dirty shot - Page 2 - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Lodge
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 38

If you hose out the cavity of a deer please make sure to wipe it dry afterwards. The moisture can create an environment that is ideal for bacterial growth.

Also, I would not use 50 degrees as an ok temperature. Please stick with my suggested 40 degrees. As anything above 40 is again an ideal environment for bacterial growth. The following link is from the USDA and discusses the food temperature danger zone (40 degrees to 140):

How Temperatures Affect Food

BTW, a butcher will not be able to tell if meat is bad unless it smells rancid, or unless they have a microscope and testing equipment to see the bacteria. Unfortunately, bacteria can make you sick without smelling bad, as after it is ingested it can continue to grow and multiply and infect your body.

I am glad that we agree that a gut shot will not ruin the meat.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 03:45 PM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,701

The 40 degree temp is a more desireable temp according to the USDA, So I have edited my post to reflect that, thank you for pointing that out to me.
I guess I wasn't clear enough about the Butcher's abilities on Detecting bad meat. Nobody can detect bacteria tainted meat just by looking at it not even the USDA BUT a Butcher can see when Bones are shattered, Blood clotted areas caused by gunshot or arrow's There are Visual's that a Butcher can look for while processing meat.
I should have been more clear on that as well thanks for pointing this out too.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Last edited by BruceBruce1959; 11-01-2007 at 03:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2007, 09:16 PM
K.I.D.D.'s Avatar
B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 31

wow thanks for all the posts everyone
Originally Posted by timberghost View Post
With an arrow it shouldn't be bad at all
i was doing some more research on gutting the last week and i noticed someone said to be careful for the barb still in the animal while your gutting.....when should you actually pull the arrow out.... or should you unscrew the barb when gutting that area???...idk what do you all have to say about it
fyi im takin a basic hunters class next month....soo the noobish questions should end soon
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man8366
joel the signman3608
hunt NH1203
New Mexico Property Pics
New Mexico Property Pics

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1