RUST Cooked Deer Meat is an edible item acquired from cooking meat from stags found roaming in the wilds, sometimes in small herds. It is a direct byproduct of applying fire (such as a Camp Fire or Barbeque) to a bit of Raw Deer Meat and heating until done.
Overcooking will produce Burnt Deer Meat, which is much less beneficial (and appetizing… yuck.)
When consumed, cooked deer meat will restore 40 calories and 3 hydration and heal the player an ample amount. Have some adequately fried bits of Bambi when your squad heads out to defeat your next-door neighbor. It does a body good.