I had three deer given to me a few years ago and used most of the ground meat in chili but the rest is so gamy tasting that we don’t much like it. Will canning it change the flavor. I have only canned chicken and I love it that way. So easy to use and never any loss due to power outage.
No, canning meat will not remove off flavors. I’m guessing that your “gamy” taste in your three year old venison (probably frozen?) is freezer burn. I’ve been told that if you soak the meat in milk it will remove the taste/smell. I haven’t tried it because I don’t freeze meat any more, I can it all. Let me say here that I have hunted for a whole lot of years and have never had a deer that provided us with “gamy” tasting meat. If you take care of the meat like you should, bone and de-fat it, it should be very good.
The next time you have abundant venison, why don’t you go ahead and can a bunch up. Everyone that tries mine says how good it is. Even people who “don’t like venison”. — Jackie