VENISON HEART RECIPE – WHITETAIL DEER. BEST EVER This Whitetail Deer was shot straight through the heart with a muzzleloader. That does not mean that the heart has to go to waste. If you have never tried a deer heart before, please give it a try. It is one of the most tender cuts of meat and we agree that it is a delicacy. What better way to honor the animal than to eat it’s heart?