Meat still good on a gut shot deer?

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Meat still good on a gut shot deer?

So lets say you get a gut shot on a buck and recover the body. Is the meat still good? How do you know?

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As long as you recover it right a way, it should be good. 

 
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Make sure the meat is cooled as soon as possible and rinse thoroughly and it should be just fine.

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Like was said, if you can get it cleaned and cooling almost immediately, there shouldn't be any problem.

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 Had one of them a few yrs ago, treated it like any other kill and never had a problem.

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Its all based on how you "gut" the gut shot deer.  Remember membrane 101 and you will be all right.

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Why wouldnt it be?

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Because of poop.

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Just keep the guts out of the meat, just like always. Anything untouched by stomach/intestinal matter will be no different than a deer thats not gut shot.

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Why ever "gut" a deer or other big game animal?   Much easier imho to quarter it out,  take the back straps, tenderloins and neck meat and be done with it.

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What about the hind quarters?

 

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3XGutshot Said:
Why ever "gut" a deer or other big game animal?   Much easier imho to quarter it out,  take the back straps, tenderloins and neck meat and be done with it.

IMHO, I would leave the tenderloins if it was gut shot. They seem to get more of the stomach/intestine contents embedded in them than any other cut.

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3x gut shot 
explain to me how you can take the tenderloins and not gut the deer

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You can make cut through where you removed the loins and remove them. But with a gut shot deer and that "crap" usually sloshing around in there, I would not risk it.

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Indeed, do not gut a gut shot deer.  Actually, there is no good reason to ever gut a deer in my opinion.  You can fit all the meat of a deer, even bone-in, in one good backpack load.  I did it last night, bone-in probably weighed 80 lbs.  Tenderloins are in the same place as always, just start at the last rib, and make a small incision along the backbones to the pelvis.  Don't go too deep, as the paunch is right there.  Grab ahold of it, and a little bit of carefull knife work, you'll have it out without getting your hands stinky, or hardly bloody for that matter.

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click on my username, then photos, and you can see the end result of the gutless method.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

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to add to the whole gutless method... if you haven't got a good pack, a rope comes in handy.  tie one front and one hind quarter to each end of the rope and then toss them over your shoulders/neck.  the tenderloins and backstraps get stuffed in my oversized pockets of my hunting coat.  once you've got it down, you will wonder why you ever gutted a deer.  i'd say the only con is that sometimes you might be faced w/ leaving a carcass on land where a landowner might not approve.  or if you happen to drop it in the road ditch...  it probably isn't wise to leave the carcass w/ your tag on the head just lying out in plain view for everyone to see. 

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gut it out like any other deer and it should be fine weve had a couple of gut shot ones b4 and the meet was still good on it