Making jerky is a great way to get the most out of any meat, including venison. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the drying method that is used to make jerky is one of the oldest food preservation resources in the world.
If done properly, jerky can be left in a stable shelf environment instead of needing to be refrigerated. Please note that you must heat venison to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit before you begin the dehydrating and drying process. Failure to follow this step could expose you to harmful bacteria.
There are numerous recipes and venison jerky methods. To help you get started, we have compiled a few of the best options.
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