A few years back I was hunting as part of a group in south eastern Ontario near the Belleville Area. As luck would have it, one of the newer additions to the group shot a beautiful 8 point buck. As a lover of all things wild (especially edibles), I was ecstatic. This was the first deer I had an part (albeit indirectly) in killing and I was going to enjoy the meat.
Unfortunately, the meat did not taste very good and to this day I have often wondered why that was.
After bumping around the internet a bit I recently came across this well written article (see link below) by Will Brantley, a freelance writer for Reeltree.com. Thinking back now, and comparing to this article, I am sure that many mistakes were made in the handling of the meat.
Hopefully this article will help all those hunters who have experienced the same issues as I have.
Cheers from the Wild