This subject is continuously debated. Many product inconsistencies are associated with wild shot: seasonal supply, variable dietary intake influencing flavour, species differences, large variations in carcass size, questionable age, unknown health status & etc; but one most important aspect remains:
the chemical status of wild deer cannot be known, there is no history
Wild deer are free ranging, largely secretive, opportunistic feeders and will become nocturnal when pressured. Therefore, their exact whereabouts leading up to their death cannot be guaranteed.
Unlike Farmed Venison producers, commercial wild shot deer operators are not required to comply with chemical residue testing.
It would be fair to conclude, due to the habits of wild deer, every wild deer shot and intended for Human Consumption should be tested if claims are to be made.
FARMED VENISON: TESTED, ANTE & POST MORTEM INSPECTED AND OF KNOWN BIO-SECURE SOURCE