Time to get that venison ground up....it must be autumn!

@1creekgirl (12432)
United States
October 21, 2018 2:53pm CST
There are several things I love about autumn. Today, the sky is such a beautiful shade of bright blue with just a few little puffs of clouds and the temperature is so crisp and cool. Autumn also brings hunting season. My husband more often than not sits in his deer stand/condo to just watch the deer and occasionally other wild life. But we like to use venison to make ground burger mixed with some beef fat. My husband's getting a new grinder ready to use on the two deer he shot this week. We freeze it in quart bags which is just the right amount for us when I make spaghetti, soups, chili, and meat loaf. I'm not especially fond of bear meat, but my husband cooked a roast last year that was pretty good. He saw two large black bears in our back field by the pond in a photo that his trail camera took recently. We see their tracks back there and it may have been one of those bear that clawed up the rail on his deer stand and broke out the glass window. Venison, when it's prepared right, is so much more flavorful than beef, I think. Do any of you cook with deer/venison?
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@HazySue (23723)
• United States
21 Oct
I don't but my sister-in-law does. She does a wonderful job.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
Do you like any of the dishes she makes with venison?
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@HazySue (23723)
• United States
21 Oct
@1creekgirl I love her venison stew. She also grills a really tasty venison steak.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@HazySue That sounds good. My aunt used to make the best roast with gravy and potatoes and onions.
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• Calgary, Alberta
21 Oct
I am going to have Venison tomorrow. I am planning to eat it while watching a movie. I am considering to watch Bambi while eating it. I do know though most Venisons are not Bambi's mom because does are illegal to hunt. Only bucks are legal to hunt.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
Yeah, I cried watching Bambi when I was little. Here in the southern part of the US, we can hunt bucks and does.
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• Calgary, Alberta
21 Oct
@1creekgirl Oh so on your area it is legal to kill a doe? Maybe your place have an abundant population. Most areas with hunting I know only kills bucks. So does the doe meat tasted different from a buck?
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@CaptAlbertWhisker It doesn't taste different, you just wouldn't want to shoot an old doe or buck because the meat wouldn't be as tender. Yes, we have an overabundance of deer. They eat just about everything in our yard!
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@CarolDM (5726)
• United States
21 Oct
Reminds me of my childhood. Have not had any venison in awhile. I love it fried.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
Does anyone in your family hunt deer?
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@CarolDM (5726)
• United States
21 Oct
@1creekgirl My family are all gone now except for a nephew and he hunts.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@CarolDM Maybe he'll clean it and give you some to put in the freezer?
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@amadeo (75587)
• United States
21 Oct
sorry to say no.I am not a hunger do not approved deer hunting.I know this goes on. I have tried it once hate it.Enjoy yours.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
Everyone likes different things.
@amadeo (75587)
• United States
21 Oct
@1creekgirl yes they do.Hope that this does not upset you there.No need to be.Just my feelings.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@amadeo Oh, of course you didn't upset me! I just meant that it's good we all like different things, it's what makes life interesting.
@xFiacre (5686)
• Ireland
21 Oct
@1creekgirl Yes, venison can good. I don’t eat beef any more.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
Do you eat other meats?
@FayeHazel (21328)
• United States
23 Oct
Venison is lovely when you can get it. I had it ages ago. Never had bear though. Is it greasy?
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
23 Oct
I don't remember it being too greasy, I only ate a few bites of it, LOL. But I did cook some spaghetti sauce for our dinner today with a pack of the venison burger.
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@FayeHazel (21328)
• United States
23 Oct
@1creekgirl Mmmm venison burger spaghetti sounds good, I'll be right over. jk
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
23 Oct
@FayeHazel I'll keep it warm for you! Made a nice tossed salad and some biscuits with olive oil and Italian seasoning on the tops.
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@NJChicaa (47407)
• United States
21 Oct
I've never had venison.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
It really has to be cleaned and prepared right to be good.
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@NJChicaa (47407)
• United States
21 Oct
@1creekgirl My sister has had it ground up and used it in chili I think.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@NJChicaa That's how we use it also. Not for burgers, but in other dishes that call for hamburger.
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
21 Oct
Love venison - we have it like crazy here in SA - but the hunting season ended on 1 September, so we have to wait till 2 May next year before we can find any venison to buy and make biltong
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
What is biltong? Do you put venison in the freezer?
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@SophieY (902)
• South Africa
21 Oct
@1creekgirl we love it so much there isnt much left to freeze. Biltong is almost like beef jerky but according to anyone that has tasted both - MUCH BETTER (salted preserved venison)
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
@SophieY Sounds good, I'd like to try it someday.
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• United States
28 Oct
My uncle Vito (AKA Shorty) and his son used to go hunting & my aunt would cook up the meat. I have a super vague memory of what I believe was the 1st time I ate deer meat...I was about 4-5 years old.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
29 Oct
Have you had venison since then?
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• United States
29 Oct
@1creekgirl Yes I have, a couple times
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@dgobucks226 (14230)
25 Oct
I've never tried venison but would like to... They do have 100 days of deer hunting season in NJ. Now I just need to make friends with a hunter
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
25 Oct
Some hunters enjoy the sport, but would love to have someone to give the meat to. When we have all we want, my husband has a friend that he gives it to. My husband never kills something that someone won't eat. Ask around, you might find a hunter that would share with you!
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@dgobucks226 (14230)
27 Oct
@1creekgirl Thanks!
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@UncleJoe (11185)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
21 Oct
Back in the 70's when construction was at a winter standstill, we ate venison 3 times a day for a month. I used to love it but now the thought makes me gag.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
22 Oct
Too much of a good thing, huh?
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@UncleJoe (11185)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Oct
@1creekgirl Indeed!
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@GreatMartin (6165)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Oct
Yep it is Autumn here--we had a low of 76 today! :O)
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
23 Oct
Yeah, autumn is definitely different in NC and Florida than up north.
@Susan2015 (21939)
• United States
21 Oct
No I've never had it before. Not something I want to try.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
22 Oct
It took me a lot of years to like it.
@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
21 Oct
I have never tasted venison. My grandfather hunted, but not for deer. Mostly rabbits, squirrel and turkeys.
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@1creekgirl (12432)
• United States
21 Oct
I've never learned to like squirrels or rabbits. I didn't grow up in the country, but we've lived in the country many years now and I love it.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
I had venison at local restaurants, but it's not a kind of meat I like. I also eat very little red meat.
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