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Old 11-10-2018, 01:00 PM
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Shot at 430. Found it today at 1pm. Got down into the 20ís here last night. Mid 40ís today. I gut it, hung it and spread the chest cavity. Didnít smell any worse than your standard rutting buck. Am I ok eating this thing? Hate to throw it out but also donít want to serve my family something that might hurt them.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:07 PM
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I would eat it. It was cool enough. As long as there was no extra odor or strange colors.

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Old 11-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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I say your fine
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:31 PM
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Gut it and open it up. Skin it and get it cooling soon as you can.

You may loose some parts but you can tell what has gone bad. It will be obvious as you butcher it. Just toss what ever is bad in trash bag and use it up as dog food. What is good is still good, just get it wrapped and in the freezer.
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:20 PM
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The only deer I ever lost was a found the next day. I could tell by the smell it wasn't quite normal and still butchered it. After a couple of meals I threw it out. So my advice is try it and you will know.
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