I am so sorry I am not out there with you and jealous as hell that you will be eating venison........and I won't!!!!! I lived in WV for 17 yrs, and I do miss the venison. I didn't do a lot of the actual hunting but I did do 100% of the butchering. I used everything but the hide, the bones and the antlers for eating. Well, I didn't use any of the innards but the heart and the liver! Oh, my mouth is watering!! When I retire and move back to the hills, I will be cooking venison again. My daughters still live in WV and they supply with a few chunks now and then. We had friends who had run a truck garden and they were allowed to kill deer all year if they found them in the garden, so during one year we deer meat almost every day because their 3 freezers were packed. We got the over-flow. When I finally had to cook some beef everyone hollered that something was wrong with the meat, it tasted awful!! I do not use all that stuff to "kill the wild taste" when cooking venison. The only thing I ever use is just water or a barbecue sauce and slooooow cooking! YUMYUMYUM!!! Be careful and be safe. Good hunting!
- Response by gingham
, A Cool Mom, Female, 66 or older, Baltimore, Construction