This query has arisen after long talks with my shooting mate, who is a doctor, and my daughter, a clinical pharmocologist.
Deer are wild and their reactions are geared to their environment and at the slightest hint of danger, they run !
At the moment of acceleration from danger, Adrenalin is pushed into the bloodstream to improve the reaction against whatever perceived danger.
Recently I shot a roe and the shot was too high, smashing the shoulders and spine and dropping the roe on the spot.
It was several minutes before I was able to get to the poor beast laid paralised and helpless and kill it with a knife. Whilst laid waiting for me, was the roe still pumping adrenalin into the bloodstream ??
If the brain is still thinking 'ESCAPE' it seems possible to me that the deer is still filling it's own system with adrenalin which, on death, is still flooded thruoghout the bloodstream.
So, what are the effects of this compound within the system? Can the meat, fed by the blood circulation, be affected by this compound?
If so, will the taste be altered?
2 People said this roe did not seem as nice as usual, these being casual comments and not part of the talks about the delayed death of the beast.
I would value any comments from you experienced members.