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Old 12-23-2012, 12:19 PM
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Anything special that needs to be done. Is there a rule of thumb for leaving deer hang for 3 days etc. What is the result of not hanging or too sort of time? Does it go by weight or something?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:37 PM
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How long was it laying on the side of the road?

Are you sure it's not rotten?

When we shoot a deer, we clean it the same day.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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You must be aware of the temp, If it's 10 degrees outside, hang it. If above forty you can bang it but pack it full of ice. Hanging is like bleeding a tuna, it just tastes better. If you are unsure of the kill time, it's best to leave it. Most local law enforcement agencies will take your name and number and call you if they have a fresh killed deer so to not waste the meat. Now there's a insider tip for ya!
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I wouldn't bother with it unless I hit it, seen it hit or have some other means of knowing how long it's been laying on the side of the road.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by PXMAN View Post
How long was it laying on the side of the road?

Are you sure it's not rotten?

When we shoot a deer, we clean it the same day.
My brother in law grabbed it. He saw it get hit. I'm not sure what the bleeding process does but it was only hanging a day. Is that alright?

I'm not a game eater. I like the domestic killed stuff. Just wondering if I should or shouldn't eat it ? If it was fish I could tell ya
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Mental note: Skip the venison at the potluck.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:51 PM
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Was it hanging outside or inside? What is the temp where it was hanging?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:06 PM
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Eat it.

I don't let them hang any longer than a week and a half or two at the very most.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:16 PM
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Ok thanks guys , Hanging to bleed makes it taste better . There is suppose to be some deer chili being made for Christmas Day. I think its a why not it the thing, not the I know how to do this ...
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Did you gut it! Then take all the bruised meat off right away it can migrate the bad taste to the good meat
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
Did you gut it! Then take all the bruised meat off right away it can migrate the bad taste to the good meat
I don't know what was done to it LJ other than , road kill, asked cops if he could take it , self butchered and I have about a lb of burger in my freezer. Last time I eat deer was 50 years ago. It was like something I wouldn't go out of my way to get..b.ut then I didn't like fish back then either. Now I prefer fish so i might as well try the stuff others say is real good and haven't tried in a while!
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Best bet is to mix 50/50 with regular ground beef as deer meat is very lean and the taste alone is so so but it does make for an awesome chili.
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To tell if road Kill is fresh:

Road Kill Stew
At dusk, travel along road and draw chalk circle around all road kill.
At dawn travel down road and pick up fresh kill (no circle around it)
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