Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 9 months ago

Do you have to take the whole deer when you hunt one?

Do you have to take the whole deer or can you just take part of the meat? In a you tube video Urban Hunterz made they only took part of the deer and were fine.

7 Answers

  • Rick
    Lv 5
    9 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Of course you don't.  You can be just like the slob hunting elephant poachers in Africa who sacrifice and waste good edible meat just to harvest the ivory tusks.  I have no respect for those "hunters" either.

  • 9 months ago

    all except the guts

  • Quinn
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    If by whole deer, you actually meant the WHOLE deer, then no.  What it comes down to is whether the game warden determines what you left behind constitutes wastage.  If so, then you will be fined.  What his criteria for this determination depends on the law and his judgement.

    My person take is that you should harvest as much meat as you can. You can always freeze the portion you don't plan to consume in the immediate timeframe. Or you could give it away to someone - just don't try to sell it. That's against the law.

    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You don't have to take the whole deer. But if you leave any meat on the carcus you could and should be fined. I personally take the whole deer. I take all the meat. I trade the hide for gloves. I take the cactus back to the woods for the birds and predators. That deer died for you. You owe it to use it all.

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  • 9 months ago

    Seems a waste of a good hunting trip, or are you like some that buy 10 steaks at the market just to throw 5 away.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

      Believe it or not but this is my first entry into this section in over 3 months. 

    I can see exactly what a few are speaking of when speaking  about daniel g,

    Adam D and USAF and their answers. If you carefully read their answers 

    you will see that they are more interested in focusing on their abilities

    and equipment than answering the question.  The person asking could care

    less how far daniel can shoot or how fantastic his 22-250 is. The same goes

    for the other two mentioned. I noticed in a reply he brags about 99.99% 

    of his shots are long distance and accuses the other person of not being

    able to hit a barn wall from inside the barn.  I am sure we are all interested

    in his 99.99% long shots. Maybe one day the three mentioned will grow up

    or just go away. I have been on YA   for a while and I enjoy when people  

    offer remedies for the problems asked about and certainly not how far you

    can shoot or how your Beretta  could pierce 10 skulls.

    daniel g and the rest, why don't you just step back and take a good look at 


  • 9 months ago

    Check your local laws

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