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  A great experiment and I

 

A great experiment and I sit here envious of you having the 4 different choices available!  I harvested a muley this year that was very good but different from the SE Ohio whitetail I still had in the freezer... but I got to say the 2.5 year old bull elk I got in the same area as the muley tastes even better.  I am very much looking to take the young cow elk this year to see the taste difference.   I am still looking to get the speed goat this year as many tell me it is even better!?!?!

 

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I heard

For years, I heard that speed goats were very gamey, due to their sagebrush diet.  I've since found them to be quite different.  If taken care of properly, (just like any other animal) they nearly melt in your mouth.  I've taken them in Utah, Montana and Colorado and each one was delicious and juicy.  I guess I have found over the years that most game meat is great if well taken care of. 

In all my years of hunting, (and that's a lot) I've only taken one mule deer that we just couldn't eat.  We couldn't even cook it for the dog.  It was so strong smelling we ended up hauling it to the dump.  I'll never know what happened with that animal.  That was 47 years ago and I haven't had a bad animal since.  Oh yes, some are better than others, but I love them all.

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I argue with people all the

I argue with people all the time about antelope meat, in my experience it's the best there is. And I've eaten a lot of them.

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Antelope is my favorite too!

Antelope is my favorite too!  We eat lots of game every year, pretty much 3-4 times a week year around.  And antelope, whether burger,  steaks or roasts is absolutely fantastic and my families favorite. Too bad they only have about 30 lbs. of meat on them.

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I have found that those who

I have found that those who don't like antelope meat are the ones that will shoot one in the middle of the day and then drive around in their truck the rest of the day with the animal bouncing around in the back of the truck. 

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I haven't shot a lot of

I haven't shot a lot of antelope but what I have, I like it as well as elk. Deer I think will at be according to their deit, care in the field and cooking. I've had whitetail one time. I was at an aunts place in Mich and it was super. But my first wife had a way of cooking deer, mule deer, that I have to think anyone would like. Then of course there are people that really won't eat any of it but have never tried it either. I think a lot of the difference is what they eat and field care.

As far as best game meat, I have a friend in Arizona. She and her husband went Musk Ox hunting several years ago in the N.W. Terr. She told us that it was hands down the best meat she's ever eaten.