Yes does are good to eat just like bucks. I have never had buck fever but my Dad and brother get it. One time i was in Rocky mountain national park with my dad and we came across some big mule deer bucks. My Dad started to shake I said whats wrong he just said we have to go i want to kill them lol. I guess killing big bucks is like climbing for some people some want to bag that big buck like climbers want to push the levels of climbing.