hit a deer last night

Discussion in 'The BOC Diner' started by JERMSQUIRM, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well last night i had my two boys with me and a preg doe jumped right in front of us. with some fancy trick driving i could have missed it but with the two boys with me and trees along the road i wasnt risking it. i turned into her direction as turning with her usually results in more damage. as it was she took across the road and i turned at her letting the extra second she almost cleared the front but the passenger light bumper got her. another second she would have made it. had i not turned at her direction she came from i would have squared her dead center.

    well its an old 95 f-150 with prior collision damage so all i really need is a new headlight turn sig assembly. $65 at the salvage yard and some sheet metal screws to secure the grill it will be back in service. glad the kids wasnt hurt.

    so being the redneck i am waste not want not she came home in the back. illinois law states anyone involved in a collision with a deer if killed has possession rights. or if they leave the scene any citizen of illinois can transport and possess the animal. usually in these hard hits it does bad things to organs and over the years ive learned a tecnique that allows meat to be salvaged without the mess.

    i make an incision down the spine through skin. peel it back and remove the loins backstraps. then make an incision down from that one over each leg and fillet back skin to remove front shoulders if undamaged. this allows me to see right off if any fluids or blood has gotton in it. both of these were undamaged. the rear quarters were not full of blood either and i was able to get the rump roasts tip roasts of each side. loins were perfect too. and never seen any blood guts. the rest can be disposed of intack with innerds still inside.

    why in the diner you ask? both front shoulders are in the smoker. rest in the freezor.
     
  2. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    well i thought i was even. the new headlight assembly turn sig sidemarker and chrome trim was gonna run me $65.

    found a matching one with a small crack in turn and the headlight looked as if it had been close to a fire melting it in just slightly. he said $35 for it. then i said what about grill. mine was missing a corner. it had bug net attacking lugs on it. got it all for $75. cool. but after going home i relized the black plastic peice that it all hooks to was destroyed and all but gone.

    it was another $85. it runs through both headligh assemblies and grill one peice. so now its looks better than before the deer. it was slightly damaged before from a rear ender i got into. so $160 is fixed better than before.

    the shoulders were great. ill post pics soon. great smoke ring and goos flavor. ate it last two nights.
     

  3. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    sorry. heres one of the shoulders after smoking. man they was good eats. truck is all fixed and back to better than before hitting her with all the parts. the headlight and grill was loose from another accident (the headlight mounting peice $85 one was broke) and the new head moun peice made it all straight and tight able to adjust headlights and all now.:cool2:
     
  4. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    almost a free meal but at least you got something out of her
     
  5. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    First of all, glad you and your boys are OK! Never risk the life of yourself or anyone else over swerving for an animal.

    Glad the thing did not go to waste! Better in your families stomach than sitting on the side of the road rotting.

    Good eats!:cool2:
     
  6. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Glad to hear you and your boys made it through unharmed. I agree with you did the right thing. Being from Maine, in drivers training the teach you not to swerve away from deer. They say deer move and trees don't. Very true statement. On average in Woodlawn Tn, I hit 3 or 4 deer a year. And myself too use the same skills of not gutting the deer to get the meat out. Have a good 4th of July and God bless you. SGT Shorey over and out