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#5427740 - 11/17/14 08:56 PM Would you eat him?
Brandon A Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
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Loc: North of Victoria
Took a mercy shot on a buck someone had already shot. He had a softball size hole in his neck.

I've had several people tell me I shouldn't eat him because he could have had a bad infection.

Would y'all eat this deer?

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#5427752 - 11/17/14 09:00 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Think I would pass on eating it
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#5427779 - 11/17/14 09:11 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Cut his head off and leave him for the coyotes and buzzards .

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#5427792 - 11/17/14 09:16 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Cattleman]
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No way. Other deer out there to eat. Buzzards and yotes gotta eat too.

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#5427799 - 11/17/14 09:21 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Was the deer moving along good?? Just wondering thats a big hole..
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#5427807 - 11/17/14 09:23 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: daniel1381]
Brandon A Offline


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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
Was the deer moving along good?? Just wondering thats a big hole..

He had a pretty big limp. But not terrible.
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#5427821 - 11/17/14 09:29 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
Curly Offline
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Did you tag it?
Not being sarcastic....just wondering.


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#5427864 - 11/17/14 09:39 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Yes I did.
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#5427927 - 11/17/14 10:14 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
stxranchman Offline
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I would not have shot that buck, but that is my choice to make. You made the choice the you saw fit to do. Seen deer that survive some pretty serious injuries and wounds.
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#5427956 - 11/17/14 10:33 PM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Looks like someone took a badly quartering away shot and missed just wide, hit the skin over the shoulder and blew through the front of the shoulder giving that hole. Not a lethal shot in my mind, and he would have likely survived without much of a hitch, as you said limping for a bit.

No harm taking him though. Will make a good euro. Could probably take the straps and tenderloins and hams and been just fine.

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#5428433 - 11/18/14 08:58 AM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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^^^ I'd take the straps, and hams and tenderloins....and head and cape.

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#5428452 - 11/18/14 09:05 AM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: ImBillT]
Curly Offline
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Originally Posted By: ImBillT
^^^ I'd take the straps, and hams and tenderloins....and head and cape.


yup
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#5428455 - 11/18/14 09:07 AM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
tShawnB Offline
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Would have passed on him, mother nature takes care of her own and is often cruel. Now you burnt a tag on a buck you can't or won't eat. I think the ethics things gets blown way out of proportion sometimes. Yes, we owe it to the animals we harvest to be competent shots and provide quick clean kills, so in this instance the first hunter who wounded this deer acted unethically, be it by accident or just lack of practice. Also, I have seen some pretty banged up deer, especially bucks live several years after injury; even seen a three legged deer once (had 4 legs, one was just limp and useless from an old injury). I will say this though, if in your mind you feel you did the ethical or right thing, that's all that really matters.
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#5428499 - 11/18/14 09:15 AM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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I'd probably eat him.

What do you guys want with a cape that has a big-arse hole in it?
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#5428546 - 11/18/14 09:31 AM Re: Would you eat him? [Re: Brandon A]
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Like said backstraps, tenders and hindquarters prolly fine but doubt a processor would take him just being field dressed. Too risky for their operation. A call to GW may have saved your tag and they would have let you take the head more than likely.
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