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#5417605 - 11/13/14 08:40 AM This may help answer questions about venison spoilage
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I hope this helps answer questions about deer spoilage.
http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/articles/how-venison-spoils
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#5417693 - 11/13/14 09:19 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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Good info. up
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#5417778 - 11/13/14 09:52 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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Was surprised to read that you can have as few as 3 hours to recover a deer in 50 degree weather.
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#5417918 - 11/13/14 10:35 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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According to that article I should be dead now after eating some of the venison I have.
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#5417961 - 11/13/14 10:55 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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roflmao that aint no lie
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#5417983 - 11/13/14 11:02 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Was surprised to read that you can have as few as 3 hours to recover a deer in 50 degree weather.


I believe it. I recall an archery buck shot in S. TX in October by a friend. Took us about 2.5 hours to find that deer, and by then he was very bloated and starting to stink. Got him skinned out and cooled off just in time.
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#5418025 - 11/13/14 11:18 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
According to that article I should be dead now after eating some of the venison I have.


Me too. I've got a doe I shot in October in the freezer now that hung for 2 days in 50 and 60 degree weather, although I don't think the meat ever got that warm. Ate some this passed weekend and it was fabulous. food

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#5418655 - 11/13/14 03:44 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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Next time I get some road kill, I'll forward it to you fellas LOL
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#5418868 - 11/13/14 05:28 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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I loved reading that first introduction into the article. I could have written that word for word.
I remember the old recurve and fiberglass arrows I started with. I even have the scar on my left hand where a cracked fiberglass arrow shattered when I shot it and the back half of the arrow ended up sticking out of my hand. eek2

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#5418906 - 11/13/14 05:44 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: kry226]
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Originally Posted By: kry226
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
According to that article I should be dead now after eating some of the venison I have.


Me too. I've got a doe I shot in October in the freezer now that hung for 2 days in 50 and 60 degree weather, although I don't think the meat ever got that warm. Ate some this passed weekend and it was fabulous. food


It hung outside for 2 days?
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#5419201 - 11/13/14 08:13 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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Info I will save. thanks

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#5419621 - 11/13/14 10:40 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: hook_n_line]
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Good post, cool read
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#5419649 - 11/13/14 10:50 PM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: Jimbo]
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
I loved reading that first introduction into the article. I could have written that word for word.
I remember the old recurve and fiberglass arrows I started with. I even have the scar on my left hand where a cracked fiberglass arrow shattered when I shot it and the back half of the arrow ended up sticking out of my hand. eek2
I hate it when that happens trout
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#5419843 - 11/14/14 05:16 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: kry226]
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Originally Posted By: kry226
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
According to that article I should be dead now after eating some of the venison I have.


Me too. I've got a doe I shot in October in the freezer now that hung for 2 days in 50 and 60 degree weather, although I don't think the meat ever got that warm. Ate some this passed weekend and it was fabulous. food


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#5419855 - 11/14/14 05:47 AM Re: This may help answer questions about venison spoilage [Re: Bullfrog]
kry226 Offline


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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Originally Posted By: kry226
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
According to that article I should be dead now after eating some of the venison I have.


Me too. I've got a doe I shot in October in the freezer now that hung for 2 days in 50 and 60 degree weather, although I don't think the meat ever got that warm. Ate some this passed weekend and it was fabulous. food


It hung outside for 2 days?


I know, I know. The temps got down into the low 40s/high 30s at night. But they did climb during the day. The deer was hanging in a shed and I'm sure never warmed to ambient temp. I was concerned regardless. My buddy said, "Trust me. I've done this dozens of times." So I trusted him. When we finally skinned her out the meat looked great. No funny smell, and it actually looked like I just killed it that day.

He's had several meals so far, and my family has had one. We're all good. No one's sick and my buddy even likes his meat pretty rare. Very tasty doe. food

YMMV. grin

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