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Doc Nock
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Etter, et al,

You’ll get no argument from me on that. VA and MD as stated, do that with deer… one chap was waaay back in on a rugged lease and shot a big buck… skinned it and left the head attached, quartered it and packed every last stitch out of the woods…

They fined him in VA at the check station…it wasn’t intact. Granted, that was some years back…enlightenment may have struck there since. He rebuilt the entire deer there on the spot on a tarp, bones and all… he busted tail to get it ALL out, but in pieces…still got fined!:shock:

As for the meat on the ground in warmer temps, might work with archery season deer in GA, but up North here, they have full winter coats… and lying on a side, it sours the meat… even in cooler temps…

Been there when they unzipped a few and peeled the bark off others… enough to gag a maggot.

To each his own… things vary but up here, I’d not chance it…but would try… bad meat lets you know by the smell…