Diseased or wounded deer–have you seen meat from this?

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  • May 23, 2011 at 5:16 am #496588 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/12/2011
    Not sure if this is the proper forum sub category for this, but today I was preparing some of my last deer’s tenderloins for the grill by making nice medallions to sear and smoke them after seasoning.

    I noticed one of them was really fatty, had large chunks of fat on it.
    I remember when I pulled them thinking it was a little odd, and not normally symmetrical.

    The other seemed fine.

    The one with all the extra fat, I stripped it off as well as possible and started to remove some of the silver skin and cut it into medallions.

    I saw in a few spots inside the muscle packs it was dark red, and one spot was black, and where I cut one place between two muscle bands where there was likely a vein or artery it had a solid substance in it that was light green. Reminded me of partially digested corn you might see in a gut pile. But it was inside the meat. I examinded it closer and found that it indeed was in a vein, and had a tendency to squeeze out like toothpaste in a tube. Pretty gross.

    Anyway, I’m wondering if any of you had seen this before, I assume this was an old wound, but I do not know. Perhaps it’s somethint it contracted?

    The deer seemed fully capable as it walked through the woods. It dropped pretty quick though, so I don’t know if it was slow moving or anything. (Used a rifle on it)

    June 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm #533047 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 2/26/2011
    It could of been hit by a vehicle in the early stages of the deer’s life, and party recovered. The only other thing I can think of is gang green.
    June 9, 2011 at 12:25 am #533048 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/12/2011
    Could be! Thanks for the input, saving grace on that pack of meat was the other tender was tasty as ever! :^O


    June 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #533049 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Deer get injured in so many ways its unbelievable…if a area is questionable I would dispose of it…if its bad the whole animal may have to be disposed of..Wildlife department will usually issue another tag in these cases

    I had a deer once that had a wound on its shoulder…it had a hard cist like clump in the shoulder…I thought it may be a broad head I cut in open and it was an antler tip from another deer…
    JMHO :D

    September 2, 2011 at 4:01 am #533050 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 3/13/2011
    I once shot a doe in Ohio with a ton of big black warts mostly underneath her. Big clumps under her armpits. I should’ve left her lay but I drug her out & hung her up at the campground we stayed at. I called the game warden thinking he would take the deer & give me another tag. No such luck! He said I’m not giving you a tag but if you want a different deer he would give me a roadkill or a deer he confiscates during gun season. I said no thanks & he assured me the deer was safe to eat after we looked under the skin.Said warts are common in PA. I told him if I come down hunting next year & I have warts all over me you’ll know what happened. Well, the guys at work really enjoyed all the meat I brought in & noone broke out with warts as far as I know.
    December 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm #613326 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 12/30/2013
    I have seen this in the lower hind quarter on a doe my brother in law 30 years ago. I remember we were skinning the deer and I came acrossed a green mass that started to ooze, and it had a real nasty smell. My brother in law had a weak stomach and puked lol (sorry had to include that because i was rolling on the ground laughing so hard). But anyways, we thought it was gang green and he pitched hind quarter.
    April 12, 2014 at 11:19 pm #627049 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 4/13/2014
    probably you have right
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