Don't have a lot of experience with it... Dad was NOT a hunter in the least, unless for a GREAT steak at supermarket. He woked ith a guy who hunted and came home with a few lbs of ground bear... don't remember that meat loaf tasting much different from beef?
His late-brother used to hunt and had a great story about a goose. He came home and found a goose, with and ARROW thru it, still alive, in his driveway. He did the humane thing (that I KNOW my Dad wouldn't have been ale to do even if STARVING) and cooked it.
First time I ever had venison was a million years ago when I was in college. Was helping GOOD friend to ome work on an OLD OLDhouse her parents were working on. Her Dad was a hunter and there was a deer HANGING from a tree t be butchered. Was invited... no TOLD to stay and EAT... something a college student would NEVER turn down. Was asked how I lke my venison cooked?? Had never had it before? Then asked how I like steaks... medium to rare! Thinking deer mut have been eating a lot of nice stuff (carn from fields?) and suspect it was the tenderloin... was like filet mignon!!
Former neighbor worked with a guy who raised rabbits. Roasted pieces looked and tasted "just like chicken"!
Colege room-mate's Dad belonged to a hunting "club" in burbs of NE Philly. Was at her house one weekend when Dad headed out with his Britany spaniel and all Elmer Fudded up in the correct attire. Came home wth 2 pheasants... cleaned and ready to cook... just looked like bigger chickens... tastey.
What areyour experiences with "game"?