I killed a 160" buck yesterday evening. It's was in the mid 20's when I shot it. I watched him run 30 yards and tip over. Had the buck field dressed and in the truck in 30 minutes. Got up and had the buck at the slaughterhouse this morning. When the butcher hoisted the buck I was in shock. Anywhere the buck had friction with the ground the hair was gone. I didn't drag it 2 miles behinds 4 wheeler. I drug it 75 yards downhill thru the woods. I didn't see the hair missing last night because that side was facing down in my truck. After seeing this I began pulling the hair at various places on the animal. It came out easily. It's as if the buck was recovered after laying in warm weather for a day. I am totally lost as to what caused this. It's as if the Bucks hair let go immediately upon his death. I have trail cam pics of him Sunday night and he looks fine. Fat and healthy. What could cause a deer's hair to sloth off immediately after it died in sub freezing temperatures? To be honest I'm leery of the meat. I'd post a pic but it says file size is too big.