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What game tastes best

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What game tastes best

Postby Redclub » Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:58 pm

Here is the way I rate them. How about you guys? These are for antlered animals, no young ones. No Sausage
1.Moose
2.Elk
3.Mule deer
4.Whitetail
5.Caribou
6.Pronghorn

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Postby Loggy » Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:38 pm

Only had moose, elk & whitetail. I rank whitetail first, elk 2nd and moose 3rd. All are fine eatin though.
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Postby admin » Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:28 am

It's not really a fair rating to go by antlered animals only. I know that's what most people shoot but when you pick an animal to eat you do not pick the oldest of the bunch. The younger animals are far better eating.

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Postby Loggy » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:59 pm

Without antlers in the ranking process ...I'll take a young fat corn fed doe any day! :D
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Postby RAF » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:20 pm

I like Elk, moose, pronghorn, white tail and then muledeer. Never had caribou so left it out. Of the five, I found the pronghorn the most tender.
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Postby Rifleman » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:44 am

I have never had elk ,moose,muley, or bou. But I eat alot of whitetail and like it just swell. But the wild hog some of the guys brought me,especially the sausage was fantastic.
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Postby Doohan » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:21 pm

Rifleman wrote:I have never had elk ,moose,muley, or bou. But I eat alot of whitetail and like it just swell. But the wild hog some of the guys brought me,especially the sausage was fantastic.


Glad you liked it R-man! I must say the Mrs. Rifleman can surely make some fine venison! Likely the best I have ever had!!

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Postby black powder » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:14 pm

[1] moose

[2] caribou

[3] bear

[4] beaver

[5] deer last and least
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Postby cur_dog » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:55 pm

Not sure if you have these up north but here in Texas they have Axis deer. Think they were brought in from Asia, not sure. They are hands down the best I have tasted. They get big too. Shot a nice buck that dressed out over 250 pounds this year with a Encore. The meat is very red. Wish i could get one every year.

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Postby SKhunter » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:54 pm

#1 Elk
#2 Moose
#3 Antelope
#4 Whitetail
#5 Caribou
#6 Mule Deer
#7 Black Bear

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Postby Butchb » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:04 pm

Loggy wrote:Only had moose, elk & whitetail. I rank whitetail first, elk 2nd and moose 3rd. All are fine eatin though.
The best tasting animal huh? I think it's the first animal you ever harvested, no matter what it was , rabbit , dove, squirrel, deer, etc.

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Postby flaguy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:51 am

Lets see now
#1 Elk
#2 Whitetail
#3 Moose
#4 pheasant
#5 Rabbit
#6 squirrel
#7 Pronghorn

I don't do a lot of marinades as I like the slight wild taste, I do mix in about 10 % pork sausage to my venison as I like the spices it adds plus it needs a little fat.

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Re: What game tastes best

Postby cayuga » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:22 am

Redclub wrote:Here is the way I rate them. How about you guys? These are for antlered animals, no young ones. No Sausage
1.Moose
2.Elk
3.Mule deer
4.Whitetail
5.Caribou
6.Pronghorn

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1. Elk with out question...any day of the week.
2. Whitetail
3. Mule deer
4. Moose (and the first time I had it ... it was terrible)
5. Caribou .. has a strange taste to it. I can eat it but prefer not to. It does make good sausage though.
6. Pronghorn.. I had some that tasted like old sage brush. And it was tuff. I was not impressed. I was impressed with the buck he shot.
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Postby Kootenaibill » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:14 pm

1.Moose, northern BC, none of that Alberta muskeg walking bear bait
2.pronghorn
3.caribou
4.elk
5.whitetail
6.mulie
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Postby AJ » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:18 am

While not a true antlered game, my #1 is definately oryx or gemsbok but they are horned animals.

1. oryx
2. moose
3. elk
4. caribou
5. deer

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Postby younghunter_86 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:31 am

80# corn/soybean/alfalfa fed whitetail. They don't yield alot but the meat in amazing!
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Postby Flhtr » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:39 pm

I like Elk the most.

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Postby SJAdventures » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:57 pm

1. Axis
2. Blackbuck
3. Elk
4. Buffalo a.k.a. American Bison

Never had moose or caribou.

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Postby guitarpicva » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:56 pm

younghunter_86 wrote:80# corn/soybean/alfalfa fed whitetail. They don't yield alot but the meat in amazing!


I'm with you, younghunter_86. That's usually what hits my freezer. I am lucky enough to hunt a farm that is over-run with does and spikes and they get damage stamps every year. Yay for out team!
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Re: What game tastes best

Postby pdugas » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:07 pm

AXIS...... Hands down !!!!!

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Postby GM54-120 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:31 am

1) Elk
2) Bison
2) Nilgai. Tie for 2nd
3) Venison... Doe that has been eating enough grains. Younger bucks eating the same diet are fine too.
4) Quail
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Postby ronlaughlin » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:51 pm

1. Bison.. youngish
2. Moose..no big bull
3. Pronghorn.. big bucks included
4. Elk..spike
5. doe either specie deer
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Postby muskrat30 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:49 pm

I had moose at a camp in MI a handful of years back. I think it was roasted in the oven. The guy had just come back from AK.

It was the best wild game I ever had, he may of prepared it well too.

1. moose, for me.
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Postby hawgslayer » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:06 am

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Elk
Pronghorn
White tail
Muley's

Never had moose so I can't give an opinion on that monster.

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Postby WV Hunter » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:32 am

Loggy wrote:Only had moose, elk & whitetail. I rank whitetail first, elk 2nd and moose 3rd. All are fine eatin though.


I've only had moose, elk, and whitetail also. While I eat alot of whitetail each year (cause I don't get to hunt the others) Moose & Elk are WAY better in my opinion. Moose #1, Elk a close 2nd.

One thing about wild game (or any meat really) how its handled after the kill, and how its prepared can make a huge difference in the taste. Diet can as well... a corn fed whitetail taste alot better than one only eating acorns and browse.
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