We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for butchering, he found 4 inches of an aluminum arrow, complete with broadhead, imbedded just under the spine. The deer had shown no ill effects, and the woundhad healed over and was not even visible from the outside. There was no infection, and no meat was wasted.
Whitetails are resilient animals, and nature has a way of healing itself. So, remember, careful when you cut, or it may be your finger.