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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378508
10/13/21 07:11 PM
10/13/21 07:11 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Or better yet drad it to a field and let your coyote get fat on it now and catch them later.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378520
10/13/21 07:22 PM
10/13/21 07:22 PM
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fayette,al.
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Iv hit several over the years, stop and load’em up
Hit a half grown doe on the way to work one morning abt 4am
Got to work ,Took it around back, gutted it , skinned it and cut it up
The machine shop guys had a grill , it was all consumed before quitting time.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378892
10/14/21 09:13 AM
10/14/21 09:13 AM
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Like most things..it depends, lol
Theres always a good side to a roadkill deer. grin

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378919
10/14/21 09:58 AM
10/14/21 09:58 AM
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Missouri
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Think I have mentioned this before, but back in the 60's, they once fed us a road kill deer in the school cafeteria. Small rural school and it was free meat. Guess it helped stretch the budget. Would be hilarious to try that today.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378935
10/14/21 10:27 AM
10/14/21 10:27 AM
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Vernal, Utah, USA
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Vernal, Utah, USA
Never eaten road kill. But when I was backpacking around the mountains of southern Utah, doing cougar research for my masters thesis, I stole some meat from cougar killed deer more than once. When you are living on ramen noodles, instant oatmeal and hotdogs, some fresh backstraps roasted over the coals is too much temptation to pass up:)


Sneak the pan under his paw!
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7378959
10/14/21 11:16 AM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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Some folks ain't never been hungry. I saw bacon at IGA yesterday for $16/lb. $6 for average burger. $18/lb ribeye. There's changes a comin.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379122
10/14/21 04:22 PM
10/14/21 04:22 PM
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St. Louis Co, Mo
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It's already here and it ain't done changing!


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379167
10/14/21 05:22 PM
10/14/21 05:22 PM
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se South Dakota
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I salvaged a back leg off of a deer in the morning of a deer killed the night before. I was the field sports director at "youth organization" summer camp. Some of the staff and me ate it. No problem.


"And God said, Let us make man in our image …and let them have dominion …and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379172
10/14/21 05:40 PM
10/14/21 05:40 PM
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NWT
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
I think the natives ate some meat that would turn anyone's stomach these days. Their fridges didn't work very well. laugh



You don’t need a fridge when you know what you’re doing. Drying and smoking is how it’s done. We still do it today.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379173
10/14/21 05:44 PM
10/14/21 05:44 PM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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I'm sure you're right. They learned by trial and error.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379178
10/14/21 05:52 PM
10/14/21 05:52 PM
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Early settlers must’ve ate some nasty meat


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379184
10/14/21 06:01 PM
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When times were tough people ate their dogs,and aftet that ate their own moccassins.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379224
10/14/21 06:56 PM
10/14/21 06:56 PM
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The closer to the road but not on it the more chance it was just hit in the head. Any that walk off a distance probably have internal injuries that will make the stink soon. Each has to be judged by itself there is not number of hours or time of day they all are a bit different.......jk


Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. Whats supposed to be ain't always is.
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379284
10/14/21 08:09 PM
10/14/21 08:09 PM
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I guess it depends on how hungry you are.

The fresher the kill the better obviously. i've eaten plenty of road-kill, especially when I was younger and my state had much less liberal bag limits on deer.

The last fifteen-twenty years I kill enough to keep the family in deer meat year round.


Eh...wot?

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379381
10/14/21 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Some folks ain't never been hungry. I saw bacon at IGA yesterday for $16/lb. $6 for average burger. $18/lb ribeye. There's changes a comin.

I better raise my price for a Quarter beef at $450.00


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Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379688
10/15/21 10:19 AM
10/15/21 10:19 AM
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Valders, WI
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Have picked up many road-kill over the years and each is a bit different depending on over-night temp and amount of damage. Here in NE Wisconsin we are finally getting below 50F at night but no frost yet. I don't feel a deer hit <12 hours previously would be an issue. Guys at work will even tell me about critters they saw when coming in from a different direction. They like it when I bring back smoked jerky for the crew to eat. Cheap payback when I get fresh tenderloins, chop meat and when fur is good a few bonus coyotes.

Dave


Forever in debt to my Father who introduced me to trapping.
May I be half the man he was.
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379695
10/15/21 10:40 AM
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We picked them up all the time when I was growing up. We'd salvage what we could and feed the rest to the hounds. We just had to call the warden and he would bring us a carcass tag by later that day. We did it so often he finally just said "I know you folks are using them for a good purpose so you don't have to call anymore just pick em up." but now they have passed a law in Oklahoma that forbids you from picking up a road killed animal of any kind unless you are the one who hit it. I know a guy who was fined for stopping and cutting the antlers off of a roadkill buck. Turned in by a passersby. Cost him around $2,000 before it was all said and done.

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7379817
10/15/21 02:12 PM
10/15/21 02:12 PM
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Ames, IA
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I feel the inside hip on a back leg for warmth, I also only pick them up in the fall and winter.

Have eaten a good many road killed deer.


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure

Theodore Roosevelt
Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7380857
10/17/21 06:19 AM
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pickup many roadkill , I keep a knife and zip= bags in my truck , here you just call a number smile

Re: Eating roadkill deer [Re: Gary Benson] #7380883
10/17/21 07:13 AM
10/17/21 07:13 AM
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When an animal dies without blood loss, it's flesh will be tough and have an OFF taste. IMO
I use them for bait stations. And if it's warm out I hang a quarter or 2 under bridges on trout streams.
Let them hang a few days, then fish wax worms around the bridge
Trout are better eating than roadkill. Again IMO

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