For hunters here are 5 common diseases that are fatal todeer and that you should know about. While some of these only affect the deers appearance and so the meat would still be edible others you should not consume because officials are not sure whether it will affect humans or not. When ever you are filed dressing or butchering a deer you should wear protective gloves untill you have checked for diseases. I think the one that looks the worst is deer warts and it looks really gross but according to officials the meat of a deer with deer warts is perfectly fine to eat. Outdoor Hub shares all this info on fatal deer diseases. If you do manage to get a deer while hunting and it looks edible you might want to try one of these great venison recipes. Four Incredibly Edible Venison Charcuterie Recipes, Venison Backstrap Marinated And Grilled or Venison Marinade, all nice ways to prepare your venison.