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Old 11-20-2021, 03:03 PM   #1
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A friend of a friend's son shot this buck (with rifle) and found it had an old wound---asked if the meat is good---any thoughts? My thought is no.

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Old 11-20-2021, 03:12 PM   #2
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I think I would cut the area out and process the rest.
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Old 11-20-2021, 03:12 PM   #3
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If that's the color I wouldnt.
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Old 11-20-2021, 03:15 PM   #4
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Cut around it.
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Old 11-20-2021, 03:16 PM   #5
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I would think the front and rear quarters would be just fine and neck meat.
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:03 PM   #6
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Had a similar experience several seasons back---small buck hobbled up to the feed pen and was barely able to get inside. Had a soft-ball sized wound in the left shoulder. This was 2-3 days after youth weekend. I drilled him and he took off over the pen, ran about 20 yds and piled up. I dressed him, discarded that shoulder and kept the rest. Well, about 3 days later the smell was at the point where he went to the buzzard buffet---no way was I gonna keep it.
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:14 PM   #7
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My son shot one that had that yellow tint and had a wound across the brisket, asked a biologist friend if it was good and he said he wouldn’t feed it to his dog!
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:30 PM   #8
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No I’m not eating that. Infection could be all over
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:44 PM   #9
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Cook it out, meat will just a little more juicy than normal.
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:47 PM   #10
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Time to pull your Man Card lol
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:53 PM   #11
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Nope, I wouldn’t eat any of that deer.
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:14 PM   #12
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Chunk it. No way I would eat that nasty thing. It's to easy to kill a un-infected one..
I've seen them worse than that and the strange thing is most of the time the don't even stink. It looks like it should..
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:14 PM   #13
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Why chance it ?
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:20 PM   #14
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No problem, you can have it..
I ain't eating that..
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:21 PM   #15
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Double post

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Old 11-20-2021, 05:30 PM   #16
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Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worms.
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:37 PM   #17
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No problem, you can have it..
I ain't eating that..
No- talking about the header lol
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:42 PM   #18
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I'm a huge advocate of eating everything and kind of scoff at all the people who won't eat this or that or are sensitive about deer left overnight or all day or whatever. Having said that, I'd likely have a hard time eating anything that looked like that. If it were me I'd give it a wide berth and only take meat nowhere near it that looked very normal and healthy then I'd trim a lot closer and cube up that stuff to boost my dog food, but still leaving out the nasty and yellow stuff.
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:50 PM   #19
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So, if you are at the lease and tag a deer like that. You decide that it is not edible, discard it and a game warden stops you. Is there a correct way to handle this situation?
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:29 PM   #20
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Ask him if he wants the backstraps
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:54 PM   #21
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I can't tell what I am looking at in the picture but if it had a fairly large infected area I would not eat any of it
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Old 11-20-2021, 07:03 PM   #22
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It’s fine IMO
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Old 11-20-2021, 07:16 PM   #23
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I agree ^^^.
Eaten many that had similar, including elk, and was never a issue, or even discussed, you just cut it out.
People are finicky these days
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Old 11-20-2021, 07:37 PM   #24
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Can't really tell, but that whole deer looks yeller to me... If so, ain't no way I'm eatin' that... I'd go get me a replacement deer!
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:55 PM   #25
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My buddy who used to be a butcher says they're fine. Obviously cut way around the infected area.
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Old 11-20-2021, 10:09 PM   #26
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Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worms.
X2, Josey Wales quotes apply to many of life’s problems.

Jamie: “Josey, this here deer is all spoilt. Should I shoot us another one?

Josey: “I reckon so”


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Old 11-20-2021, 10:47 PM   #27
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Do any of you proclaiming to be green meat eaters buy meat at the store that is green???? Hail no you don't.. Not a dang thing different here..
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Old 11-20-2021, 10:55 PM   #28
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Looks better than the McRib :-)
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:43 AM   #29
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If that's the color I wouldnt.
I would agree, if most of the deer is that color, I would be kind and donate it to hungry coyotes.
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:58 AM   #30
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Looks better than the McRib :-)
LOL!!!

You went there didn’t you…. Haha!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:05 AM   #31
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Yote food.
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:33 AM   #32
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Do any of you proclaiming to be green meat eaters buy meat at the store that is green???? Hail no you don't.. Not a dang thing different here..
No because they cut it out first, but if you eat fast food then you have eaten green meat .
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:03 AM   #33
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Do any of you proclaiming to be green meat eaters buy meat at the store that is green???? Hail no you don't.. Not a dang thing different here..
You do if you buy that red dyed meat at the mexican grocery for fajitas. At least that is what I was told by someone who saw the meat before it went in the dye
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Old 11-21-2021, 12:02 PM   #34
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how about a better pic ... of the whole carcass first!
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Old 11-21-2021, 12:57 PM   #35
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Animals that have been wounded probably have an infection so I would toss it?
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Old 11-21-2021, 01:10 PM   #36
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You do if you buy that red dyed meat at the mexican grocery for fajitas. At least that is what I was told by someone who saw the meat before it went in the dye
Yea I have seen that crap.. No way I would knowing eat that stuff..
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:58 PM   #37
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No I’m not eating that. Infection could be all over
This, I would think the infection would be in the blood and not just centralized to that spot. That is not a small wound. I personally wouldn't chance it.
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:03 PM   #38
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Not sure if it's just the picture or what, but the color of all that meat looks waaayyy off to me. No way, Jose
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:42 PM   #39
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Not just no, but hell no!
You tough guys that say you'd eat it, can probably talk the OP out of it, if you're that hard up for a deer to eat.
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Old 11-24-2021, 02:59 AM   #40
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Might make a good dip for French fries
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:00 AM   #41
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Do any of you proclaiming to be green meat eaters buy meat at the store that is green???? Hail no you don't.. Not a dang thing different here..
If you have ever bought pre-made stuff at a grocery store deli, you've had green meat. Ham salad, the meat on the party trays that has been trimmed and things like that. My wife worked at one years ago. She still won't buy anything from a grocery store deli.
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:03 PM   #42
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how about a better pic ... of the whole carcass first!
Don't have any other pics--sorry
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:44 PM   #43
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:07 PM   #44
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This, I would think the infection would be in the blood and not just centralized to that spot. That is not a small wound. I personally wouldn't chance it.

We hunted a large ranch in Brackettville owned by a veterinarian several years ago. I shot a doe that had an infected wound probably similar to that one. We happened to run into the vet on the way back to camp and he saw the doe… he said to toss her in the gut pile for the yotes and shoot another.
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