By Brodie SwisherNovember 5, 2021 /

I’ll never forget the taste of the deer meat from my first buck back in 1988.

It was horrible.

I knew better than to complain or refuse eating it for fear of not being allowed to ever hunt again. It was my first deer, and it was the first deer my mom had ever tried to cook. She didn’t know what she was doing, nor did she know how quick venison would dry out. The result was a meal that most of my family fed to the dog.

I’ve killed many deer since that time, and over the years have learned to deliver a more suitable venison dinner to the table. But I still hear from others that struggle.

Every once in a while, I’ll hear a new hunter talk about how their deer meat tasted awful. And after a few quick questions, it’s usually pretty easy to narrow down the reason for the poorly prepped meat.

So while in a recent hunting camp with the crew from Realtree, I spent some time with blogger, Michael Pendley, on why some hunters struggle to properly prepare…………..