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#3006217 - 10/29/12 05:02 PM Re: Gamey tasting meat in rutting deer? [Re: Crosshairy]
Trapper John
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I can't recall shooting a rutting buck that was gamey, but I surely have shot one with big, swollen tarsals that I could smell from 10 feet away and after butchering his hams weren't much better. That wasn't gamey. That was straight up stank nasty. And I am very, very particular with my butchering.

Backstraps were fine. Tenderloin was fine. Neck, shoulders and all that other good stuff was glorious. His hams clung to that stink like glue.

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#3006292 - 10/29/12 05:51 PM Re: Gamey tasting meat in rutting deer? [Re: Crosshairy]
JimFromTN
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I am a little confused. All I have to do to prevent the venison from being gamey is to simply not age it. If I do nothing else, how is that not the natural flavor of the venison? Why is anything other than hanginging it until the meat dries out, not the natural flavor? I love the flavor of venison. I just don't like the funky pungent wang that the meat gets when its been aged.
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