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Muskox Meat?

Anybody had it? I just talked to a hunter that claimed that we would never eat it again but said that it possibly might have been the gravy that it was swimming in that did him in. He thought that the grazy the person served it to him in might have been expired for a long time. He was pretty funny about it. Anybody else had a different experience?

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While I have never tried it I

While I have never tried it I doubt that it was the meat unless it was spoiled.  As far as the gravy, it sounds like it was gravy out of a can from what you are saying but does gravy in a can go bad unless it has been frozen and broke the seal? 

I have ate just about every kind of animal that I have shot or caught except for coyotes and have never gotten sick by eating the meat.  Now there might of been something else on the menu that did him in.  Or possibly it was in his mind that it wasn't any good and his body followed along.

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doubt it was the meat

doubt it was the meat

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I did not mean to make it

I did not mean to make it sound like he got sick. He did not mention getting sick but rather just said that he thought the gravy had expired and that is what caused the nasty taste. I am with you... I have a hard time believing that it was the meat (unless it had not been taken care of or something). I think it was probably the gravy becaues I do not know why he would mention the gravy in that context unless it was really bad

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I imagine that not too many

I imagine that not too many people have eaten muskox.  I would imagine that it is just about the same as other game meat so I am guessing it was the gravy that made it taste bad unless the meat wasn't properly cared for when the animal was killed.  I imagine it is not too hard to keep a muskox cool after you kill considering where they live.

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Well, I thought gravy was

Well, I thought gravy was supposed to make everything better.....

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mmmm...gravy.....makes

mmmm...gravy.....makes everything better.

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I'm still wondering about the

I'm still wondering about the gravy and an expiration date.  But then I have never bought any gravy in a can to see how long it keeps.  Now if it was made from the drippings of the muskox and sat in the fridge for a couple of weeks I could understand. 

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Maybe there needs to be a

Maybe there needs to be a federal earmark for a grant to study the effects of expired cans of gravy on the taste of muskox?  Of course, this is tongue in cheek, but there are actual studies that are just as ridiculous.

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Idea

CVC wrote:

Maybe there needs to be a federal earmark for a grant to study the effects of expired cans of gravy on the taste of muskox?  Of course, this is tongue in cheek, but there are actual studies that are just as ridiculous.

You actually have a great idea there.  I could apply for federal grant to study it.  And in doing so I would have to go to Alaska to hunt a muskox and then try out multipul cans of caned gravey on the meat.  That would be a novel idea on a way to pay for a hunting trip up there.  Thumbs up

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Musk ox meat

I shot a musk ox several years ago in the northern Northwest Territories.  It was a September hunt in combination with caribou.  My musk ox was a large, old bull.  I brought a cooler full of the meat home.  I ground it into burger mixing it with 10% beef fat, just like I do with deer and elk.

When we cooked the burger, there was not any objectionably odor, and the smell and taste was not much different from deer or elk.  In short, the musk ox meat that I ate was good.

One time when we were eating it, we commented that "we were the only people in the world that were eating musk ox enchiladas that evening."

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