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    Default How does a friend react to this?

    So lets say that a good friend drops a decent buck. You find out later that he doesn't take any meat because of an odd looking wound on the hind quarter that concerned him. What do you say - if anything- to him? I want to hear opinions as I am curious if I did what you would do.
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    I wouldnt say anything to him about it unless he brought it up.

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    his choice I guess alot of shelters will take the meat if you don't!!!

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    I wouldn't say anything, if he thought it wasn't fit to eat, wether he was right or wrong I'd give him a pass. Can't fault someone for being safe even if they overreacted (assuming that was the case).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNMike View Post
    So lets say that a good friend drops a decent buck. You find out later that he doesn't take any meat because of an odd looking wound on the hind quarter that concerned him. What do you say - if anything- to him? I want to hear opinions as I am curious if I did what you would do.
    If he was truly concerned then why should it matter. He was scared to eat the meat because of the wound.
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    I would say something, I would have tried to salvage some meat. Id want to know if he skinned it and checked it out, id want to know if he made any attemp to get any meat off of it. And if he didnt Id tell him he should have. Ill even take road kill. If its fresh and theres good meat on there it should be taken.

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    As long as it was legally killed and tagged I would not say anything. He bought it and all legally. Now if he had killed it and then decided not to tag it because of a wound then I may say something to him. Wanton waste and all. But thats just me.


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    I kind of agree with RiverRob and BHH. Something should probably be said. There had to be some salvageable meat. There is no reason to not take what you killed, at the very least Hunters for the Hungry would probably have taken it. The only way to tell if the meat was bad would have been to at least partially skin it in the field. Did he take the head/horns? He definitely should have used a tag. Does MN still only allow 1 buck per year?
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    if their was an injury, who knows maybe an infection has spread taround the meat. cant blame a guy for being safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    As long as it was legally killed and tagged I would not say anything. He bought it and all legally. Now if he had killed it and then decided not to tag it because of a wound then I may say something to him. Wanton waste and all. But thats just me.
    exactly what i thought. he shot it, tag it and bag it...

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    Default If I thought he was over reacting...

    I would have just give me the meat, and I'll do some thourough testing!
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    Probably depends on how bad the wound was. If it was oozing and infected looking I wouldn't say anything. If it appeared mostly healed up I might try to persuade him to salvage some of the meat.

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    3 years ago I shot a decent buck,he had more led in him than any animal I have shot...He had infection pockets around 4 different areas including his neck...The more I cut all the infection away,the more I noticed it oozing out of meat that had not been cut yet...I did this Deer a favor when I shot it,im sure it was gonna die a slow and painful death...We pulled out 3 different size bullets from that deer...
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    I would say talk to him right away, Did he just take the head and leave the rest lay after finding the wound? did he tag it? I know my tags say cut proper date and attatch to animal IMEADITLY after kill, this means befor you take pics, call your freinds, move it, gut it, or load it in your truck. Also if you kill it you take the whole thing out, no matter the condition, if you find its bad when you get home, maybee call the wildlife dept in the area and have them come take a look, in most cases, if they agree its not comsumable, they pry will give anouther tag, and may or may not take the animal. I guess thats his choice if he wants to call it in, but he may be looking for trouble by not tagin it or taking it out after shooting it.

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    I payed for the tag, its my choice what happens to the meat.....

    just like the choice to have a "feeling" on abortion.....

    people as a whole, need to stop pushing THEIR beliefs on everyone.....

    sounds like there may be more to this story.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    I payed for the tag, its my choice what happens to the meat.....

    just like the choice to have a "feeling" on abortion.....

    people as a whole, need to stop pushing THEIR beliefs on everyone.....

    sounds like there may be more to this story.......
    Just a heads up there buddy. Abortion is not a choice it is murder.


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    I've helped process several wounded deer which had bullet and arow wounds from previous encounters with hunters. Some had large pockets of abcessed meat which extended from the original wound quite a ways. But, we always skinned and examined the while carcasse before passing judgment on the animal. Some were salvageable, some weren't.

    I guess it depends on how much experience you have putting up and processing meat. If he didn't know for sure, I'm not going to fault him for erring on the side of caution. A hospital or doctor bill will cost more than the savings realized on 50 lbs. or so of meat. JMHO, others may disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plemasters View Post
    A hospital or doctor bill will cost more than the savings realized on 50 lbs. or so of meat.
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    If there's a question on the meat I would much rather error on the safe side.

    I am not the only one eating the deer I shoot.

    I did the same thing with a deer that looked like it was hit by a car, the whole back half was all bruised up and had bad color to it. I didn't even take the front quarters or back straps, I figured if it was infected it was all though the deers blood.

    His decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    I payed for the tag, its my choice what happens to the meat.....

    just like the choice to have a "feeling" on abortion.....

    people as a whole, need to stop pushing THEIR beliefs on everyone.....

    sounds like there may be more to this story.......
    Yes you may have paid for the tag, but I can't think of any state that allows you to take the animal home and inspect it before tagging it. Therefore, unless the animal was inspected in the field, it should have been tagged (I'm not saying it wasn't, because the OP never said), otherwise laws were broken.

    Not to mention "wanton waste". Don't know about the state the hunter was in, but here it's against the law.
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