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Set a pork shoulder in my slow cooker for overnight and when I pulled the meat out this morning I found a bullet that had lodged into the shoulder. I'm thinking that since it's been cooking all night with the bullet in there it would not be safe to eat. Right?
 

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I don't think it is worth the risk of lead poisoning.
 

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Rather than throwing the whole thing out, I would have tossed it in the freezer - - make a bait-sickle out of it for coyotes, cats, and such. Not sure what to think of the risk of lead poisoning - - probably better to be safe than sorry regarding human or pet consumption. But I think it would have made dandy bait, nonetheless.
 

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Didn't think about using it for bait, but I don't often hunt coyotes etc. I figured that bullet already caused one heck of a case of lead poisoning, just ask the pig, and I didn't want to give it a second chance. If I had found it before I started cooking it, I would have cut it out and not given it a second thought.
 

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Wander if that goes for doves too? I've found shot in doves,quail and rabbits after cooking them.
 

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I'd have ate it...

I read this this afternoon and was gonna reply, but the 'dinger' went off in the kitchen and I didn't get to...

The 'dinger' was pheasant in the slow cooker, and had several lead shot in it...remind to let you know if it kills me...

You'd be fine!

BTW, what did you have instead???
 

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Roan444 said:
pheasant in the slow cooker, and had several lead shot in it...
I thought the same thing when I read this this morning.
Don't know how many birds I've eaten over the years with lead shot in em, but I also don't know what the effects are cept that I'm still alive, so I kept my yap shut.

None of us are scientists (and I'm not so sure they know what they're talking about), but if it made you uncomfortable, then tossing it was the right thing to do.

Charlie
 

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It's just really funny that someone would throw away an entire pork shoulder because of that. Throw away the bullet, and eat the pork!
 

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Halwg said:
It's just really funny that someone would throw away an entire pork shoulder because of that. Throw away the bullet, and eat the pork!
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Halwg said:
It's just really funny that someone would throw away an entire pork shoulder because of that. Throw away the bullet, and eat the pork!

Aside from the bulletined worrying about lead poisoning, i'd ended up overcooking it and it wasnt the greatest. And I was wondering how much lead would leach into the sauce which it had been cooking in all night. Anyway, guess I got it backwards. I kept the bullet and threw away the meat, haha. ://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,89152.0.html
 

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I'm certainly no expert, but, my understanding is that lead poisoning is a cumulative thing that happens over a period of time. I don't think a one off event like yours would make one sick. We probably should ask Big Med, he'd know.
 

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Glad this story didn't follow the lines of what a guy I used to work with (80's) showed me. One day he brought in a micro wave oven with three bullets in it. Said his wife was cursing it for not cooking spuds fast enough, whipped out her .32 and commenced to shooting. Apparently the gal had a temper.

But yeah, I'd of tossed it (the roast) as well. BIL found a broadhead in an elks neck one time when we were butchering it. Threw the whole neck out, it was kinda stinky.
 
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