Handling, Using & Storing VenisonDOWNLOAD FILE
February 1, 2018 - Author: Michigan State University Extension
Hunter-taken deer need to be properly handled to ensure the safety of the venison. The meat can be used to feed the family of the hunter but cannot be sold or donated. Deer carcasses can be taken to processors for cutting or making processed meat products. Processors can refuse to take a carcass that has too much contamination or was not handled properly. One should ask if the processor has a venison variance from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and if he/she is properly licensed.
Also learn about handling, using and storing venison from the Michigan Fresh fact sheet.