I killed an axis deer and it is missing the fleshy part of its lower lip. It looks like something chewed it off but a part that is still there has made the upper lip grow differently so it seems it has been that way and not something that happened after I harvested it. I was curious if this might be some disease and if there would be any concern in eating the meat? I have a picture if you would like to see it.
Congratulations on tagging an axis deer! I’m not aware of any disease that impacts the lips of deer. I suspect the deer you tagged was injured. Unless there is signs of infection, etc., the meat should be fine to consume!
January 3, 2016