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Posted: 26 January 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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this is making its way around facebook ...


Cancerous deer shot in Dimock PA. Lived near a stream where fracturing water had been said to be leaking. Is fracking really “safe” for us?


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Posted: 26 January 2012 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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As much as i love deer and deer hunting, That is one nasty lookin whitetail!!!!!I think the hunter did the deer a favor…..

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Posted: 27 January 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Pretty dificult to find a form for that mount I bet.  That thing is groty to the max.

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Posted: 27 January 2012 08:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That is unbelievable! I think I may have threw up a little though.

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Posted: 04 February 2012 09:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That’s not cancer, but cutaneous fibromas. Does not affect the meat. Look here - http://home.mdwfp.com/wildlife/species/deer/articles.aspx?article=115

According to Mississippi Game Department, these are ‘fibromas’ that are commonly called deer warts by hunters. See excerpts below.

‘Fibromas are caused by a virus which is thought to be transmitted by various biting insects. However, another possible means of transmission of the viral agent is direct contact through any assortment of contaminated objects which may scratch or penetrate the skin of the deer…

...Rarely do fibromas cause deer any problems, but occasionally the location of a large single or multiple clump of fibromas can interfere with sight, eating, breathing, or even affect the ability of the deer to walk. Occasionally, the larger fibromas acquire a bacterial infection through a break in the skin…

...No human infection from cutaneous fibromas has been reported. The only concern for hunters would be from an animal with extensive bacterial infection, which would render the deer unsuitable for human consumption. These animals would be readily apparent due to the unpleasant exudate produced at the infection site…

...In summary, cutaneous fibromas are merely skin blemishes of white-tailed deer. They are of no significance to the health of the deer population. ’

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Posted: 09 February 2012 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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good work danny! humans get that disease too. its still pretty ugly though.

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Posted: 10 February 2012 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Just read all about this a couple weeks back, so decided to post to this. Gross looking, and I would have to say, I would not eat a deer if I killed one that had these, even though it is suppose to be safe.

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Posted: 05 February 2013 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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As much as I hate say that I wouldn’t eat this buck, I am very surprised that he grew such a decent rack with the health problems that he held.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 06:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thats just a baby for around here HH   Maybe a 2 1\2 year old

I would have shot him just to challenge my taxidermist!  Good luck!!

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