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#5416907 - 11/12/14 08:39 PM Found Buck need opinions
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Buck was shot late in the evening around 5pm on the 10th. Deer was walking in and out of clearing took the shot head on bullet hit left shoulder bullet exited same side third to last rib. No blood for trailing found buck next morning around 8am.Bullet tore up shoulder and hit guts. Went ahead and gutted buck but just don't know if meat is good has some strong smell to it temp was around 69 and falling through out the night. Deer was washed out real good. Just a lot of hours passed. Deer totally bled out on inside. No experience with this problem first deer never found after the shot. Deer is on ice at this time.

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#5416952 - 11/12/14 08:51 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Personally, I wouldn't unless temps were at least 30 degrees cooler.
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#5416965 - 11/12/14 08:54 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Nope

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#5416972 - 11/12/14 08:58 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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I have kept them when it was low 40's or lower overnight. Was the buck still warm when you found him? Was the side laying with ground contact still warm? IMO the meat will have that gutshot smell. Just about every deer I recovered the next morning has an odor after you gut them. It goes away when in a walkin cooler when I let them hang for a few days. I would see what it looks like and how it smells being on ice for a few days. Just pull the plug and drain everyday then add new ice. Was the meat slimy feeling when you finished skinning the buck and put it on ice?
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#5417006 - 11/12/14 09:08 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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ANY greenish spots? Think I would have to pass with the variables, high temps, strong smell, gut shot. Not worth it to me based on what you describe. May take it to a processor and get his professional opinion, he should have seen it all by now. Your only gambling with your health scared
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#5417059 - 11/12/14 09:27 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Too warm for me, sadly I'd discard him, it happens.

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#5417074 - 11/12/14 09:33 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Where are you located?
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#5417088 - 11/12/14 09:40 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Tainted, to warm and blood and guts marinating the meat for several hours.

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#5417107 - 11/12/14 09:48 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Cut a piece out of a hindquarter and see if the smell is bad. if so discard....I kept one like this but it was much colder overnight.

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#5417153 - 11/12/14 10:07 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Old processor I used for years would cut a slice or three off and toss in a hot skillet. Doesn't take long to smell it if the meat is bad.
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#5417200 - 11/12/14 10:28 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Thanks for the feed back! If my wife got sick from this my hunting days would be over just finally got her to eat venison after twenty four years married. And I feel it went bad. Killed to many deer and this one smells bad, was a mess in that cavity.

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#5417230 - 11/12/14 10:45 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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My aunt gut shot a deer once, died on scene but every time we ate a piece of it, it smelled like gut

Only tried backstrap and tenders though
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#5417258 - 11/12/14 11:09 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: txtrophy85]
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I don't think I would chance it

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#5417277 - 11/12/14 11:27 PM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: 10 point]
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Originally Posted By: 10 point

Thanks for the feed back! If my wife got sick from this my hunting days would be over just finally got her to eat venison after twenty four years married. And I feel it went bad. Killed to many deer and this one smells bad, was a mess in that cavity.


Sounds like you already know and just confirming your "gut" feeling up (sorry for the pun)

Sure not worth your family's health being compromised and I understand the 24 year thing with your wife, same her my friend.
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#5417537 - 11/13/14 07:57 AM Re: Found Buck need opinions [Re: Western]
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Unfortunately I think I would have to pass. frown
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