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#3192648 - 03/14/13 12:25 PM Deer meat allergy!
Crosshairy
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I talked to a guy at work recently who says he has gotten serious stomach problems every time he eats venison (whether he knew what it was or not).

I thought this was some bogus excuse to "avoid eating bambi" or something, but after doing some research it actually sounds legit. Folks are saying you can develop allergies to certain types of proteins.

A few folks on another outdoors website were discussing this, and they talked about how they break out in hives if their skin touches deer blood while field dressing. Another guy mentioned the same thing happening with squirrels.

So there you have it, folks - just one more thing to be thankful that you don't have to deal with!
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#3192649 - 03/14/13 12:27 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: Crosshairy]
Bayou Buck
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I get a mild itchy rash where deer blood stays on me for a little while. If I were allergic to eating it though, I think I should have died by now.
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#3192662 - 03/14/13 12:44 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: Bayou Buck]
TAFKAP
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I tend to be a little more regular after eating venison.
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#3192732 - 03/14/13 01:54 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: TAFKAP]
catman529
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haven't noticed any bad effect from handling or eating any wild game
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#3192789 - 03/14/13 03:31 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: catman529]
pressfit
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One of my church buds that helps me process deer on Monday nights is allergic to deer blood.. he always wears gloves and even then sometimes has to take a benedril

Edited by pressfit (03/14/13 03:32 PM)
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#3196456 - 03/18/13 06:10 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: pressfit]
Jcalder
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I wouldn't call it an allergy but it makes my gout flare up if I eat too much jerky.
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#3196475 - 03/18/13 06:30 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: Jcalder]
KANATI McD
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Im only allergic to gut shot deer! I kinda break out in a sweat and commence to puking.... .
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#3196517 - 03/18/13 06:59 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: KANATI McD]
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Friend of mine that wanted "all the deer I would give him" last year showed up Thanksgiving morning to pick up the 5 we had in the back yard.

He told me later that while cutting one of them up his eyes swelled shut and he started sneezing like crazy.

Strange for sure.
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#3197794 - 03/19/13 08:40 PM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: RUGER]
280longshot
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I really can't see how one would be allergic to deer blood, but I know one of my friends that is allergic to deer hair.
I just thought he was just slow at gutting deer but I watched him on day, with gloves and all.
I had to ask him what's with the gloves and he explained that he was allergic to the hair. Of course I had to make a few jokes about that. Ha.
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#3200327 - 03/22/13 07:36 AM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: 280longshot]
medic
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I'm allergic to the blood. I have to wear gloves when field dressing or i will get a rash on my hands and arms.

Edited by medic (03/22/13 07:43 AM)
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#3200355 - 03/22/13 08:07 AM Re: Deer meat allergy! [Re: medic]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Wonder how many of these allergy effects are due to the poison ivy deer like so much ??I've watched them eat it and walk through patches of it.
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