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Whitetail deer commits suicide

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Stepped in front of my son-in-law's big rig :p

Dressed out to 205 lbs. Major holiday meal pending :)

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now u and son in law have some catching up to do ... BFFs... ;)

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Food for a couple of months at least. :)

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So does Bambi really taste that good? Any deer I've had was always chewy and had an unpleasant after taste...

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So does Bambi really taste that good? Any deer I've had was always chewy and had an unpleasant after taste...

Venison is an acquired taste

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I'm curious to learn: How many meals would one of this size result in (approximately)? I find that meat in the shops is fairly expensive (i.e. I could be spending my money on better things, heh), so I'm curious as to how much money could be saved by hunting or acquiring meat this way (even though I doubt I could ever bring myself to kill an animal).

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Sorry that I can't quite get my head round this (maybe it's all those handguns in your sig). I think that human beings are the only animals that commit suicide. Am I mistaken? Are there others? :huh:

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Sorry that I can't quite get my head round this (maybe it's all those handguns in your sig). I think that human beings are the only animals that commit suicide. Am I mistaken? Are there others? :huh:

Others do commit suicide. It isn't a uniquly human affair.

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How bad did it mess up the truck? And (this has nothing to do with the topic) Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack or Volvo?

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So does Bambi really taste that good? Any deer I've had was always chewy and had an unpleasant after taste...

Then it was prepared incorrectly. After butchering the venison is chilled and ALL the superficial fat is trimmed - this is the source of most of the gamey taste. Next it should be soaked in salt water before cooking - this washes out the rest of the gamey taste. Cook slowly - brazing, slow roast, slow BBQ, smoking etc. and it'll be very tender. Baste often where appropriate. Makes a fantastic stew, chilie or burger.

How bad did it mess up the truck? And (this has nothing to do with the topic) Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack or Volvo?

Not at all - he was driving his Kenworth W900....think: Smokey and the Bandit, but new and with a big tubular steel "deer catcher" up front. Necessary because there are >50,000 deer-vehicle collisions in Michigan every year.

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That's truly something to be thankful for. The last time a deer tried to commit suicide in front of me, he killed himself and my car.

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So does Bambi really taste that good? Any deer I've had was always chewy and had an unpleasant after taste...

Should be pretty tenderized after its encounter with a big rig ;)

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Then it was prepared incorrectly. After butchering the venison is chilled and ALL the superficial fat is trimmed - this is the source of most of the gamey taste. Next it should be soaked in salt water before cooking - this washes out the rest of the gamey taste. Cook slowly - brazing, slow roast, slow BBQ, smoking etc. and it'll be very tender. Baste often where appropriate. Makes a fantastic stew, chilie or burger.

:drool: you're making me hungry

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Then it was prepared incorrectly. After butchering the venison is chilled and ALL the superficial fat is trimmed - this is the source of most of the gamey taste. Next it should be soaked in salt water before cooking - this washes out the rest of the gamey taste. Cook slowly - brazing, slow roast, slow BBQ, smoking etc. and it'll be very tender. Baste often where appropriate. Makes a fantastic stew, chilie or burger.

Not at all - he was driving his Kenworth W900....think: Smokey and the Bandit, but new and with a big tubular steel "deer catcher" up front. Necessary because there are >50,000 deer-vehicle collisions in Michigan every year.

I am glad that the truck and himself are fine. My parents were on their way home from Kentucky lake Tuesday and smacked a buck while running 50 miles per hour. 2004 Chevy Silverado, and that did $6000 in damage. I have hit 2 myself, one in a 2004 Chevy S10, and another in a 2006 GMC Jimmy. Totaled them both. I love deer meat, but hate the animal itself :p

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before cooking - this washes out the rest of the gamey taste. Cook slowly - brazing, slow roast, slow BBQ, smoking etc. and it'll be very tender. Baste often where appropriate. Makes a fantastic stew, chilie or burger.

OK what time should I be over? What kind of drink you want me to bring? :)

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Dunno when I'll get my share, but acceptable drinks around here include a good white wine and Jack Daniels Devil's Cut :)

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Not at all - he was driving his Kenworth W900....think: Smokey and the Bandit, but new and with a big tubular steel "deer catcher" up front. Necessary because there are >50,000 deer-vehicle collisions in Michigan every year.

Was it a Kenworth pullin' logs? Big Ben, this here's Rubber Duck and I'm about to put the hammer down.

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I had one slam head first into the quarter panel right behind the driver passenger door.

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