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deer meat question

by , Posted to on 11/28/2011 10:02 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2011
Location: nd
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:05 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/07/2005
Location: ND
so it has been in your fridge since Nov 20?

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by on 11/28/2011 10:08 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:08 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2011
Location: nd
since 24th after in had thawed out but was never warm  
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by on 11/28/2011 10:09 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
Probably going to have to be fed to the dogs. Unless you meant you kept it in your freezer.

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by on 11/28/2011 10:09 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/23/2011
Location: nd
still looks fine 
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by on 11/28/2011 10:14 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/16/2008
Location: ND
its fine

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by on 11/28/2011 10:16 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:17 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/30/2006
Location: ND
eat it,,,had a doe hangin at least 10 days this yr and she was fine
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by on 11/28/2011 10:21 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/19/2006
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:30 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:31 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/31/2005
Location: ND
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.
 Norm
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by on 11/28/2011 10:35 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/23/2010
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 10:41 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
 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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by on 11/28/2011 11:27 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/05/2008
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 11:51 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 12:01 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
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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by on 11/28/2011 12:48 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Right you are meelosh. Again, anyone had themselves or relative sickened from venison. Just curious.
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by on 11/28/2011 1:13 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
 
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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by on 11/28/2011 1:15 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND
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.

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by on 11/28/2011 2:25 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/27/2009
Location: ND
If it smells fresh, then it should be just fine.  In fact, more than tender do to good aging
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