Sorry to hear it was gamey. Hopefully it was only 1 piece and not the way it was handled. Or maybe venison is not your forte'. If you have the equipment and ability you can un-case the meat, add the insta cure no.1,mix , and stuff into new casings and smoke as you like. The cure and smoke will change the flavor but will not fix what if anything is broken. You can always opt to add more seasoning depending what kind of sausage meat your starting with. Best of luck and keep us in the loop.