It was a lot of meat, and it tastes great. A guy I work with makes tamales and he used one of the shoulders to make a ton of tamales that were some of the best I've ever eaten. The green chili stew from neck meat and the neck roast were good as well, but nothing can compare to the backstraps cut into steaks and cooked in an iron skillet sauteed with mushrooms, rosemary and butter.
We see them from time to time on camera, this is the first one not in velvet seen from a shooting position. We have seen probably 8-9 different stags on camera, during the past couple of years, but only a couple of Hinds. Hopefully there is a herd beginning to establish on our area that will grow in numbers over the next few years where our harvests can become more regular.
We hunted in Palo Pinto county on 16 north of 183 close to Whataburger for many years. We did shoot Aoudad there but never saw any other exotic except alone axis doe about 20 years ago, and she was on camera. What part of the county are you seeing the red deer in?
"It's not dyin' I'm talkin' about Woodrow, it's livin'!"