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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-22-2020, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Eating Untested Deer

I shot a buck in a CWD zone, but the head I submitted for testing somehow got lost. (I'm not blaming anyone.) I've been eating the meat because I couldn't see throwing it away.

Question: If the meat is cooked well or long enough will it eliminate the disease from the meat?
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No! Need to reach 900 degrees so I've read but I'm no scientist.

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I'm beginning to wonder if I should continue to eat it. I've been cooking it regularly so as to avoid going to the grocery store.
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Risk v reward. Risk of contraction is very, very low to begin with, as far as we know. The chance of shooting an infected deer in a hotspot is still pretty low. The chance of shooting one outside of a hotspot is even lower. You've already been eating it, so I would probably continue to eat it. But if children are involved that's where I start to get wigged out. I don't want to be the reason my children lose their mind in twenty years.
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its been said over and over, the only way to kill cwd prions is to incinerate it. also from what i understand, the prions in the soil can be sucked up into plants aka crops...if true its already in our food we eat. if cwd jumps the barrier like covid-19 did, there is nothing that can be done....NOTHING

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I'm beginning to wonder if I should continue to eat it. I've been cooking it regularly so as to avoid going to the grocery store.

I would eat it and enjoy every bite. No human ever got CWD. The risk that you will be the first is very low if its a risk at all.
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yep..the chinese said..eat that bat, none of us ever got covid-19
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who process the deer? did it look sick? if the answer is me and no, enjoy

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yep..the chinese said..eat that bat, none of us ever got covid-19

I don't believe that for one minute that a man snacking on bat meat caused all this. And if it really was, and I really doubt it, but if it was for crying out loud what kind of a dude eats bat? Geeze Louise don't they have squirrels in that country? Or spam even? People are crazy.
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