Have had quite a bit of luck making jerky over the past couple of years, building my own drying/smoking units and so forth... would REALLY like to find someone willing to part with some venison.... reasonably, I hope! I;ve worked only with beef so far, but have found that "the less fat the better I like it", and trying game is a logical next step, no? Email me at broomist @ gmail.com (no spaces) or fax me at 866-825-8899. I am in Orland Park, IL (south of Chicago 1 hour). Thanks!