The main cause of gamy meat is the way it is handled. Field dressing is so important and getting the hide off quickly is extremely important. The next cause of gamy meat is not getting all of the fat(tallow) out of the meat. I process all my meat at home and everyone that has tried my venison has remarked that it is not gamy at all. A couple of years ago, my boyfriend's boss got an elk and he gave us a couple of steaks. His processor had not trimmed all the fat off and the result was nasty. It tainted the meat something awful. Most hunters we know let the deer hang with the hides on for a few days and then they complain that it is gamy, they also do not gut the deer until they get it home. To each his own , but don't complain about it.