What are the Health Risks of Eating Venison?
Because venison is wild game that has been hunted, there is a risk of lead ingestion from the lead bullets used to shoot the wild game. The CDC has shown that eating venison can increase the amounts of lead in human bodies by 50%. Some studies suggest lead levels can be toxic, however, other studies have led to inconclusive results. Use your best judgement when eating venison meat and be mindful when choosing the type of ammunition you use when hunting.