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Old 08-24-2008, 01:31 PM
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i found this Doe on my trail Cam today, i have more pic of her on another site about 150 yards away, my Question is what is it? and is the Meat safe to eat?

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:50 PM
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Should be, looks like a severe ear infection or something.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:40 AM
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I have seen this before. I saw it on a buck and it would swell up and then go down, then swell up and go down. When it was shot it was swollen up and determined to be just a fatty growth.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:13 AM
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I shot a yearling once that had a growth the size of a basket ball coming out of the front of its brisket, all the way over its left front sholder. when I shot it with the bow the thing exploded with pinkish fluid, when I went up to the animal it stunk real foul and was left for the crows. have not seen anything like since.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:35 AM
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That is a fibroma. A form of benign tumor. supposedly harmless to people if you harvest a deer with one on it.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:50 AM
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Should be ok to eat, youre not eating the head anyway. Just make sure the meat is fully cooked youll be ok
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:30 AM
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ORIGINAL: Remnard

That is a fibroma. A form of benign tumor. supposedly harmless to people if you harvest a deer with one on it.
I agree.
As far as eating the meat, I would think there would be no problem.
To be safe, check with your Fish and Game Dept for their input.
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