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Eating roadkill deer #7377991
10/13/21 06:53 AM
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How long do you s'pose a deer could lay along the road when hit at night? ( and the meat still be salvageable) It's going to be getting down into the 30s at night.


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7377993
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A deer will not cool off in 24 hours if the guts are in it and the hide on. Bow hunters leave them over night pretty often. They are bloated when they find them, but maybe they don't eat them. I guess I don't think it's going to kill you, but they can sour. You should be able to smell it.


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7377994
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Some of the meat would be good couple hours but a deer bloats really fast I wouldn’t eat it past that Plus depending on damage and which part Around here too easy to kill are find one no one wants that has been handled properly

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7377999
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Nebraska has a "feed the hungry" program where you can donate deer meat to folks that want it. Except you have to pay to have it processed at a locker first. I think not!


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378029
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Going to Taxidermy school in the 80s another student was cutting meat off a roadkill . He had a pile of pinkish meat . I said what are you doing with that the hide is all chewed up . He said if it's Grey It's rotted, if it's pink it's still edible.

I THOUGHT HOW GROSS


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378040
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I have shot a couple of deer that I didn't recover until the next morning, and the meat was fine. I think that there may be some that use the "bloating" as an excuse not to use the meat? I've seen animals start to "bloat" within minutes of them dying.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378052
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I think the natives ate some meat that would turn anyone's stomach these days. Their fridges didn't work very well. laugh


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378056
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my wife wants an accurate TOD I am good with a safe window of time.

you will know when you stick a knife in them, unless your nose is broke do to the C-virus

last year I picked one up I was on the way to Farm and fleet cop was writing up the collision , 40 minutes later I was headed back home and stopped and loaded it in the truck , strait home to skin and quarter it was only 50 degrees.
the gut was broke but I did the gutless method and saved a lot of meat.

several years ago we found a buck Sunday morning of deer season , gut shot and still warm even with 30 degree temps we had hunted that spot mid day Saturday and would have seen it , we gutted it that stunk , well the whole thing just stunk even after cleaning it out very well after gutting, I skinned it and it still stunk it so we let that one go and drug it out back for the coyotes and such.


we have a donation program where the DNR or some donations to them pay for the processing but they don't take road kill. Many counties have a list at the sheriffs department as they used to be the ones to have to tag them. you call and get on the list and when they get a salvageable deer you get a call but you have to be able to go and get it right then.

after with was probably mine and other peoples persistent asking for it and bugging my state rep we got a road kill hotline. who wants to sit roadside and wait 40-60 minutes for a Sherriff to come from the far side of the county , and they are busy , mush of the time there are only 2 for the whole county. some places fewer than that.

now you have to have a DNR customer number and you call it in and answer questions or leave a message and they call you back if real late.


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378073
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Red tape. Perfect!


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378091
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I have eaten many roadkill deer, or at least parts of them. I'd say take each one as it comes......some are going to be fine, others not so much. We have, on occasion, left deer til morning because of a suspected paunch hit, etc. Their intestines will absolutely look like balloon animals, but after dressing them we thoroughly wash them out with a white vinegar and water solution and proceed with the butchering. At times a road kill will have backstraps that are fine, even though the gut stink has ruined the tenderloins or the thicker areas have soured. Salvage what you can.


Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378127
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Red tape. Perfect!


one phone call sure beats waiting for a deputy


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there is a big cat sanctuary that collects road kill , I know a Veterinarian that sees their cats , well not much since he got them going on the road kill maybe 10-12 years ago

each deer is cut into 6 sections

hind quarters 1,2

front shoulders 3,4

head and neck 5

torso 6

each cat gets one piece a day for 6 days

the torso and head and neck are very important mineral source for the cats

those big cats crunch right through the skull


a good low cost diet makes for healthy cats


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378158
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Let them age 7-10 days for more flavor and texture.

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I like about a 3 day taint before hauling to my bait stations.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: merganser] #7378164
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Originally Posted by merganser
I have shot a couple of deer that I didn't recover until the next morning, and the meat was fine. I think that there may be some that use the "bloating" as an excuse not to use the meat? I've seen animals start to "bloat" within minutes of them dying.


BIG difference in "road kill" and shot deer MOST road kill deer die from blunt force trauma, which will cause the meat to decompose differently. PLUS the black top is like a griddle cooking it if the sun is shining and it's still on the shoulder. How long was the recovered deer actually dead when you found it. Lot of variables involved in both cases. But your intestines your Dr bill . Risk reward question only each person can speak for themselves.

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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378165
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Cut out the back straps and leave the rest lay.


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Smoke it good to disguise the tangy taste.

Folow me for more cullinary tips. grin

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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
How long do you s'pose a deer could lay along the road when hit at night? ( and the meat still be salvageable) It's going to be getting down into the 30s at night.


Easily overnight.

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Originally Posted by The Beav
Cut out the back straps and leave the rest lay.


At a bare minimum.

I never let good meat go to waste.

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To salvage meat that's getting a little "Wiffy", rub it down heavily with baking soda.


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