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Can you eat Aoudad? #7235462
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Pardon the ignorance, but can you eat Aoudad? I have never shot one, and may have a possible hunt lined out on one.



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Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235469
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I've never had it but the guys I know who have tried it say its terrible. Probably one of those things you'll have to decide for yourself.

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235521
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Yes they are. But like any game if you do not take care of it properly it will taste like the effort you put into saving it. I have eaten young rams and all age ewes. Made sausage, jerky, smoked meats, dried sausage, tamales and prepared the cuts like I would other venison. I have been told that large older rams need to be skinned immediately being careful not touch the meat if you touch the hair and get it cooled down in a walkin cooler. Then allow the carcass to age as long as you can if at all possible.



Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235526
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My stepdad shot on in 1997. Around 2004 I finally got the taste outta my mouth.


that said, none of the family at that time were gourmet chefs....they would have made a Kobe Ribeye taste horrible.



I don't know of anyone who eats them in anything other than sausage. Client of mine shot a big one in October. They are from Baton Rouge and eat anything. They cooked it in crock pots and said it was tough but decent flavored



I do know a coyote will clean one up almost overnight

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235540
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We tried cooking some that my daughter gave me like it was venison, we tried everything. We even wrapped it in bacon grilled it, and it made the bacon taste bad.
We finally decided that aoudad was to be a jerky animal, and we made a lot of jerky, and sausage. Everybody loved it.

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Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: txtrophy85] #7235560
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
My stepdad shot on in 1997. Around 2004 I finally got the taste outta my mouth.

Sounds like you cooked the "last part" over the fence first. bolt



Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: stxranchman] #7235611
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eat?
sure..
like it?
yer call...
billy goat w hair..
kill'em ,take horns and hair..
go to town and get a steak..
they're vermin anyway...
shoot all you see.
leave 'em lay..
they're just hogs w/horns

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235620
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They make good coyote bait. If I wanted one to eat Iíd kill a cabrito size.

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: kweber] #7235666
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Originally Posted By: kweber
eat?
sure..
like it?
yer call...
billy goat w hair..
kill'em ,take horns and hair..
go to town and get a steak..
they're vermin anyway...
shoot all you see.
leave 'em lay..
they're just hogs w/horns



A lot more majestic than a hog imo but not the greatest table fare

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235667
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You can eat pretty much any animal the question is do you really want to?


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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
You can eat pretty much any animal the question is do you really want to?

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Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: SapperTitan] #7235703
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
You can eat pretty much any animal the question is do you really want to?


I'd have to be very hungry.


Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7235804
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As has been stated, aoudad is in the same category as sheep/goat. If you don't like lamb and/or goat, then you probably won't like it. Also, if it free-range, it will be a lot more gamey than one that is eating mainly corn/protein feed.

Like with lamb/goat, slow roasting with lots of good spices (I recommend Moroccan, Indian and Persian spices) is the way to go. If you have a tagine, then I highly recommend trying it out in that. If you don't have a tagine, you should get one.


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Sounds pretty good, because we like lamb and goat. I'd like to try some. Can't afford to hunt one currently, though. Wanted to when I was young and dumb stationed in NM. But I was... young and dumb and didn't make time. My loss.

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7236063
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The ewes and young ones are ok to eat. The big rams? No. We usually take a ewe off of our place each year and have the whole thing made into smoked sausage. It is quite good that way.

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7236249
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I'd have to be starving to consider it.


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Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7236278
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I'm wondering how many have actually had it. I've had two and one was great and the other I made jerky from which tasted great as well but had a slightly "different" smell. Now I attribute that to its care. I wasn't able to get it on ice as quick as I normally would and it was probably in the 50-60 degree's. Buddy of mine made a dish out of it that was outstanding (the auodad I didn't get taken care of quickly enough for my liking). Another buddy shot a young ram and he said it was one of the best meats he's had. confused2



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Its red meat.... you would be surprised what taste good if your mind could get out of the way.... iv had it and its good... like all meat it can be ruined by handling it wrong...

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Itís fine, just make it into sausage and not cut steaks out of it. Backstraps arenít bad either.

Re: Can you eat Aoudad? [Re: ChadTRG42] #7236651
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You know what opinions are like. That is what you get here. Try it yourself. That is the only way you find out. Every ones taste is different.

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Makes excellent ground meat when mixed with some beef fat, also makes good sausage, and if you marinate the tenderloin and backstrap in some buttermilk before cooking it ain't to bad either

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I guess you could make most anything edible if you added enough spice to cover up the taste of the meat. No way would I try eating an old billy goat...and that's about what you would be dealing with. Everyone wants a large one with big horns for a trophy, and those would be the worst to try to eat. Maybe a little kid could be made palatable...but who wants to shoot the baby ones?

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I donít eat anything I can smell from yards away

My little guy that I give all my meat to said it was tough and not very good

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Originally Posted By: Triplesnake
The ewes and young ones are ok to eat. The big rams? No. We usually take a ewe off of our place each year and have the whole thing made into smoked sausage. It is quite good that way.


We shot a young one the first we had our place in Junction and it was not bad at all. I think we had it mostly made into link sausage. I wouldn't try that with a full grown one.

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