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Using deer fat? #7347027 11/13/18 03:02 PM
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The deer are in tip top shape this year. I process my own. Do any of you use the clean fat in your grind?


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Nope do not use. Use beef or pork fat. Deer fat tends to taint and give a wangy taste, imo.


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Originally Posted by activescrape
The deer are in tip top shape this year. I process my own. Do any of you use the clean fat in your grind?

Muscle fat, yes, that hard tack outerbody stuff, NO.

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Thanks guys.


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I am meticulous about removing as much deer fat as I can because the fat from a deer gets rancid rather quickly.

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I use the fat from deer for one thing. I melt it down in a frying pan and then pour the oil in a container so that I can use it to rub down my rattling horns. I keep it in the freezer and is good for years. The oil from the fat is a great preservative and will not produce a foreign odor that might spook a deer. Now you know another one of my hunting secrets....
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Originally Posted by gary roberson
I use the fat from deer for one thing. I melt it down in a frying pan and then pour the oil in a container so that I can use it to rub down my rattling horns. I keep it in the freezer and is good for years. The oil from the fat is a great preservative and will not produce a foreign odor that might spook a deer. Now you know another one of my hunting secrets....
Adios,
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that is dedication! honestly ive never thought of oiling rattling horns...

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Originally Posted by 7mag
Nope do not use. Use beef or pork fat. Deer fat tends to taint and give a wangy taste, imo.


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I do, I think it tastes good myself.

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Don't care for taste of deer fat. I buy that cheap 75% hamburger from Wally World and mix it 25% with deer for my grind meat.

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if you don't oil, they will dry up and get brittle. They will no longer produce the sharp, lively sound...more like knocking two sticks together. I am using horns from a buck that I killed nearly 30 years ago.
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The deer are in tip top shape this year. I process my own. Do any of you use the clean fat in your grind?

Muscle fat, yes, that hard tack outerbody stuff, NO.

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
I use the fat from deer for one thing. I melt it down in a frying pan and then pour the oil in a container so that I can use it to rub down my rattling horns. I keep it in the freezer and is good for years. The oil from the fat is a great preservative and will not produce a foreign odor that might spook a deer. Now you know another one of my hunting secrets....
Adios,
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Seems like you would have to rub down yourself, the rifle/bow, clothes etc. all with the oil no? or why worry about it.


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that fat will have an off flavor but mostly it will leave a very waxy coat in your mouth thats tough to get rid of. It will harden very quickly also.


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That hard fat, boiled and strained, is great for leather preservation, boots, work gloves, ball gloves

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
I use the fat from deer for one thing. I melt it down in a frying pan and then pour the oil in a container so that I can use it to rub down my rattling horns. I keep it in the freezer and is good for years. The oil from the fat is a great preservative and will not produce a foreign odor that might spook a deer. Now you know another one of my hunting secrets....
Adios,
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Gary, I was told that it would go rancid. Is that not the case?


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The oil is used only to preserve the rattling horns (real horns) not as a cover scent. HornSlayer, it will not go rancid if you store it in the deep freeze. I have some that is over 5 years old and it is still good.
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No. Trim out all the deer fat and use beef fat or pork fat if you want to add some.

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
The oil is used only to preserve the rattling horns (real horns) not as a cover scent. HornSlayer, it will not go rancid if you store it in the deep freeze. I have some that is over 5 years old and it is still good.
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What can you use to oil the horns if you don't have any deer fat?

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I would use nothing else because any other product you use will produce some other odor. I was visiting with a guy who claimed to rattle lots of deer and he said that he used WD-40 to preserve his antlers. I smelled of them and he was right...
In a pinch, I would use vegetable oil but getting tallow from a deer this time of the year is pretty easy. If nothing else, go to a deer processor, they will be discarding it.
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Nope do not use. Use beef or pork fat. Deer fat tends to taint and give a wangy taste, imo.


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Yes I have used the fat from the deer I killed in the hamburger and leave the fat on the hindquarters when cutting steaks. I feed a lot of corn from August till March and the deer I process are in great shape. The fat tastes like a corn finished beef calf to me. I like the taste of the fat on a grilled steak or fried steak. On a deer that is not fat or one I kill off a place that does not feed much, I will use fat pork roast or real fat beef brisket to mix in with trimmings.
I have a set of rattling horns that a friend gave me in 1988. Only thing I oil them with every so often, is linseed oil. They have a little more mass so they have a deeper tone and have had it since the start. I also blunt the tips of each tine to give the antlers a deeper tone, keep them from chipping and save my fingers/back of my hands from cuts when rattling.



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Originally Posted by activescrape
The deer are in tip top shape this year. I process my own. Do any of you use the clean fat in your grind?


I use pork just not worth the risk for me.

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