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hils



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 06 4:45 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Don't you have to take the hoofs/feet (what do deer have?) off in 2 hours of the kill because it can taint the meat?
I found a road kill recently & was told not to bother because of this - obviously not knowing how long it had been there.

fish (the other one)



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 06 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if it looks dodgy ide still have it for pet food!

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 06 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I read this and thought of ..........well some of you

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 06 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just a few words of warning. I think it is illegal to pick up road kill deer without the owners permission and I read in a shooting magazine that it's even illegal to pick up pheasants etc. With deer be very careful it's not still alive otherwise you make be hurt by it.

For me though, the main thing to worry about would be if the animal had been poisoned and that caused it to be hit by a car or the carcass had been poisoned. Not sure how likely it is to happen but I've heard a few people say it has.

If you do notice a wounded deer then please phone the local police ASAP so someone comes to dispatch the poor animal ASAP.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 06 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that for some reason the law makes a distinction between you picking something up that you've knocked over and something that someone else has knocked over.
In other words it doesn't encourage you to use your vehicle as you would a shotgun but that you're alright picking somebody elses accident.

woodsprite



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 06 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're right Bodger. Round these parts country lore means thats its accepted if you run something over and kill it, you wait for the next car along, he/she loads it and you share the meat.
We country folk never leave a good meal by the roadside!

Andy B



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 06 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its a shame and people should drive slower !

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 06 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy B wrote:
Its a shame and people should drive slower !

Yes - but someone I knew years and years ago had a deer literally jump out of a hedge on to his bonnet, to the total detriment of the deer and a relatively mild detriment of his car. Sometimes you just can't stop, however carefully you're driving :/.

Gavin Bl



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 07 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
ps if it is fresh enough still to do so bleed out the carcase as soon as poss for better flavour and storage .
if the internal organs are really messed up it's best to stick with the muscle
beware grit / glass / bone splinters
eat well for free ,easy


interesting, I wouldn't have the know-how to do the whole 'bleed out' thing, but I reckon I could manage hacking off a leg.

Actually on second thoughts

What are your chances of getting sick, through say the animal having been sick itself, or poisoned or summat?

thanks
Gav

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