I know several hunters who really don’t care for game meat. Whether it’s their tender palate or that of others in their family, but when they try game meat that has been properly prepared, most are willing to reevaluate their prejudices. One buddy of mine jerks every deer he gets, even the backstraps and tenderloins! He says his wife doesn’t like game meat, but his grandkids love jerky.
Whether you plan to do it yourself, or intend to use a butcher, here are some things to keep in mind so that you get the most out of processing your meat for delicious meals year-round.
Any big-game hunt should incorporate a comprehensive plan to extract the meat in any weather or terrain. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when it’s extremely hot or a bull dies in a precarious position. Here’s how to keep the bounty of the hunt clean, dry and cold.