How Long is Venison Safe in Warm Weather? And Other Great Venison Handling Tips

September 14, 2022 By: NDA Staff
Photo of a venison backstrap being held by a hunter in warm weather.

In this week’s Deer Season 365 Podcast episode, we’re talking with Dr. Martin Bucknavage of Penn State University’s Department of Food Science about handling a harvested deer from field to fork to keep your venison safe and delicious, particularly in warm weather situations. We even dive into the pros and cons of aging venison, safe jerky preparation, and the benefits of canning venison. This is a great episode to check out before you take your first deer of the 2022-2023 deer season!

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