Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
White substance on whitetail deer >

White substance on whitetail deer

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

White substance on whitetail deer

Old 12-14-2019, 08:26 PM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Default White substance on whitetail deer

Today my dad and I got our first whitetail buck, we got it gutted and began to skin it. When skinning on the underside of one of the hind legs near the reproductive organs we hit a spot where slightly off white puss looking stuff came out from just under the skin. We weren’t sure what it is so I thought i would see if anyone knew, thanks
Attached Thumbnails White substance on whitetail deer-ecf5a4cb-60ae-4e11-bd72-76fbbbb05d30.jpeg  
awmurphy17@gmail.com is offline  
Old 12-14-2019, 08:41 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 7,680
Default

Looks like puss to me. An injury, infection of some type. Did it stink?
-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 12-14-2019, 08:56 PM
  #3  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Default

Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
Looks like puss to me. An injury, infection of some type. Did it stink?
-Jake
there was no smell and we could find no sign of an injury either, was told it could have something to do with scent glands/rut
awmurphy17@gmail.com is offline  
Old 12-14-2019, 10:16 PM
  #4  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 7,680
Default

I've never seen that, and wouldn't say it's normal.

You won't always be able to see an injury. Could have been clipped by a broad head, run into a Barb on a fence, who knows what. And developed a puss pocket in there.

-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 12-15-2019, 05:13 AM
  #5  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tug Hill NY
Posts: 391
Default

The surrounding tissues certainly don't look inflamed , like a source of infection, otherwise it looks like...pus. It may have had an injury that is resolved, and it is residual drainage, but usually that much pus will STINK!. Certainly nothing to worry about.
Daveboone is offline  
Old 12-15-2019, 05:25 AM
  #6  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Default

Thank you for the input we weren’t sure what is was and wanting to make sure it wasn’t a major thing to worry about
awmurphy17@gmail.com is offline  
Old 12-16-2019, 07:22 AM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 413
Default

My son shot his first deer (8 Point) several years ago now. We noticed a soft ball size knot on one shoulder. I tried to skin around it, but still managed to open it an green clumpy crud came out, it didn't stink. First thing I thought of was a broadhead was in there, but nope. Since it was located on the shoulder we threw it away. The rest of the deer was just fine with no issues. Deer can get wounded like said above by several means an this was an old wound that caused a cyst, from what I have read the cyst would eventually dissolve. This is the first an only time I have seen this. I wouldn't eat any meat in the immediate area of that substance, the rest of the deer should be good, just make sure the meat is well done before eating.
toytruck is offline  
Old 12-16-2019, 06:12 PM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Pa.
Posts: 433
Default

[QUOTE=toytruck;4366708]My son shot his first deer (8 Point) several years ago now. We noticed a soft ball size knot on one shoulder. I tried to skin around it, but still managed to open it an green clumpy crud came out, it didn't stink. First thing I thought of was a broadhead was in there, but nope. Since it was located on the shoulder we threw it away. The rest of the deer was just fine with no issues. Deer can get wounded like said above by several means an this was an old wound that caused a cyst, from what I have read the cyst would eventually dissolve. This is the first an only time I have seen this. I wouldn't eat any meat in the immediate area of that substance, the rest of the deer should be good, just make sure the meat is well done before eating.[/QUOTE

The one thing I would be concerned in your Deers case Toy is that the bad infection your Deer had would have been passin thru the complete blood stream of the Deer.
GOOD OLE BOY is offline  
Old 12-18-2019, 07:31 AM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 413
Talking

[QUOTE=GOOD OLE BOY;4366763]
Originally Posted by toytruck View Post
My son shot his first deer (8 Point) several years ago now. We noticed a soft ball size knot on one shoulder. I tried to skin around it, but still managed to open it an green clumpy crud came out, it didn't stink. First thing I thought of was a broadhead was in there, but nope. Since it was located on the shoulder we threw it away. The rest of the deer was just fine with no issues. Deer can get wounded like said above by several means an this was an old wound that caused a cyst, from what I have read the cyst would eventually dissolve. This is the first an only time I have seen this. I wouldn't eat any meat in the immediate area of that substance, the rest of the deer should be good, just make sure the meat is well done before eating.[/QUOTE

The one thing I would be concerned in your Deers case Toy is that the bad infection your Deer had would have been passin thru the complete blood stream of the Deer.
Very true! He ate it an other than acting like his mother as times...seem to be OK...
https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife...osis/index.asp

Last edited by toytruck; 12-18-2019 at 07:34 AM.
toytruck is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.