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#5663227 - 03/22/15 09:58 AM Taste of other American Game..
chital_shikari Offline
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I've eaten quite a bit of exotics, elk, and whitetail. I've heard great things about moose, caribou, and mixed regie s on mule deer. But what about pronghorn and the sheep? How do they taste?

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#5663313 - 03/22/15 10:55 AM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Compared to the other animals you mentioned, they are barely edible.
I've had some decent antelope sausage but it takes a lot of know how and work to make it good.
wild goat is tough to comsume in any form IMO.
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#5663374 - 03/22/15 11:27 AM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Pronghorn and mule deer are both a product of their environment (and more so than many other game animals). If you harvest one that is near a corn/alfalfa/wheat fields, they taste excellent. If you harvest one that is 100% living off of sage and other brush, they usually taste horrible.

Just harvested a sheep the other day and will be able to answer that question in a couple weeks. I shot a 3 year old for a couple reasons: 1) I want my daughter to shoot a bigger one and one-up dad 2) I want to see if it is edible (if daughter gets a bigger one, will compare those two as well).

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#5663654 - 03/22/15 03:02 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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My experience on pronghorn is that it is not as good as elk, axis deer, whitetail or mule deer. Never have had any non domestic sheep so I cannot comment there.


Edited by TonyinVA (03/22/15 08:19 PM)

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#5663701 - 03/22/15 03:27 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Alaskan Dall and Stone sheep eaten in camp after 10 to 15 days of climbing up and down mountains.... GREAT. We cooked them right in the skillet without adding any fat just a little salt/pepper. BAM!
Pronghorn New Mexico (sage) not good .Colorado was better.


Edited by SheepHunter (03/22/15 03:29 PM)

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#5663707 - 03/22/15 03:32 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: SheepHunter]
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Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
Alaskan Dall and Stone sheep eaten in camp after 10 to 15 days of climbing up and down mountains.... GREAT. We cooked them right in the skillet without adding any fat just a little salt/pepper. BAM!
Pronghorn New Mexico (sage) not good .Colorado was better.


After 10-15 days of climbing I would eat anything roflmao

Never been fond of it but some enjoy it...after seeing Navasot eat a Javilina anything is possible up
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#5664204 - 03/22/15 07:30 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
rifleman Offline
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After you batter it and fry it most start tasting the same. You tend to not want to ruin farm raised buffalo or elk prime cuts that way though. Sage animals do require some presoaking though.

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#5664430 - 03/22/15 09:04 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Never killed an animal I thought tasted bad.. Clean it right cook it right... Duck is a big example.. I look forward to every duck season to get aholt of fresh birds.. I got an itchy trigger finger but I hunt for one oh so simple reason
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#5664658 - 03/22/15 11:31 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
rjd Offline
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I am going to be odd man out. We have hunted Antelope in Colorado and Wyoming. Every animal we have taken has been gutted immediately and skinned/cooled ASAP. It has been deemed better than whitetail by just about everyone who has tried it. We much prefer it to deer. Elk is great, although the last one we got was a tad old and tough. Moose is even better. Although I would rate Avis above all these, Moose, Antelope, Elk, Deer would be my order of best tasting. Haven't tried Sheep.

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#5665204 - 03/23/15 11:35 AM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Axis is the best in my opinion

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#5665231 - 03/23/15 11:49 AM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: rjd]
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Originally Posted By: rjd
I am going to be odd man out. We have hunted Antelope in Colorado and Wyoming. Every animal we have taken has been gutted immediately and skinned/cooled ASAP. It has been deemed better than whitetail by just about everyone who has tried it.


This mirrors my experience. Many people don't immediately gut/skin/cool antelope as quickly as they should. This is one animal that needs to be taken care of [censored] soon as it is killed and the photos taken. That hollow hair insulates really well and they are normally shot when it is warm.

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#5665793 - 03/23/15 05:17 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: chital_shikari]
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Living in New Mexico I grew up eating a lot of pronghorn, and it is by far my favorite meat. You do need to care for it properly. By that I mean keeping it clean in the field and getting it cooled down quick. I also strongly suggest you take the time to de-bone it, as the marrow is where much of the unpleasant taste comes from. Also I age it for ~1 week before I cut it up.
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#5665887 - 03/23/15 06:13 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: Flags]
Erny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flags
Originally Posted By: rjd
I am going to be odd man out. We have hunted Antelope in Colorado and Wyoming. Every animal we have taken has been gutted immediately and skinned/cooled ASAP. It has been deemed better than whitetail by just about everyone who has tried it.


This mirrors my experience. Many people don't immediately gut/skin/cool antelope as quickly as they should. This is one animal that needs to be taken care of [censored] soon as it is killed and the photos taken. That hollow hair insulates really well and they are normally shot when it is warm.


Make it times three. Pronghorn meat is fantastic.

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#5665910 - 03/23/15 06:27 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: SniperRAB]
BOONER Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: SheepHunter
Alaskan Dall and Stone sheep eaten in camp after 10 to 15 days of climbing up and down mountains.... GREAT. We cooked them right in the skillet without adding any fat just a little salt/pepper. BAM!
Pronghorn New Mexico (sage) not good .Colorado was better.


After 10-15 days of climbing I would eat anything roflmao

Never been fond of it but some enjoy it...after seeing Navasot eat a Javilina anything is possible up



I hear that female javelina is dang tasty. I killed a male and female but they stunk so bad I didn't even try one. That was before I knew about the females being good though.

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#5666041 - 03/23/15 08:00 PM Re: Taste of other American Game.. [Re: rjd]
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Originally Posted By: rjd
I am going to be odd man out. We have hunted Antelope in Colorado and Wyoming. Every animal we have taken has been gutted immediately and skinned/cooled ASAP. It has been deemed better than whitetail by just about everyone who has tried it. We much prefer it to deer. Elk is great, although the last one we got was a tad old and tough. Moose is even better. Although I would rate Avis above all these, Moose, Antelope, Elk, Deer would be my order of best tasting. Haven't tried Sheep.


I'm with you. I bought a landowner antelope tag last year and killed my first one. Speed Goat is my new favorite meat.
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