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United States Venison Council Controversy

Venison vs. Beef: The controversy ends From the USVC -- United States Venison Council Controversy has long raged about the relative quality and taste of venison and beef as gourmet foods. Some people say venison is tough, with a strong "wild" taste, others insist venison's flavor is delicate. An independent food research group was retained by the Venison Council to conduct a taste test to determine the truth of these conflicting assertions once and for all. First, a Grade A Choice Holstein steer was chased into a swamp a mile and a half from a road and shot several times. After some of the entrails were removed, the carcass was dragged back over rocks and logs and through mud and dust to the road. It was then thrown into the back of a pickup truck and driven through rain and snow for 100 miles before being hung out in the sun for a day. It was then lugged into a garage where it was skinned and rolled around on the floor for a while. Strict sanitary precautions were observed throughout the test, within the limitations of the butchering environment. For instance, dogs and cats were allowed to sniff and lick the steer carcass, but most of the time they were chased away when they attempted to bite chunks out of it. Next, a sheet of plywood left from last year's butchering was set up in the basement on two saw horses. The pieces of dried blood, hair and fat left from last year were scraped off with a wire brush last used to clean out the grass stuck under the lawn mower. The skinned carcass was then dragged down the steps into the basement where a half dozen inexperienced but enthusiastic and intoxicated men worked on it with meat saws, cleavers, hammers and dull knives. The result was 375 pounds of soup bones, four bushel baskets of meat scraps, and a couple of steaks that were an eighth of an inch thick on one edge and an inch and a half thick on the other edge. The steaks were seared on a glowing red hot cast iron skillet to lock in the flavor. When the smoke cleared, rancid bacon grease was added, along with three pounds of onions, and the whole conglomeration was fried for two hours. The meat was gently teased from the frying pan and served to three intoxicated and blindfolded taste panel volunteers. Every member of the panel thought it was venison. One volunteer even said it tasted exactly like the venison he has eaten in hunting camps for the past 27 years. The results of this scientific test conclusively show that there is zero difference between the taste of beef and venison...

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funny stuff....

Now that's funny, and it doesn't ring a familiar cord at all Whistling

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LOL!

LOL! Thumbs up

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That's a great read and a

That's a great read and a good joke.:lol:  The sad thing is that there are many guys out there who really treat the game they harvest in that way or even worse. I have worked with some meat cutters and they have to throw away many animals every year that people have left out in the sun or failed to even field dress properly.

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That's hilarious and sadly

That's hilarious and sadly all too true as to how some folks treat their deer.

 

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not mine

i didn't write it originlly but I thought tht it was worth sharing!

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The deer that I harvest taste

The deer that I harvest taste far better than any beef I ever ate. But, even though I know this is meant to be a joke, there is probably alot of truth in it. I have ate several of my friends deer meats and some taste good and others are terrible. I know how people treat these deer after they are shot and the ones that don't take very good care of their harvested deer don't taste nearly as good and some taste downright bad.

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Thats pretty funny!!  Sad but

Thats pretty funny!!  Sad but true here where i hunt.  Alot of hunters kill and don't know how to treat there meat.  I watched this one guy kill a deer and hang it up in a tree.  it was in that tree still when i left 4 days later and the hide was still on it, and this was in Sept.  I just hate to see something so good go to bad.  I will take venison anyday over beef. 

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