We use the thigh meat for our pheasant jerky. It’s a dark meat and has a rich flavor, but most important, it’s not overly dry. It’s a little on the fatty side (as thigh meat can be), but super flavorful. All of our pheasant meat comes from birds raised in the most natural of ways. We use the original seasoning for our pheasant jerky. Its mild seasoning mixes well with this particular meat. Also, No MSG!