Originally Posted by rdrader2002
"No, the meat should be fine. I accidentally cut into the intestines as well from time to time, it just happens. just make sure you wash the cavity out really well with a hose after field dressing. Good luck to you"
I'll second that . . . Knicked the intestines on the last buck I dressed. Propped him up against a low brick wall and washed his 'innards' out for several minutes when done. You should be just fine.
I agree. I've been butchering for 35 years with my father, who grew up on a self-sufficient farm in the 40's and 50's. We've had occasions where intestines, bladder, etc., have been compromised and a good washing in plain water will take care of it. Next time, if you do nick something while field dressing, finish cleaning it, wash with copious amounts of water, and let it hang for a couple days. If something is bad, you'll smell it.