Fresh Roadkill, it's What's for Dinner

United States
February 5, 2017 7:51pm CST
Hubby was out and about today when he happened upon an accident between a button-buck deer and a car. The car sustained a little damage, but the deer was killed instantly. In our state when a deer is struck by a car, the game warden will offer the meat to the driver of the vehicle. Because the driver didn't want the meat, my husband offered to take it. The deer was tagged and my husband took the deer with him. He brought the deer to my brother's house and they removed the hide and salvaged the meat that wasn't too damaged by the accident. For a small deer, there was quite a bit of meat. My husband brought home the back strap which is otherwise known as the tenderloin. He also brought home the 2 hind quarters. From that cut steaks, roasts, and stew meat. The remaining meat I cut from the bone and will use it for stew as well. All together we got about 30 pounds of meat. The picture is what we had for dinner tonight. It is part of the tenderloin with sauteed onions with steamed broccoli. Waste not want not.
17 people like this
18 responses
@sugartoes (43180)
• Greencastle, Indiana
6 Feb 17
nothing like some fresh free dear meat unexpected for dinner huh YUMMY
3 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
I love venison. It is one of my favorites. Very low in fat too.
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
Not allowed any road kill here, but glad the meat didnt go to a waste =)
2 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
What do they do with the game that is killed by accident?
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly from my understanding its illegal here, you notify the officials or something like that animal control? no idea, i've honestly never seen roadkill on the road besides like a rabbit , dog, cat, like that... hardly any deers.
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby I wouldn't ever consume anything other than deer or moose. Small stuff usually is pretty well flattened
1 person likes this
@marguicha (103730)
• Chile
6 Feb 17
You will have meat for over a month! Wow!!!
2 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
I was quite pleased with having so much meat to prepare for our meals.
2 people like this
@marguicha (103730)
• Chile
6 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly And for free!!! You are lucky
2 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
@marguicha yes we are! I am happy that hubby was in the right place at the right time.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (136649)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb 17
It is good that you are allowed to take fresh roadkill home. That is a lot of saving on meat too isn't it?
2 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
The cost of beef is quite high, so if you calculate what we have based on beef prices, yes we saved a small fortune.
1 person likes this
@jstory07 (71130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Feb 17
That meat looks very good.
2 people like this
• United States
6 Feb 17
It was very good. I seasoned it with garlic, salt and pepper, and cooked it with the onions. Near the end I put in sliced fresh baby portabella mushrooms. Yum.
2 people like this
@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
6 Feb 17
You were able to get a lot of meat there. I see you had broccoli, we are being rationed by supermarkets due to the bad weather in Spain. Only 3 heads of broccoli per customer.
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
Broccoli rationing! I need my broccoli and would be upset if I couldn't get what I wanted. Oh well, guess I could eat other greens too.
1 person likes this
@Gillygirl (17605)
• Sutton, England
6 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly We had cabbage instead yesterday. Yuk!
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
@Gillygirl cabbage is a good vegetable.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 17
That's a lot of meat. My ex and I used to cut up the meat when his dad or brother shot a deer and then we would get a portion of the meat. Nice that your husband was out then. Timing is everything. LOL
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
It was great timing. It is so good that we won't have to spend a fortune on meat in the next few months.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly .....Great! And it is so good in different things.
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
@celticeagle I have used the ground venison for anything that calls for ground beef. Now to find an electric grinder. We have a hand crank grinder and it isn't easy to use.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (181956)
• Switzerland
6 Feb 17
Are you allowed to bring home a deer you kill on the road? We are not, we must inform the police and an official veterinary.
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
We need to call the game warden to get permission to bring it home.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (181956)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly I see, the vet here wants to be sure that the animal is safe to eat.
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Feb 17
@LadyDuck if it the meat were tainted in anyway, the game warden would not have offered the meat to anyone.
1 person likes this
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Feb 17
while I make jokes about eating road kill, I really prefer seeing things like this happen, no point wasting that.
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
That is what we say too. Not sure what they would have done with it if he refused it.
1 person likes this
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly burned it, taken it home themselves maybe lol
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt sometimes they bring it to a local food bank or soup kitchen.
1 person likes this
@PainsOnSlate (20657)
• Canada
9 Feb 17
If it was my dad in the car he would have taken it home too. My husband is not hunter and would not know how to turn the deer into meat....I hit a deer one time, I pulled over to the side to stop shaking and to see what damage I did to the car, while getting back in the car a truck stopped a ways behind and I though oh good someone is going to see if I'm ok... and three men jumped out of the truck and ran after the deer...I hope they found it and took it home... I didn't stay I headed to the first gas station.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Feb 17
Wow, go figure they were more interested in the deer than to see how you were. We do have people who process meat here. Local small butchers will also process the meat. Not sure how much they charge though. I am glad that my husband and brother process all of ours.
1 person likes this
• Canada
10 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly My mother's family were all hunters and Dad made sure he was there too. Fond memories of my grandfather and uncles.
• United States
6 Feb 17
I actually had seen a documentary about a man in England who goes around looking for roadkill and that is all he ever eats, never buys meat from the store. I guess the law there is if you find it, you can take it and eat it.
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
Not sure that is what I want to do. LOL. The deer was okay.
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
@ElusiveButterfly Deer is good remember having it when I was young my Dad hunting.
1 person likes this
@Susan2015 (21941)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I've never had any. People who have say it's good.
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Feb 17
Low in fat too. I prefer it over beef.
• United States
7 Feb 17
I've never had venison but I've heard from my neighbors that its delicious ( many of my neighbors hunt). Your husband was lucky to get the deer from the accident
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
He wasn't lucky enough to get a deer this past hunting season. Came close a couple of times though. He was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
@moffittjc (46054)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Feb 17
Looks like a delicious meal! Glad to see that the venison did not go to waste!
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
Thank you. It was delicious. It will be put to good use in many dishes.
1 person likes this
@DianneN (87547)
• United States
6 Feb 17
We aren't allowed to bring home road kill, but I do love steamed broccoli. Enjoy all that meat!
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
I plan on grinding up some of the meat so we can use it for burger too.
1 person likes this
@Linda1234 (4749)
• Houston, Texas
6 Feb 17
You are so lucky . enjoy your meal .
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
It was great!
1 person likes this
@UncleJoe (11187)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Feb 17
I'll bet the deer had no insurance either!
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Feb 17
Probably not!
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Feb 17
wow.my state doesn't allow that.they take it for the state zoo.
1 person likes this