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axis deer fetus

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by jerre2, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. jerre2

    jerre2 New Member

    My son harvested an axis doe this AM that had a fully formed fetus in her uterus. can we eat the fetus? I was thinking with proper dressing out that It would be a very tender meal???? He has it on the grill now...gutted, beheaded & legs off......
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

    ROCKFISH Well-Known Member

    I would expect it to be delicious, though not much meat.
  3. jerre2

    jerre2 New Member

    butterflied, looks like a good meal for 2. will post results after consumption...
  4. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    This seems bizarre to me. Not saying it's wrong, but I think it would gross me out big-time, for reasons I can't really put into words. Interested to read the results.
  5. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    ^^^ What he said....
  6. gun addict

    gun addict Well-Known Member

    sounds like a delicacy to me, meat's meat
  7. jerre2

    jerre2 New Member

    unborn axis deer

    cooked & eaten, lots of fat content, Very tender & delicious. Texture reminded me of frog legs. Don't know that I will ever eat another,but, it did not go to waste.
  8. castingdonkey

    castingdonkey Well-Known Member

    I have had this issue with wild hogs. I didn't know that people ate the fetuses until I showed up at the butcher shop and the butcher was irritated that I hadn't brought them in. I have since wondered how they would be marinated on a spit. I think you have a more adventurous soul than I do. I think a deer fetus......I duh no can't much say never seen one.
  9. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    I kill alot of deer each year and sure dont have any qualms about killing and i was raised by my father to never waste any meat but i guess in this case id have to pass.
  10. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Well-Known Member

    3 posts, Im calling troll
  11. Grayrock

    Grayrock Well-Known Member

    Meat is meat. They are just tiny deer.

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  12. wombat13

    wombat13 Well-Known Member

    I won't have to worry about this issue. At least in NY the hunting season runs from before to six weeks after the rut. No chance of finding a fully formed fetus. I guess things are different elsewhere.
  13. CSA 357

    CSA 357 Well-Known Member

    I bet it has little or no taste, even a young deer or calf that still nursing has little taste and the meat is mushy, not saying i wouldnt eat it but not today!
  14. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Some Native American tribes would give the fetus of a Buffalo to the elderly who had poor teeth since it was so tender. I don't like wasting meat, I'd eat it.
  15. rogwar

    rogwar Member

    It's good you made the most of an edible part.
  16. hirundo82

    hirundo82 Well-Known Member

    We're talking about axis deer, aka chital. Since they are classified as an exotic animal, there is no closed season or bag limit for them in Texas.
  17. wombat13

    wombat13 Well-Known Member

    I don't see anything in the original post indicating geography.
  18. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

    Regardless of location, what deer species is delivering a fawn in November in the Northern Hemisphere? None, naturally, that i'm aware of.

    Trolls, on the other hand, reproduce year round.
  19. KZinOKC

    KZinOKC Active Member

    How big is it, squirrel size? If you posted pics I can't see them at work. I'd probably eat it.
  20. cottswald

    cottswald Well-Known Member

    Good point. Although "Chital" are found in rather large numbers in SE Asia, the "troll" doesn't seem to be interested in elaborating.
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