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Old 11-30-2008, 12:22 PM
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Default Is my deer meat spoiled??? (rookie question)

I shot it last evening, found it 16 hrs later.
Weather has been between 30-34 degrees.
Pretty good shot with my bow, enter behind shoulder, exited the 4th rib from the rear of the deer.

It was bloated when I found it, ....and it smells!!!

I just rinsed it out to see if there was just some bad stuff in there.

Did it sit too long? Am I able to keep anything? Or not risk it, and throw it away?
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:27 PM
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You should be good. The temps were low enough.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:49 PM
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30-34 degrees is fine!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:50 PM
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IVE DONE THAT WITH A FEW YOUR DEER IS FINE IT WASNT REALLY THAT LONG AND IT WAS COLD ENOUGH,ENJOY
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:30 PM
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break out the lard and onions
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:57 PM
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Your good to go hoss! congrats on the deer!
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:20 AM
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should be fine at those temps
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:30 AM
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Curious as to what took 16 hours to find your deer??? I constantly hear advice about waiting hours and hours to retrieve a deer, even on good shots. Wait on something hit back, but a shot through the ribs even quartering like you had, that deer is dead.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:42 AM
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As long as the temp stays lower that 38 we let deer hang for about 3 weeks before processing so ur good lol
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:14 AM
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Should be OK.
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