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Old 10-11-2015, 06:45 PM
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Last night I took a 85 lb doe around 6. Got the truck, drug her out and went back to camp to cut her up and put her in the walk in cooler. Another member starts to notice how thin she is? After a closer look, you could rub your hand along her spine and feel every bone. You could feel her hip joints and as I was texting Tom, I've seen bigger hams on yearlings. Her nose was discolor end with white spots and she had a soft upper pallet. Her coat was rough and almost hay colored? After noticing all these things I decided to run her to our gut pit and feed her to the yotes. Has anyone ever seen what I described on a deer before? I've heard everything from a real old doe to a tumor? Her belly was bloated as well and did not smell at all ideas?
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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Any pics?

Did she have any fawns nearby? I've seen some poor looking does that were still nursing offspring and this time of year, a lot of deer are changing to winter coats.

I don't blame you for chunking her if you thought the deer wasn't healthy, we discarded a couple in Laurens a couple of years ago because they had odd looking holes, almost like worm holes, throughout the hams
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:32 PM
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The one I shot last year was real poor. And dumb to boot
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:24 PM
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Any pics?

Did she have any fawns nearby? I've seen some poor looking does that were still nursing offspring and this time of year, a lot of deer are changing to winter coats.

I don't blame you for chunking her if you thought the deer wasn't healthy, we discarded a couple in Laurens a couple of years ago because they had odd looking holes, almost like worm holes, throughout the hams
No fawns, no milk either? Send Tom a pic, I can't load it from my damn phone and I'm not that good on resizing pics. Took one pic before I put her in the gut pic
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:39 PM
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I have a doe on cam that looks like your describing but has a spotted fawn with her. Hip bones look like they are about to come thru her skin
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:57 AM
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Tumors, better safe than sorry............but you can eat her. I would have tossed it too.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:33 AM
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Hard to say without pics. She could have been sick or just nursing fawns. But, if in doubt chunk it.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:12 PM
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We have one like that on our lease. After she weans her twins, she fattens right back up.
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