Black spots on deer lungs

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  1. jakeratt

    jakeratt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I shot a buck this morning and while field dressing him I noticed both sides of the lungs had huge black spots everywhere. Would you eat this deer? What caused it? I am guessing pneumonia? I had read this on another site but not sure if its true.


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  2. Tony

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    Just eat it .....don't eat the lungs tho!
     
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    Must of been a smoker ha
     
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    I believe that could be TB. I would have your deer checked by the local DNR check station
     
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    It could also just be blood clots in the lungs from the trauma of being shot. I would still have it checked though IMO
     
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    Those are some famous last words


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    Jake....the deer is not going to hurt you....eat it
     
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    jakeratt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's not from the trauma of being shot. These spots have been on the lungs for awhile and are obvious they have something to do with a disease or sickness


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    I would have it checked by DNR.
     
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    I'd eat it. sounds like upper respiratory infection. I can't think of one that can cause illness in humans by eating the meat.

    and...claim your deer in the teaser thread!! I think it's on page two now. LOL
     
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    Option one, get it checked and make sure it doesn't have anything that could wind you up in the hospital. Option two, don't get it checked and risk ending up in the hospital. Im not a gambler so I would go with the first one.
     
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    Second hand smoke kills
     
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    Never hurts to check.
     
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    pretty sure I'd eat it without a second thought.
     
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    I shot a doe last year. An she had the same thing (only on one lung though). I never really thought much about it. She tasted just as good :tu:
     
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    Lots of men that want to be able to watch their kids grow up! Something simple like this COULD, Repeat that COULD make you really sick, so no reason not to check it out.
     
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    Left a message with a dnr biologist today ill let you all know what I found out



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