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Venison: Butchering, Cleaning, Meat Care

A collection of tips on how to properly process your own deer meat

Venison: Butchering, Cleaning, Meat Care
Having the proper tools already acquired and ready to work will make carcass processing more efficient and help ensure meat quality remains top-shelf. (Lynn Burkhead photo)

Venison backstrap steaks sliced1. Simple Venison Prep and Recipes

You don't need to be an Iron Chef to cook great venison; sometimes all a person needs is good meat care, a little salt and pepper, and a hot grill to serve up a world-class meal.

Read more: Venison Prep and Recipes to Create the Best Table Fare


Venison Marinating Tips2. Venison Marinating Tips


Marinating tips to turn good, and bad, cuts of venison into culinary masterpieces.


Read more: Winner, Winner, Tasty Venison Dinner


Recipes and Techniques Designed for Venison3. Recipes and Techniques

With so many options for cooking venison, it can be difficult to know where to start. The first rule of thumb, is to avoid treating venison as a substitute for other more common proteins.

Read more: Recipes and Techniques Designed for Venison



Butchering Venison Backstrap into Steak4. How to Butcher Venison Backstrap into Steak

Processing venison can be intimidating and time consuming but if you want to give it a try without investing in specialized meat processing equipment, start with making your own steaks from the backstrap.

Read more: How to Butcher Venison Backstrap into Steak



How to Marinate and Grill Venison5. Cooking Tips for Preparing Wild Game

The best cut of wild game – tenderloin – aren't necessarily needed to have finger-licking flavor and tenderness. In fact, lower-grade cuts of meat can be used to obtain the same results.

Read more: 5 Tips to Turn Wild Game into Great Table Fare


Cooking the Catch or Kill6. Cooking the Catch or Kill

The Revolution with Jim & Trav talk about the best recipes and techniques for "Cooking the Catch or Kill". Featured guest Mark Drury discusses how he smokes venison and why proper preparation from field to fork is crucial.

Read more: Cooking the Catch or Kill with The Revolution with Jim & Trav


how to care for venison meat sharp knife7. How to Take Care of Early-Season Venison

Due to the warmer temperatures of the early deer seasons, learning a few new field-dressing and meat-care tips will help deliver quality venison from the field to the freezer.

Read more: Beat the Heat: Taking Care of Early-Season Venison


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