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Old 11-09-2012, 04:54 PM
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Anyone else think buck meat has a different smell to it when they're killed during rut? Or is it just me?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:09 PM
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The odor from the hock area will be strong from his urine but the meat will not be any different from any doe that I've shot.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:52 PM
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No joke about the legs stinking. It was terrible. My garage is still airing out. It just seems to have a weird smell to it even now that its in the cooler. And we did everything we usually do. I think he's going to get turned into sausage and hopefully if the taste is a little different the seasonings will hide it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:54 PM
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No joke about the legs stinking. It was terrible. My garage is still airing out. It just seems to have a weird smell to it even now that its in the cooler. And we did everything we usually do. I think he's going to get turned into sausage and hopefully if the taste is a little different the seasonings will hide it.
you did remove the hock area right? did you cut into one?
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:29 PM
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I didn't think we cut into one but its possible.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:58 PM
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I do like to cut the hocks off after gutting the deer. I just finished grinding my PA buck and it will taste just like the Michigan deer in the freezer. As long as no stomach juice or the bladder is spilled on the meat it should be fine. I assume you got it chilled down pretty quickly? About the only thing I like to do is bucket the body cavity of excess blood after it has been hung up.
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they have glands on there rear legs 'the dark spots' when in rut they pee down there legs to get the glands going.they also have glands on there foreheads and they will rub that area on branchs also. Best thing to do with any meat is get it cleaned and on ice ASAP. keep it on ice with drain plug open let it drain until the water runs clear. Once all the blood is out process it. Usually takes about 3-4 days
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