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axis deer fetus

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

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  1. jerre2

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    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......
     
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  2. ROCKFISH

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

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    3 posts, Im calling troll
     
  11. Grayrock

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    Meat is meat. They are just tiny deer.
     

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

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    I don't see anything in the original post indicating geography.
     
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    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.
     
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    How big is it, squirrel size? If you posted pics I can't see them at work. I'd probably eat it.
     
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    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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    was it bigger than a rabbit ?
     
  22. Stever

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    I've heard stories of veal being taken just like your situation.
     
  23. 788Ham

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    Troll must be chewin' on some rib bones and can't talk right now!
     
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    May not be a troll. My brother shot a Red deer hind in July that was prego. We didn't eat the fetus, but did make alot of jokes about doing it. The ultimate veal...
     
  25. TexasRifleman

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    Troll or not, it's a valid question and sometimes our modern "civilized" sensitivities get in the way of reality.

    But, according to OP it's done now so no point in continuing the discussion.
     
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