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Old 12-29-2007, 09:36 AM
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Hello all,

I arrowed a doe yesterday evening at dusk and spent about three hours looking for her. I went back out this am and found her a ways off just now. The yotes have eaten her nose/ears and a## out. Is this now a wasted deer, with contaminated meat? Or can I save anything? I feel awful that I cound not find it last night. What are some your experences with this?



Well I went out and took a few pics(attached). Worse yet tunred out to be a button head . I am thinking about setting up over the carcus and puting some lead through whatever comes to eat it. I just need tocheck with my regs and see whats allowed 1st. I only have about two week lift in season here and I have plenty of tags so no worries there. Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-29-2007, 09:38 AM
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Happened to me this year... I had to go back to look for my doe in the morning and 'yotes had eaten the butt end out of it!

Meat is no good in my opinion.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:41 AM
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I personally wouldn't recover it after the yotes have eaten off from it. They usually go into the azz end first and IMO contaminate the hind quarters and possibly back straps. I would just chalk it up to a lost animal and continue to hunt. I do know others who bring it home but that is their choice. I know one person who brought a similar deer into a check station and the warden who happened to be there took the deer and gave him another tag.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:16 AM
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That makes sense. I'll bet if SGTLOWE called the game warden in his area and asked about it they would promise to give him a new tag in exchange for the scavanged doe carcass. They get a research animal and he continues to hunt...win/win.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:40 AM
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:42 PM
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Once the coyotes have been at it, I would leave it alone. Unfortunate as it may be.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:26 PM
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that happened to me durring bow season.
I wouldn't eat the meat, just count the loss and keep hunting.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:08 PM
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don't eat that mess.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:22 PM
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I had a yote eat the arse of a doe I shot last year.I just trimmed around the eaten portion and I ate it with no problems.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:05 PM
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Let the yotes have it. the deer that is and then give the yotes lead for desert.
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