My husband brought home a freezers worth of elk meat from a hunt in Montana. I am a firm believer in eating whatever is brought home from a hunt. I really love elk meat! It has a mild flavor and is a good source of lean protein. If marinated, even the "tougher" cuts come out great. I recommend cooking to medium/medium rare for ideal tenderness, but I have had it cooked well done and it is still tasty. My husband remembers the smell of the field dressing the elk in full rut, so I came up with the recipe to "help" him enjoy elk as much as I do.