Not very long ago I wrote about a venison meatloaf that I had made. To me winter is prime time venison eating time! I love the taste of venison, but that is not the only reason I enjoy the bounty of nature.
According to the USDA’s website on nutrition, venison is one of the most nutritious meats around. This report states that similar sized servings of beef, pork, and chicken contain more calories than venison. Of course all meats would be cooked in the same manner, baked or broiled. Not only that venison has less fat and more iron than these other meats. Beef is marbled with the fat running through the meat, while with venison a majority of the fat is removed by the person butchering the animal.
The sorry thing about this whole article is that you (the reader) may never get a chance to consume a fine venison dinner. Unless you are a hunter, or good friends with one, you won’t have much of a chance to sink your teeth into a juicy venison steak. Venison is not available in your local supermarket, and it’s against the law to sell it. Personally I love sharing with the “less fortunate.” I’d rather give a few packages to a non-hunting neighbor than have him out in the woods shooting MY deer.