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#5764770 - 05/29/15 11:48 AM nilgai or elk
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I'm debating on going after nilgai next year and was wondering if a nilgai bull or bull elk would taste better!?

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#5764795 - 05/29/15 11:59 AM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Both are really good. Nilgai is about the closest thing to elk I have ever tasted. Completely different type of hunting though. I say go for it.
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#5765065 - 05/29/15 02:37 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Well, both animals are awesome. But consider this : you can probably take 3 trophy Nilgai for what it will cost to take 1 trophy elk. And you don't ever have to leave Texas.

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#5765155 - 05/29/15 03:22 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Yeah... but a trophy nilgai still looks like an overgrown goat and a trophy elk is well... a trophy elk roflmao
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#5765406 - 05/29/15 06:21 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: John Humbert]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Yeah... but a trophy nilgai still looks like an overgrown goat and a trophy elk is well... a trophy elk roflmao
That's just condescending. mad But, If I were to mount one of them, I have to agree 100%.

Originally Posted By: John Humbert
Well, both animals are awesome. But consider this : you can probably take 3 trophy Nilgai for what it will cost to take 1 trophy elk. And you don't ever have to leave Texas.
Good point. Cost is also a very good variable in this decision.

On the question: Elk tastes amazing. Nilgai tastes amazing. However, they are different. How? I'm not exactly sure, grin. Haven't had elk in a while, but it's very similar to Red deer, which is very similar to axis, which are both cheaper that both of these trophies. Meat wise, shoot a red hind. Point being you don't base this kind of a hunt solely on meat.
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#5765447 - 05/29/15 06:52 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Shoot an elk
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#5765453 - 05/29/15 06:54 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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shoot two axis

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#5765536 - 05/29/15 07:56 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Financially speaking you will get about the same amount of great tasty meat . Both offer a great hunt . If those two things only the nilgai hands down. But if it's the wow factor in your trophy roon Elk.

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#5765553 - 05/29/15 08:06 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Otto Offline
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I had Elk and Axis but from what I heard Nilgai meat tops them all. On a side note Axis is way better than Elk to eat.

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#5765830 - 05/29/15 11:19 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Also, if you're going for a thrilling hunt, I would do the elk hands down. Both are very elusive creatures, but there are few things better in this life than chasing a herd of elk in the Rocky Mountains. It is something that every hunter should experience. If you're just planning on hunting an HF ranch in Texas, just go with the nilgai.


Edited by jensent (05/29/15 11:21 PM)
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#5765878 - 05/30/15 12:28 AM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Both are fun and challenging in a free range setting but like mentioned before totally different styles of hunting.

I have had nilgai and it was great but I have also had elk that grazed off of alfalfa and chili pepper fields its entire life
and hands down better than nilgai. Quality elk hunts are only climbing higher in price so that is something to consider too.
Do it before they get out of reach.

Good luck with your decision.
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#5766501 - 05/30/15 03:01 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: mulie_mike]
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Are you hunting for meat? Lots of great deals out there for a cow elk hunt. I've shot a fair number of elk, so going for the Nilgai would be my choice. But that would be for a mount on the wall more then eating.

Eddie

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#5766688 - 05/30/15 06:02 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I'm wanting a trophy hunt. I think I'm just gonna end up elk hunting this fall and going after nilgai in February.. Now I just need to find an elk outfitter..

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#5767311 - 05/31/15 09:16 AM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
b_mac Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
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If you have never been elk hunting I would suggest doing that. It is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Even a horrible trip ends up being a success just from the experience of being in the mountains. I don't know if you are planning to bow or rifle hunt but I saw a couple of elk hunts posted in the Guides and Outfitters forum that looked good. If money is not an issue I would look into LOH outfitters in New Mexico. I doubt you could get a trip booked for this year but could for next year. They have great success on high quality bulls. Joseph Graham Outfitters is also a top outfitter in New Mexico to check into. Good Luck

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#5768073 - 05/31/15 09:14 PM Re: nilgai or elk [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Oh money is an issue!! Lol I'm gonna try to do both within the next 8 months..

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