The owner, Elrindir, explains the store was named after an incident involving him and his brother after they both consumed "rather too much mead" and went out to hunt - his brother mistook him for a deer and shot him in the rear with an arrow.
The large main trading room is on the ground floor and consists of a counter displaying some wares and several small tables. A large hearth is situated in the center of the room with two cooking pots hung over them. During the day, Olfrid Battle-Born can be seen nearby tending to the spit. Vignar Gray-Mane may also enter sometimes.
To the right is a small alcove where Jenassa, a Dunmer mercenary, can be found sitting. She lodges at the tavern and can be hired for 500 . Adjacent to it is another alcove with a wardrobe and two barrels.
At the back of the room past the large keg is a small bedroom with a chest, a strongbox, and Business Ledger on top of a dresser. In addition, a shelf with several ruined books and a copy of A Dream of Sovngarde can be found. Upstairs is the small master bedroom where Nazeem and his wife Ahlam sleep. Inside is a chest, a wardrobe and two end tables containing generic clutter.
- If the Dragonborn kills Anoriath during the Dark Brotherhood contract, Delvin Mallory will say that an inhabitant was killed if the Drunken Huntsman is the target for one of his jobs.
- Despite being considered an inn during NPC conversations, rooms cannot be rented.