Black warts?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Chimpy, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Chimpy

    Chimpy 8 pointer

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    I know I've seen a similar thread on here, but I have a decent buck that has a couple hundred black skin tags/warts/growths all over his face, legs, body. I'd post a pic if I knew how. A couple other deer also have just a few of these things. Does anyone know if this is a concern? Should I eliminate this deer? Is the meat safe to eat? He looks like he's covered in flies but they're not flies.
     
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    It’s a virus. Pretty gross. Cutaneous fibromas. They say you can eat them because the growths are on skin deep. I ain’t trying it though. They also say that most cases last a couple years and then the deer gets better. We have a picture of one that looks like it could kill him. Quit baiting.
     
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  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Talk about epic appetizers at a cookout.. And no one would know!
     
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  4. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Hahahah. I meant the meat Barney. Not the warts. Vomit.
     
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  5. 3PointSlayer

    3PointSlayer Fawn

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    Maybe that new strand of covid
     
  6. Bowonly86

    Bowonly86 6 pointer

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    I will quit baiting as soon as folks stop planting food plots and using mineral licks. And as soon as the deer quit sharing liking branches, and oak trees stop dropping their acorns so close together. If the deer would just wear there masks we could rid the world of warts.
     
  7. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Every case I have seen only lasts a year. Never seen it two years in a row on the same deer at my place.
     
  8. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Yeah I don’t really care what you do….but bait piles this time of year tend to be good vectors of transmission. No way around that. Happy hunting.
     
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