It’s easy to turn the deer you harvested into a delicious and nutritious snack.
Pro Tip: Cutting the meat with the grain (so the muscle fibers run lengthwise) will make the jerky chewier. Cutting against the grain (so the muscle fibers face the knife blade) will make the jerky more crumbly. To make the jerky more tender, pound out each strip with a meat tenderizing hammer. This also helps the meat absorb the flavors of the marinade.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill