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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2022, 02:32:46 PM »
I've butchered a couple like that.  Freeze it and forget it for a week or two, and then it'll smell and taste great.  Once you get a little ripe venison in your olfactories, seems like it just snowballs from there.  But I've never been sick from eating a well aged deer.

Well, Smokepole's prediction was right on.  One week in the freezer seems to have taken care of that gamy odor.  Smells like good, sweet venison at this point.  I just thawed a package of hindquarter steaks, and cooked up a small sample.  Good flavor, and very tender from the six days of hanging.

Thanks again, everybody who weighed in with some insight!  Don't worry, I'll still submit some to the Pianoman Advanced Laboratory for Game Meat Analysis.   :chuckle:

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2022, 06:53:55 AM »
Glad it worked out for ya, Elkboy.   :EAT:

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2022, 06:58:26 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk
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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2022, 08:20:13 AM »
Always taste test, even WT

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2022, 09:13:19 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2022, 09:59:51 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2022, 10:15:02 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

For real?
  :yeah: I'm getting real judgy about your cooking skills Jerry  :chuckle: :hello:
lol, Iíve had some blacktail back strap in the back country after a 6 mile hike that was good, but thatís what it takes to make blacktail good.  😀
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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2022, 10:25:56 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

For real?
  :yeah: I'm getting real judgy about your cooking skills Jerry  :chuckle: :hello:
lol, Iíve had some blacktail back strap in the back country after a 6 mile hike that was good, but thatís what it takes to make blacktail good.  😀

Maybe the state should stop giving you moose tags like there candy and force you back down to eating like the rest of us peasants. 

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2022, 11:42:31 AM »
I think it is 80% in the preparation.  From field all the way to the freezer you need to have a system.

I have eaten mule deer does and whitetail does that taste amazing.  Even better than elk based on my kids reviews.  That said I have had deer that others have killed and it certainly can be not good.  Definitely a spectrum of potential outcomes.


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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2022, 11:43:12 AM »
I think it is 80% in the preparation.  From field all the way to the freezer you need to have a system.

I have eaten mule deer does and whitetail does that taste amazing.  Even better than elk based on my kids reviews.  That said I have had deer that others have killed and it certainly can be not good.  Definitely a spectrum of potential outcomes.


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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2022, 11:48:08 AM »
Well, here was the test case, last night... fortunately, the gamey odor had disappeared.  I have had excellent whitetail, mule deer, and blacktail-  a lot depends on how it was shot, how quickly it was field dressed, and how it was handled all along the line.  Some depends on the deer's diet, but IMHO, most depends on shot placement, field care, hanging, and butchering. 

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2022, 11:57:50 AM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

For real?
  :yeah: I'm getting real judgy about your cooking skills Jerry  :chuckle: :hello:
lol, Iíve had some blacktail back strap in the back country after a 6 mile hike that was good, but thatís what it takes to make blacktail good.  😀

Maybe the state should stop giving you moose tags like there candy and force you back down to eating like the rest of us peasants.

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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2022, 12:04:20 PM »
Well, here was the test case, last night... fortunately, the gamey odor had disappeared.  I have had excellent whitetail, mule deer, and blacktail-  a lot depends on how it was shot, how quickly it was field dressed, and how it was handled all along the line.  Some depends on the deer's diet, but IMHO, most depends on shot placement, field care, hanging, and butchering.

Looks and sounds darn tasty.
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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2022, 12:10:21 PM »
venison....  :puke:  Just not a fan, whitetail is decent but mule and blacktail... yuk

For real?
  :yeah: I'm getting real judgy about your cooking skills Jerry  :chuckle: :hello:
lol, Iíve had some blacktail back strap in the back country after a 6 mile hike that was good, but thatís what it takes to make blacktail good.  😀

Maybe the state should stop giving you moose tags like there candy and force you back down to eating like the rest of us peasants.
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Re: Game smell in hung venison
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2022, 12:10:53 PM »
Only game meat I've eaten better than mule deer is sitka blacktail and the king of meats for me so far is Dall Sheep. Holy smokes that stuff is good!
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