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#5741834 - 05/13/15 08:26 AM eland hunt and question
Aaron-Ibex Offline
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Registered: 05/10/12
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Loc: Texas
hey yall. I've got a chance to an old 30-34" eland bull. my question is on the meat. I know eland is supposed to be good eating but at that size and age, anyone know how the meat quality would be?

we ground up almost all our game meat into hamburger. I've been told an old animal like that still might be gamey bc of its age. anyone know? I wouldn't mind having some steaks done but I'm guessing it would be tough.
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#5741876 - 05/13/15 08:58 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
When I shot mine in South Africa, we went to another ranch where the owner of the ranch kept the meat. They said it was the very best and I was only allowed to keep the hide and skull. I've hunted Africa twice and so far have never eaten eland meat.



Eddie

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#5741899 - 05/13/15 09:13 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
I had some Eland meat that a neighbor in Uvalde shared with me. It was from a large bull that had broken his hip and was put down. I don't know how old the bull was but he looked fully mature in the photos I saw of him. The hamburger meat was excellent. Good Luck with your hunt!! Baker
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#5741913 - 05/13/15 09:23 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: EddieWalker]
dawaba Offline
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My African eland was a mature bull, and it was possibly the tastiest wild game I've ever eaten. We were able to stalk it and make the shot with the bull unaware we were present, so it wasn't alarmed or running, which I believe can be responsible for much of the gaminess in wild meat.

An example: My Dall sheep was dropped in its tracks with no fuss, and the meat was delicious. On the other hand, my Rocky Mnt ram was the result of a fubar event that involved several shots and an exhausting chase that was entirely my fault. Even the tenderloins from that ram were tough and gamey.

I would say that you should fry up the tenderloins from your eland right away. If they're tasty, then go ahead and keep most or all of the meat.
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#5741933 - 05/13/15 09:32 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
rbw1 Offline
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Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 253
Eland... banana clap flehan grill partyon555 cheerleader need I say more.

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#5742471 - 05/13/15 03:14 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
the lab Online   content
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Registered: 05/10/13
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congratulations on your amazing opportunity. Can't wait to see some photos.

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#5743121 - 05/13/15 08:49 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
SheepHunter Offline
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I've taken 2 mature bulls both in Africa. Of course I did not eat the whole Eland but what I have tasted was Great food

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#5743137 - 05/13/15 08:59 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Aaron-Ibex Offline
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thanks everyoen
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#5744097 - 05/14/15 03:46 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: rbw1]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
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Originally Posted By: rbw1
Eland... banana clap flehan grill partyon555 cheerleader need I say more.



X2...X2..X2...!!!!

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#5744152 - 05/14/15 04:26 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Ruff Offline
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Registered: 08/11/10
Posts: 21
I shot an older Eland cow.
Meat was fine.
X1000 better than white tail

Ruff

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#5750102 - 05/18/15 11:50 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Eland Slayer Offline
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Registered: 06/03/08
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Loc: Houston, TX
The bull I shot was quite old (probably 7-8 at least)....and the meat was phenomenal to say the least (steaks, roasts, and burger).

I will gladly dispose of any Eland meat you wish to donate to the Wade Abadie fund grin
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#5750239 - 05/19/15 07:37 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
Guadalupe Outfitters Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
Posts: 162
Loc: Boerne, Texas
What ^^^^^ said! It is the best! Any help you need just let me know!
Diane
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#5750682 - 05/19/15 11:44 AM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
One of the best game meats there is. I've eaten it if Africa and in TX. Never got a bad cut off an eland regardless of age or sex of the beast.

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#5750984 - 05/19/15 03:35 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: Aaron-Ibex]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11397
Loc: Katy, TX
I've heard great things about it, as everyone said earlier
rifle
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#5754164 - 05/21/15 03:44 PM Re: eland hunt and question [Re: chital_shikari]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 756
food clap food
Eland .. Eland...Eland
My sympathies go with Nilgai/Axis.

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