I feel the same way.
I haven't got 1 yet I thought was gamey. Even the 1 I got last year that was pretty old tastes great! I did make alot of it into sausage. I added about 10% beef and 10% beef fat and used Hi Mountain seasonings. I also made some seasoned burgers. I ground jalapenos, onions, garlic and some seasonings along with 10% beef and 10% beef fat into it and it came out great!!
I truly believe with deer.... it's what they eat that makes them taste more gamey than others. When the meat in our freezer's get low, we drive from CA to WY just to get 2 antelope doe/fawn for meat. We also use that trip to WY, to do some pre scouting in UT, while we're passing through.
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The best mule deer I've ever ate, I killed in unit 80 in Southern Wyoming. It was nothing but rolling sage brush hills. It was awesome, I gutted it & hauled it straight to the butcher in Rawlings. My buddy killed one the next day about a mile from mine. He said his was very good as well.
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Best deer I ever had came from eastern Montana! Even the last buck I got out there that was pretty old was very tender!
You guys had me going. I was thinking how (and why) in Hell would anyone want to graze Rattlesnakes? Maybe, some guy with a restaurant, so his customers could graze on Rattlesnakes!
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