Getting the Gamy or “Wild” Taste Out of Venison


What You Do in the Hours After Shooting Wild Game Determines it's 'Gaminess'



I’ve written articles about keeping the gamy taste out of wild game after it is shot and during processing. The three that come to mind are:

Can You Take the Wild Taste Out of Venison?

Removing the “Gamy” from Wild Game!

Getting the “Gamy” Taste out of Wild Ducks, Fowl, Etc.

But sometimes you have a portion of game that is doubtful and you want to make sure you are not disappointed by a ‘gamy’ aftertaste.

Here’s a great recipe!


Venison Marinade

1 to 1 1/2 lbs. venison, sliced or cubed

3 Tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup water

1 and 1/2 teasp. MSG

1/2 teasp. pepper

Mix all ingredients together and pour over the meat.  Refrigerate at least 24 hours.  You can marinate as long as 3 or 4 days.

Drain.  Broil or barbecue.


  • This is excellent for removing the gamy or “wild” taste from venison.
  • Because we don’t need the salt, we use low-salt soy sauce.
  • Make sure it is real soy sauce.

“Real” soy sauce has wheat and soy beans as ingredients.  La-Choy (and other fake soy sauces) use caramel coloring.


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