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#5820167 - 07/06/15 05:26 PM Aoudad Meat
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Loc: Georgetown,TX
I have the opportunity to shoot a aoudad, We have several on the lease and the land owner says we can take some if we want. There are a couple of granddaddies that are suitable for mounting. My question though is simple. Are they any good to eat? I have heard different opinions.

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#5820189 - 07/06/15 05:39 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Loc: texas
I've personally never had it. My guess would be that the younger ones, as with many animals will taste better than "the grand daddy"
And more than likely you'll get mixed opinions on here as well
I would say take your ram for mounting and a young ewe as well for food
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#5820203 - 07/06/15 05:56 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: Katy, TX
I've had it, and it's good, but it takes a long time to cook with Indo-Pak cooking. Long time=tough meat for non-Indo-Pak cooking.
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#5820208 - 07/06/15 06:00 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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You can have all of the Aoudad meat I've had in the past and all I may ever get in the future. I've tried it once and can still remember that nasty taste.


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#5820214 - 07/06/15 06:07 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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I've also heard trapping them, putting in a pen and feeding only corn for a good while can help the taste of the meat. confused2
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#5820227 - 07/06/15 06:13 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Cook it in a large pot with a lot of seasoning and onions. When it is done throw away the meat and eat the gravy.
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#5820250 - 07/06/15 06:31 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
bholt Offline
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That answers my question, if I shoot I may do a European style mount or probably just pass on the shot.

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#5820264 - 07/06/15 06:43 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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I have eaten quite a bit of young aoudads rams to older ewes. Had them also made into jerky and dried sausage. It was all very good. I had a guy from Bandera tell me that he has always eaten the older rams he killed. He said he would immediately skin them, then gut, wash thoroughly and let the carcass hang in a very clean cooler to age(for weeks) like you would beef. Cooler needs to be very clean and odor free he emphasized. He said that the aged aoudad meat would take on the texture and taste of beef when aged properly.
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#5820399 - 07/06/15 07:46 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
I only have had one opportunity to harvest aoudad. I only took the backstraps
which I soon regretted. The meat was delicious. Stringy but very good. Slow and low seems to work best.. food
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#5820517 - 07/06/15 08:33 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
DustinWayne Offline
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Registered: 12/03/11
Posts: 113
I shot one in February. I gave all the meat to a spanish guy that works for me. Him and his dad cooked it and gave me some and I have to say it was pretty dang tasty.

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#5821061 - 07/07/15 09:20 AM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 65
Loc: Texas
I was told by many people how bad the meat was. Terrible taste and smell. Never shot an animal I did not eat and it bothered me however I really wanted to shoot an aoudad. Decided to do a hunt and take my chances. A local meat processor said he had processed quite a few aoudad and never heard a negative word about the meat when it was made into sausage. He did recommend I make it into a couple of different kinds of sausage and maybe some summer sausage. Had the meat processed into sausage and took some to a family Thanksgiving dinner. Now this a family of serious hunters and several had killed trophy aoudad then left the meat for the coyotes. After everyone commented on how good the deer sausage was and asked me where I had it processed I told them and added by the way that was aoudad sausage. You could have heard a pin drop in that room!!!!!

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#5821095 - 07/07/15 09:47 AM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Registered: 02/12/12
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Loc: Plano, TX
young females eat good - the elder trophy's are junk unless you mask it into sausage w/ pork fat and spices like ^^ mentioned.

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#5821103 - 07/07/15 09:51 AM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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I had a guy tell me that your not taking care of it correctly after you kill it, another said your not cooking it right!! Funny thing is I never have problems with Axis, Nilgai, Oryx or Eland. LOL, I'll still give away every Aoudad I kill from now on. Some people will eat buffalo and carp also so to each his own!
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#5821385 - 07/07/15 01:31 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
I've shot one and I've eaten one. While it wasn't elk or buffalo, it wasn't too bad. I pulled the loins and the straps and made jerky and sausage out of the rest. I wouldn't hesitate to eat it again. Matter of fact, it was a lot better than the mountain goat I shot in my native CO in 2001.

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#5822078 - 07/07/15 08:17 PM Re: Aoudad Meat [Re: bholt]
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Loc: Albany
I don't know how you could past the smell of one. I swear that odor wa stuck in my sinus for two weeks.
Any kind of meat can be eaten but why do it if you know you have to disguise the flavor and cook the carp out of it to be edible?

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