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I had one, now 2 does coming to a bait with what looks like ulcers on their skin. 4-5 ulcers on each deer. At first I thought they were tuffs of hair, but I have since seen them in person, and they are some kind of skin problem.

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Will this taint the meat
Can I catch it [sad]Below is a pix of one of them.

Should I just whack them first to get them out of the herd before it spreads
 

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Infection from cuts? If they are all high on her back & neck, cause maybe from slipping under barbwire or Tick bites
 

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That's a thought. I had a dog that got large welts from any tick bite he got. His fur covered it up, but on the early winter coat of a deer they might look like this.
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Should be safe to eat, so I'll whack one, the next time they cross my path.
 

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good idea bhc...the fish and game should be able to tell you with some certainty what they are though they might want/need to examine the deer more closely.
 

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It's actually fairly common. I've seen some pretty weird groths. Usually they are only skin deep. If you are really concerned have a biologist look at it after it's dead.
 
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