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Old 11-25-2017, 10:20 AM
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Hey guys.was cutting up this years deer when I found I fluid filled cyst or absess
That was about the size of a marble with what looked blood clots or something the size of a tic tac in the rear leg but it was kinda in the middle of the meat I found it 1-2 inches in the meat was curious if I should be throwing this deer out or keeping? Any help woul really help!👍🏻
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:02 PM
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I just finished processing my Vt buck, got it all packaged and in the freezer and now for some rest time. What you probably saw especially if it came inside the rear hammies is probably a lymph node and can be found when separating the muscle groups as fatty tissue between the cuts of steak. I think it is important to remove them but they don't affect the meat when removed.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:12 PM
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That's normal, Nothing to be concerned with. Cut it out

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Old 11-27-2017, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
That's normal, Nothing to be concerned with. Cut it out

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Thanks! I appreciate the help👍🏻
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:48 AM
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Why would you even contemplate tossing an entire carcass for one cyst?
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:45 AM
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I was reading another article today about some new findings of CWD in the upper mid west. Now some are worried the transmission of CWD could jump from the cervid world to humans which up to this point hasn't been proven but has been suspected. Turning the page forward could an epidemic spread of CWD spell the end of being able to eat deer and elk? I wouldn't knowingly eat an infected animal but that is just my opinion. On another note I ground burger yesterday and got over 30 pounds of burger plus all the steaks from my buck. I can tell it will be a good eater. Cut up real nice and was tender.

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Old 11-27-2017, 03:08 PM
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CI, that isn't new news. Prion disease have a bad habit of mutation and crossing species boundaries. For the sake of deer and elk hunting in this country I sincerely hope it doesn't happen with CWD. However, the possibility is there. That is why I will never hunt an area that is known to have CWD present. I would prefer not to be the first person to die from the disease. Mad cow, at first didn't affect humans from what I have read. This is a scary thing and I find it hard to believe how many don;t think it is a big deal.
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