Hello, I have what would probably seam like an easy question. Is my thawed venison good or bad? I have ate deer meat my whole life, our freezer was empty by the next season so I never ran into meat that is more than a year old until now... my boyfriend has meat as far back as 6 years!!! Now I'm a bit picky so I don't want to use it for hearty meals but I thought I would make jerky out of it. However it looks very wierd to me. Very pale where the meat wasn't exposed but very dark where is was? I don't trust it but it could just be me being well picky.