Venison

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  1. Guitarzan

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    Yeah, the backstrap steaks I cooked this year reminded me of filet mignon. Very tender. I cooked them in a propane grill at medium low heat for 3 and 1/2 minutes per side. I'll do it again and take pics. I do put some olive oil on them to keep them from drying out.

    I didn't keep the ribs this year because I was wary of the possible cull fat ruining the taste of the meat. Next year I might try smoking them.
     
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    I think that was caused by not trimming off the silver skin and cull fat.

    Not concerned about CWD in my area.
     
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    You have to avoid hitting the tarsel glands with the knife you're using to skin the deer.
     
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    I try to expand my horizons and push and do better than wrapping everything in bacon. But it is hard to fight the pleasure of eating backstrap loin and tenderloin wrapped in bacon with a little seasoning.
     
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    Thats the facia ? Like you pull off ribs ?
     
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    On an episode of "Meateater" the host fed a guy from NYC who he was teaching how to hunt a piece of cull fat. The guy tried to act like he liked it at first but later said it was sticking to the roof of his mouth.

    It's deer fat.
     
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    Oh dear, :rolleyes:
    guess i'll stick to bacon & eggs then.:p
     
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    Not trying to diswade anyone, but that kinda needs to be concidered. I d need to read up again before I d join my lady's grandson in a Deer cook out; theres some out breaks in nearby states. The DelMarVa peninsula is actually an island now, but Coyotes crossed the mile long bridges, so why not Deer.
     
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    Never hunted, but, fished all of the time and had a fish fry nearly every weekend.
     
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    Loins and tenderloins, well prepared, are indistinguishable from filet mignon.
     
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    I worked at APG in Aberdeen, MD before I moved to Iowa. There's a massive amount of hunters (and deer) back there. You used to be able to harvest as many does as you could get when I lived there. I never heard of anyone worried about CWD. They were all turning their deer into the many butcher shops and eating the meat.

    That was only a few years ago.
     
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    The Mad Deer is new, I only heard of it the past month or so when some state issued a warning.
     
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    CWD (Mad Deer) has been around for a long time.
     
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    I read that it was here already years ago. When I was here in 1993 I used to see herds of deer blocking highway 75 on the way home from work at dusk. We had to wait for them to cross the highway. Some say CWD thinned them out and others say that there were mountain lions imported to do the same.

    Now we don't have that problem. Not as many deer but enough to have pretty much success every season. I haven't heard of anyone getting sick from eating venison here.
     
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    We have deer like squirrels here in Eastern MA. I am not mountain biking as much these days so not seeing them as often but they are everywhere.

    And you can't hunt them that easily as they're sitting there in someones yard eating the shrubs. Places that are way off limits even during hunting season. The Coyotes are coming right back into the neighborhoods too but my understanding is they don't take deer down like wolves. The Coyotes I've seen didn't look real threatening but I have only ever seen one at a time so I'm sure the others are around.

    I haven't had Venison in > 10 years. I used to see it in restaurants (particularly the filet type cuts) but haven't seen it in a long time. I don't go around visiting all the specialty butchers though.

    I love grilling & eating just about anything. I have had Crocodile more than venison I think and I've enjoyed it every time. I have actually been seeing Ostrich in some of the meat counters in the local grocery stores but haven't tried it yet.

    CWD might have been around for a long time but the epidemic has got to be partly our fault for wiping out all the predators. Zillions of deer overproducing is a great recipe for some new disease to come along and crash their population.
     
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    We have that problem in this area as well so venison is off my menu as well. I love venison though and especially deer sausage.
     
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