September 10, 2010 at 12:55pm
I shot a buck that had a few of these when I was in college in Natchitoches. I cut one off and showed it to a wildlife biologist on campus and he said it was a type of tumor that is more prevalant in young bucks, and that the deer was fine to eat. We also called Dr James Kroll (Dr Whitetail), at SFA in Texas and explained it to him, and he said the same thing. We cut 1/2' or so into the meat at each one and then got to cooking.