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  • Deer allergy?

    NO idea just how many deer I've gutted, skinned and processed over the years!
    Fifty?
    Sixty?
    A hundred?
    Not all of them my kills!
    NEVER had an allergy problem!
    Anyone out there know of or experienced a "deer allergy"?

    First 6.8 kill https://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132313

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    I've never heard of that Bubba.

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    • #3
      Lots of folks with pet allergies (dogs & cats) so why not deer. Don't know anyone who has it but it doesn't sound far fetched to me.

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      • #4
        Read somewhere that someone actually broke out in hives and his eye swelling from the blood. Thought it was a bunch of b.s. I’m sure there’s some kind of allergy out there from them considering how many new ones we have.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Solitario Lupo View Post
          Read somewhere that someone actually broke out in hives and his eye swelling from the blood. Thought it was a bunch of b.s. I’m sure there’s some kind of allergy out there from them considering how many new ones we have.
          I've heard of "blood" allergies, but never a "deer" allergy.
          All animals have dander and it's dander that causes most allergic reactions to cats and dogs.
          I guess, why not deer too?

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          • #6
            Could be dander or something the deer got into - poison oak, etc. I do know some people are allergic to eating beef, so maybe there is an allergy to cutting the deer meat ?? Or, maybe an allergy to the various scent glands.

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            • #7
              All I've heard about is a virus you can get from ticks that makes you intolerant of red meat. What a curse that would be.

              I know that some people are allergic to the legume family -- not just peanuts, but even peas and beans. Since that allergy can be triggered by the tiniest amount, I'd guess that the allergic person might be at risk if they hunt deer that feed in soybean food-plots or any other legume field. There'd be traces on the deer, probably, and in its digestive system while field-dressing (if the hunter wasn't careful and punctured the stomach or intestines).

              That sounds pretty far-fetched, I suppose, but I know the peanut reaction can be triggered by some pretty harmless-seeming circumstances.

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              • #8
                Depending on whether there were other symptoms, it could be some variation of the bubonic plague.

                https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/18/healt...cli/index.html

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                • #9
                  Coworker touches deer hide and breaks out bad. Deer hunts but has to wear gloves touching deer. Not a mild reaction either. Yup ..its legit.

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