Most deer hunters think that older, bigger deer are tougher than younger, smaller ones, and that some cuts of deer make better steaks than others. But most of us don’t know exactly why it’s true. A Polish study, in a very scientific manner, tested what most of us believe. Eight female deer were tested. Four of them were 6 months old, and four were 4 years old. Meat samples were taken from the surface of the ham (biceps femoris), deeper in the ham (semimembranosus) and backstraps (longissimus).