Game meats would be anything not domesticated by modern folks. That encompasses a whole hell of a lot of animals in north america alone. Deer are oredominantly lean animals, but will fatten themselves up accordingly in order to prepare for the winter. Mature bucks have actually been known to lose 25-35% of their bodyweight during the rut because they become so obsessed with chasing tail that they won't eat. Bears are naturally fatty. Squirrels are lean. Caribou live under artic conditions, so they would naturally carry more bodyfat. This isn't exactly rocket science.
Something that our ancestors did, even as recently as a generation ago, was eat nose to tail. This created a pretty balanced proportion or protein to fat, etc. The whole idea of "eat moar fat" is just stupid when one actually uses a little common sense
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Too much back and forth about fat content of game here.
Bottom line advice:
Get good at hunting. You'll be glad you did.
We have generally lived off of moose & venison for the last 40 + years. (Canada). We cut & wrap our meat ourselves & love it! What we do, is de-bone the entire animal (1/4 at a time) then cut into steaks, roasts, etc. We leave the fat on unless the animal was in rut. Its really good! You get the strong "gamey taste" if you don't clean it properly upon shooting it. Ours is never gamey. We usually take all the scraps & add fat to it for hamburger, and make jerky too. Oh, by the way, the Native Americans still eat the nose! Oh, you don't have to hang it to "tenderize" it like they do with beef, that just wastes the outside layer, and does nothing for the meat.
Hope you can go with an experienced hunter the first time to learn how to clean one.
I appreciate the feedback, everyone!
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I've started eating wild venison and boar from farm shops. I really want to hunt something. Yes the meat tends to be lean, but superb all the same. Haven't tried organs yet, venison liver is something I want.
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