Four simple steps for salvaging freezer-burned game meat

Properly packaging, sealing and labelling your precious wild game meat helps avoid freezer burn, while reminding you of best-before dates. Despite our best intentions, however, meat can still get freezer burn (top pf page). That happens if it’s exposed to air in the packaging, which dehydrates the meat, leaving it grey or brownish with a dry, leathery texture. Ice crystals also typically form. Though it may not taste as good as properly packaged cuts, freezer-burned meat is usually still edible if you follow these steps.