Hello, First let me say that I came to the Wild Game section and there weren't many posts about deer. (Not many posts at all in fact - What's wrong?? We only smoke store bought stuff??) The "Fallow Deer" post had some good info but I thought it would be better to have something on my specific cut of meat. So then I did a search and found there are many posts that have the word "deer" in it, but very few that have any help about smoking one. So... here is my question. My neighbor gave me two deer loins. He said I could have one for doing the smoking and just bring him the other one. But... how is the best way to smoke a deer loin? I don't even know what a loin is? I have read that I need to inject. Maybe put some bacon on at some point? Does any one have any good ideas for a marinade? I looked for "Slap yoâ€™ Momma" at the store and couldn't find it. I generally donâ€™t like store bought stuff any way. I saw another post that talks about onion, garlic, and salt. I was thinking something with orange juice maybe? Seems like the acid would help tenderize it? I really don't know though. I just want to do a really great job with this loin. He said he was going to fry it. I said he should smoke it. He said he didn't have a smoker or want to learn how. I said I would smoke it before I really thought about what I was saying. Now I feel a little more pressure than if I had killed the deer. You know?