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deer meat question

i harvested a doe on the last day of nd rifle season i hung it in my garage and it froze then thawed out i quartered it and put it in the fride what are your thoughts is the meat still good ? i think it should be just wondering thanks for any info  

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so it has been in your fridge since Nov 20?

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Should still be good, but you should be able to tell by the smell and look of the meat. Was it uncovered in the fridge?

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since 24th after in had thawed out but was never warm  

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Probably going to have to be fed to the dogs. Unless you meant you kept it in your freezer.

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still looks fine 

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its fine

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hd softail Said:
still looks fine 

I'd say if it smells and looks fine, then you're good to go.

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eat it,,,had a doe hangin at least 10 days this yr and she was fine

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I should say too, I had my deer in bags, in ice in a cooler . . . a doe for 9 days, my buck for 7 days and they were fine.

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I usually age my deer in the refridgerator for a week anyway. I've heard some guys do it for two weeks. There is always an inherent risk when you eat any meat though, store bought or self harvested.

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should be fine. i would not leave it in there over a week but 4 days should be fine. the more ideal temp you fridge has (under 42 deg) and the less humidity it has the longer it will keep.

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The November issue of Field and stream talks about this.  Per them you are fine.  I would say your going to have some trimming loss because oxygen on that open muscle will turn it brown in color.  Though not probably bad i wouldn't eat it.  Once trimmed up the nice red meat in the muscle will be some tender goodness most likely. 

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 In Aug our Caribou sat out in open air on a blue tarp for 6 days and spent almost 2 more in backpacks getting home.  I trimmed off the brown stuff and the rest is tender and flavorful.

I'd be much more concerned with freezing it twice than I would leaving it sit out in the cool for a week or even 2.  I'm not shy whenI trim though either.

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You're good to go.  If you don't think so, just bring it to my place.  I'll make sausage out of her.  

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Yep, we age 7-14 days.

Anybody even heard of anyone getting sick from aged venison? I think getting nasty sick is all about e-coli contamination, not your typical meat tendering bacteria that break meat down in the fridge.

 

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guywhofishes Said:
Yep, we age 7-14 days.

Anybody even heard of anyone getting sick from aged venison? I think getting nasty sick is all about e-coli contamination, not your typical meat tendering bacteria that break meat down in the fridge.

Don't forget salmonella.

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Right you are meelosh. Again, anyone had themselves or relative sickened from venison. Just curious.

 

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guywhofishes Said:
 Again, anyone had themselves or relative sickened from venison.

Nope, and I don't put much of a scald on mine.

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guywhofishes Said:
Right you are meelosh. Again, anyone had themselves or relative sickened from venison. Just curious.

Not that I recall. But there is always a fist time for everything.

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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If it smells fresh, then it should be just fine.  In fact, more than tender do to good aging