Ok, allow me to start some controversy... Blacktail deer, admittedly with smaller racks, after being prepared hit your plate with TEN times better flavor than Mulie's or Whitetails. NOT ONCE have I dined on Mulie or Whitetail that compared to a Blacktail in flavor. NOT saying I don't thoroughly enjoy a Mulie meal, or a Whitetail meal.. just saying... Blacktails rule.
I expect some rebuttal here.
And while I know of a few ways to preserve that flavor, or prepare frozen venison, NOTHING compares to filleting a few steaks after an overnight 'hang' and having it for breakfast, while still on the hunt.