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Patch of of fur missing

Post by Jozzer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:25 am

I just got my first deer.. its an 8 point buck. On its side there is a patch of fur missing about the size of my hand.
Should i be concerned about the meat.. otherwise the deer seems healthy...

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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by hunt2sleep » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:50 am

As long as the underside of the skin and the meat in the area look normal I wouldn't worry about it. Probabaly just some kind of skin irritation. And congratulations!
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by Jozzer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:55 am

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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by gerald strine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:44 am

Could be from fighting other bucks hard to say with no pictures but my guess is the meat is fine.
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:03 am

Did it tear into the meat ? I would guess It is from fighting or it rubbed against something like a fence wire or tree . I would say it should be fine to use .

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Post by mr meat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:45 pm

Congrats on the deer
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by mikej » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Congrats if the hide wasn't penetrated I wouldn't worry about the meat
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by Riflemanz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Fur missing like this buck? Probably from fighting!
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by Jozzer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:11 pm

Stupid me worried about nothing... it was dragged in from back of the bush lot.. didnt have 4 wheeler available..its path has lots of rocks... walking back to my stand where there was a rpck there was a patch of fur

Only npticed patch missing after i got it to cabin

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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by Buszone » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:20 pm

Jozzer Congrats its a real nice buck but it looks a little bigger than a 8 pt. :wink:
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by hunter with MS » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:20 pm

You should have seen the hair that was missing from a buck I shot years ago with a shotgun slug I shot it a 1/4 plus mile from the truck had to drag it all the way There was a lot of hair missing from him most of one side looked like road rash down to the leather . Could not do that again even if I wanted

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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by robertyb » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:55 pm

Watch Lee & Tiffany's Live Deer Cam and you will see plenty of big bucks missing lots of hair as they feed. Some scrape it off themselves with their oversize antlers and some loose it in fights.
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Post by vixenmaster » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:40 pm

Congrats on yer nice deer
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by oldmandoug » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:36 am

Good looking deer.
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Re: Patch of of fur missing

Post by DuckHunt » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:51 am

Jozzer wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Stupid me worried about nothing... it was dragged in from back of the bush lot.. didnt have 4 wheeler available..its path has lots of rocks.
:D I have this issue with every one I harvest, especially the heavier ones. I only have to drag a few hundred yards and its mostly downhill, but we have plenty of rocks. If I don't have something under the deer, I'll generally pull a bald spot or two on the fur from the rocks. You can follow my drag trail and see a little hair along the way. Its not a problem at all. If you kill one that you plan on mounting, you'll have to come up with a way to get it out without damage to the hide. I use a sled that is similar to a kids snow sled.

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