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#5469950 - 12/10/14 04:47 PM Table fare question?
C 338 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 7
Loc: Carolinas
On typical average sized animals what will yield more meat for the freezer, 2 fallow does or one red deer hind? Also which will be the better eating?

I need to put some meat in the freezer and I have a place back east here that I can take either 2 fallow does or a red deer hind and the price will only be $50.00 dollars between the two options. So I am leaning to which ever I would get the most meat from. It appear from "googling" that it may be pretty even on the yield.

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#5469998 - 12/10/14 05:20 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
LittleD Offline
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Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 321
Loc: Louisiana
Red hind will be the better eating.
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#5470024 - 12/10/14 05:30 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
JPHunting Offline
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Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 300
Loc: Australia
In Australia I hunt red deer and fallow deer more than anything and I've eaten almost nothing but them since I was a kid, trust me a good red hind wins hands down every time!

In fact I was just having this conversation with a deer farmer of over 30 years on the weekend and we both agreed on that. Fallow are too inconsistent, I've shot a 9 year old buck that was sensational eating but I've also shot yearling does that tasted terrible. Get yourself a yearling red hind (or any red hind) and the only thing that could beat it would be a chital (axis) or hog deer (so I'm told - haven't harvested one of these yet).


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#5470241 - 12/10/14 07:31 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
Mwhuntfish Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/18/13
Posts: 12
I have found both to be very good. The hind I shot yielded more meat than 2 fallow does would have, plus the cuts are a nicer serving size.

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#5470292 - 12/10/14 07:50 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
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The hind no question and it will be better eating. A lot better.
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#5470834 - 12/11/14 07:47 AM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 420
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Got my first Hind last year, best game meat I have eaten yet.
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#5470850 - 12/11/14 07:56 AM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Both are good.
Red hind is usually what most prefer.
Fallow tends to have a lot more fat but the flavor of the meat is good.
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#5471102 - 12/11/14 10:04 AM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
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Green Horn

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 7
Loc: Carolinas
Thanks for the replies. It seems the better eating is the hind but what about yield? As the purpose is to stock the freezer. Will the hind give me more meat than 2 fallow does, again assuming all are average, typical sized.

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#5471295 - 12/11/14 11:46 AM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Generally yes the red hind will give you more meat. That is kind of hard to answer because I dont know how big the red deer hind is that your going after. Some vary if they are a cross with an elk or depending on the bloodline, range conditions, and age of animals.

I think the difference is not going to be that much to worry about. I would be more concerned with if you want 65 lbs of of some meat that is on a scale of 1-10 a 6 or 75 lbs of meat that is about a 8.5.
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#5471842 - 12/11/14 04:57 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1200
Personally I prefer the Fallow over the Red Deer, both I shot were Stags so dont know if that had anything to do with it.

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#5473573 - 12/12/14 05:22 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5397
Loc: bastrop county
now I have to ask how much to expect to pay for a red hind? not trophy
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#5473656 - 12/12/14 06:22 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1200
Someone just posted on the outfitter section red hind hunts for $500

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#5473660 - 12/12/14 06:30 PM Re: Table fare question? [Re: C 338]
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Registered: 05/06/08
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I really liked fallow but hind is better

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