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)
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…
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.
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.