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Favorite game to EAT?

Now that the majority of our seasons are closed it is time for enjoying any harvest of game that we had.  I made a big batch of Christmas jerky to give away to my family.  They ask for it every year.

What is your favorite game animal to eat and how do you prepare it?

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 Chicken fried black bear

 Chicken fried black bear with wild chive fritters::woot2:

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Favorite game to eat

Bear chili.

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For me it is antelope, but

For me it is antelope, but then a close second would be smoked javelina.  Those little critters are so small you just don't get enough meat off of them to really enjoy it.  

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Elk steak...right from the

Elk steak...right from the freezer to the grill...no marinating needed...why kill the the taste of such table fare.  We have elk staek alot and I nver season it.  next would be my wife jery and summer sausage she makes in the smoker and dehydrator...she makes it from elk, deer antelope and goose...it is world famous..well atleast she is famous here at my work and hers!!

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Mine would be Oryx with Elk

Mine would be Oryx with Elk running in second. Oryx is the most tender meet I have ever eaten and has a smooth flavor that cant be beet. Thumbs up   

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Are they really good?

JSmitty wrote:

Mine would be Oryx with Elk running in second. Oryx is the most tender meet I have ever eaten and has a smooth flavor that cant be beet. Thumbs up   

JSmitty – color me officially jealous. 

 

The oryx is such a fantastic animal.  I loved hunting them but never got the chance to taste them.  The deal on the land that we hunted in Namibia was that the land owner would keep all the meat for the local butcher shop.  I was just about to ask my professional hunter if we could go to the butcher shop to purchase a few steaks when I saw the local staff literally spray down the hanging meat with DOOM brand insecticide from an areosol can!  That right there ended any desire I had to eat that particular oryx.  But I would surely love to try them.

 

Oh man, if they are good eating then I just might be hooked on oryx hunting for life! 

 

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That's what I have heard

That's what I have heard Smitty.  An acquaintenance out here got one on White Sands this past year, and he said the meat was fabulous.

I like pretty much eveything, but Antelope is very high on the list.

I am a simple guy, so butter, onions, and some deer backstrap, and you have me hooked..... Thumbs up

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mmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have a couple of favorites, I suppose. There are two dishes I really enjoy making and then sharing, both made with venison. The first is Venison chile and I've shared it with lots of people including those who work in my office here. Some had never had venison and not a bad comment from anyone. As I am a real fan of spicy food this might be my overall favorite.

The second is simply venison stew. I take my time and really enjoy making this one for my daughter's annual Super Bowl party. People who've been before always ask if it's on the menu again. Of course, I'll be the first to admit that stews (and chile) are not all that difficult to make, but it's sure nice to introduce people to venison and watch them come back for more.

If it ain't stew or chile, than it's chicken fried steak, both venison and black bear(as laready mentioned). Hey, in my book, proper frying is as good as it gets for most meats! Yes

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Venison So Far For Me

So far, I have only had venison to eat of the big game animals - and my whole family loves it!

Probably my personal favorite is the tenderloin - prepared the same day the deer is killed. Just a little salt and pepper and fried medium rare in bacon fat.   Thumbs up

I also really like venison jerky made with High Mountain Seasoning. It's really easy and is super good. A batch I made for Christmas this year didn't last long with our four kids here with their kids.

One more favorite is mincemeat pie with venison neck as the meat. Yes - once you try mincemeat pie with real meat in it, you'll never really enjoy a pie made from that anemic stuff that you'll find in jars on the grocery shelf. No comparison!

I have heard that Mountain Lion is very good; at least that's what Louis L'Amore always said in his books.

Does anyone know if this is true? Anybody even tried it?

 

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Venison that has hung for a

Venison that has hung for a while...last year I hung a doe for 14 days in a walk in, and it was amazing, sloww cooked roast on the BBQ with a Stone "Arrogant Bastard" brown sugar glaze, awesome!

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