Growing up in our state, we are no strangers to eating wild game. It is part of our diet. Yet, I still get people who refuse to eat wild game when I serve it. I have learned over the years that most people wouldn't think twice about eating something if you just didn't disclose what animal it came from. And 9 times out of 10, in a blind taste test, most would say they preferred the wild game over beef. I can count on all my fingers and toes how many times I have made an elk burger for someone, and they claim it is the best burger they have ever eaten. But, mention that it was a burger made from that same bull, whose antlers are on the wall, and they freak! It really makes me wonder how any one of us are going to survive the apocalypse after there are no more grocery stores.

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Venison is one of THE MOST HEALTHY proteins a human can eat. It is even healthier than chicken breast. In fact, according to the Guardian "Gram for gram, it contains less fat than a skinless chicken breast. It has the highest protein and the lowest cholesterol content of any major meat."

But, people still think it is wrong to eat it because it is "cute." Thanks, Walt Disney, for making that beloved movie so many years ago.

A video has gotten some attention online showing a girl's reaction to her mother's use of venison burger in taco meat.

My question is...How could it be so disgusting that you went back for seconds? Also, is it true that deer are going extinct?

I don't think we need to worry much about deer going extinct here in Montana. Thanks to conservation efforts funded by hunters, the deer are healthier than ever. This means those same hunters who paid for the conservation will likely be eating the same deer tacos you enjoyed so much.

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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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