You can give it to them raw, slightly cooked or cooked, in small amounts since they are not use to eating meat.
If raw, make sure it's been frozen for a few weeks before feeding.
I'd LOVE to see their faces when you give it to them!
I won't give raw venison. I always cook it. Chance loves getting a little bit now and then as a treat. Chance has IBD and can't tolerate raw meat. Gives him the poots and I am always worried about parasites. Freezing does not kill everything. Just going on my own experience.
I ended up semi cooking it. Didn't matter for Baron, he didn't like it. He's our GSD. Our Malamute loved it. So it looks like she lucked out. I'll give her 3 a day until it's gone. Baron is such a funny dog. He only likes certain things. Every sense he was a puppy. I have given so many treats away.
I give my dogs raw venison on occasion. It's usually 2-5 years (frozen, never thawed and refrozen). My family all hunt so they give me venison when they have too much. Dogs eat it raw. It's pretty lean so not balanced but it's more of a treat/supplement.