Been thinking about this jerky making for awhile now. Have read most of the posts in the Jerky Section. I have some deer & elk in the freezer, have had it there for awhile now, just not sure what to do with it. I think I know now,jerky.... The heat 170-190*, keep an eye on it. Think since it will be the first time, maybe a store bought marinade. Just something simple to get started. I do not plan on grinding this or using a shooter, but putting my new slicer to work. Any thoughts? On Edit: Found an elk roast in the freezer.