You guys are making me hungry!
I'm am glad to say that we have some white tail in the freezer, but I would gladly swap it for moose. I'd swap beef for moose any day.
I've only had caribou at game suppers so I don't know how the meat was handled or prepared. It was edible but no wehere near as good as the way my wife makes moose.
Better than white tail but not even close to moose.
Muley from sage country seems mighty tasty to me and that alludes to what I think a big factor of taste is - that is what the animals eat.
Caribou feeding on blueberries probably taste MUCH different than caribou feeding on reindeer moss.
I know that the feed makes a difference in domestic livestock.
Then there is the way that the animal was harvested, and the meat handled thereafter. All are huge factors that affect flavor.
Worst case - make jerky! That even makes GOOSE edible!