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View Poll Results: Finest Tasting Game Meat?
Squirrel 8 6.50%
Rabbit 7 5.69%
Possum 4 3.25%
Deer 42 34.15%
Moose 15 12.20%
Bear 1 0.81%
Quail 16 13.01%
Pheasant 14 11.38%
Duck 13 10.57%
Goose 3 2.44%
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Old June 18, 2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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Finest Tasting Game Meat?

What is the absolute tastiest critter that walks, runs, or flies?

I give the nod to duck. While it can be greasy if not prepared well, if prepared skillfully, it is just a heavenly gastronomic experience.

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Old June 18, 2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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Pheasent its great love it I am gonna kill some again this year and hopefully buy some live ones for killing too. yum


I never bought a live animal for killing should I cut his head off or take him out in the woods an shoot it with a 22 pistol. Is there a less execution style method I usually like to give them a chance.

Yes i am going to eat them and i am buying them live so i can eat fresh meat not some frozen thing from the pheasent farm.

ps is it legal to buy a rabit from the pet store and butcher it for eating. I plan to do that if i cant get one during season.


Should I let them get a head start then start plinking away at em???
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Old June 18, 2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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"ps is it legal to buy a rabit from the pet store and butcher it for eating. I plan to do that if i cant get one during season"
Lots of people raise rabbits for meat. You can build a hutch in a small area, buy a buck and doe rabbit, and have a nice rabbit farm pretty easily. The dropping that fall under the hutch will always have a nice supply of nightcrawlers for fishing with, too. No reason why you shouldn't buy them from a pet store, unless the cost is too high. With a little research, you ought to be able to find local rabbit raisers. I haven't a clue how well domestic rabbits would do if you released them in the wild. I imagine the albinos would be pretty easy to find, though.

Quail is by far the best of the game meats I've ever eaten. The flesh is so delecate, it's almost transparent when you first kill them. It cooks snow white.
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Old June 18, 2005, 05:17 PM   #4
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Not listed....

By far, Ruffed Grouse, roasted, with stuffing made with woodcock breast.
I do love rare venison loin with a pinot noir reduction, though...
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Old June 18, 2005, 05:30 PM   #5
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Nothing like Chicken Fried Backstap from a Deer or Venison Chili
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Old June 18, 2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Its hard to choose, but it would have to be deer as it, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and goose are the only ones (as best i can recall) that i have had that were 'hunted'. i have had pheasnt and duck also, but it was reseraunt/store bought. i'm pretty fond of wild rabbit and squirrel too though.
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Old June 18, 2005, 05:41 PM   #7
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Old June 18, 2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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D, all of the above.
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Old June 18, 2005, 06:35 PM   #9
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Why was bison left off the list?
My favorites are:

Bison
Moose
Caribou
Followed by everything else.
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Old June 18, 2005, 06:59 PM   #10
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Fowl - Quail

Fur - Elk , backstraps, roasts
Fur - Buffalo - steak, roasts

Scales- Bream, Crappie, Walleye , Trout

I will fight, bribe, steal, lie ...whatever it takes to obtain the filet mignon off a Walleye. And NO I will not tell you where/ what it is either.
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Old June 18, 2005, 07:14 PM   #11
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:06 PM   #12
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Anyone got a good recipe for Venison Chili?

I would love to hear it.
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:19 PM   #13
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SM--used to live on the Tittabawasee river in Michigan as a kid. They have a pretty big walleye tournement there. i have caught and cooked many, many, many walleye from the parents backyard there. personally, i think they are some of the best tasting fish around (and fun to catch too!)
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:22 PM   #14
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I second grouse! delicous!
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:29 PM   #15
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Moose, Elk, Bison...in that order.

Moose is sweet and not gamey at all like deer...same with Elk, alot like a good cut of beef, but with a hint of sweetness. Bison makes some GREAT sausage...never had it any other way, but makes excellent bratwurst sandwiches.
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:36 PM   #16
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:37 PM   #17
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Venison Chili.....

with beans or without beans?
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Old June 18, 2005, 08:52 PM   #18
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jrfoxx fish and favorite game....

Jr.......... I hope all your fish were from north of Midland, MI? the glow in the dark factor with help from DOW made me wonder....... I know that river well too...........


Wild meat that is hard to beat

1. Caribou
2. Elk
3. Speed Goats (Antelope) gotta be fixed right by a real cook too
4. Ruffed Grouse (garlic butter painted then an open campfire prep....
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Old June 18, 2005, 09:41 PM   #19
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I would've voted buffalo 1st but no there. Elk backstrap but not there, so out of what is there I had to vote duck as a duck was the most memorable meal I've ever had in the field. We had taken potatoes onions & carrots along with some spices etc camping and had figured on cooking up a rabbit or two but somehow a duck flew our way at the crucial moment. Some biscuts ina can added made the best duck N dumpling stew I'll never forget.
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Old June 18, 2005, 09:52 PM   #20
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You didn't list elk. :shrug:
That's one of my all-time favorites.
But then....

A couple of weeks ago I went over to my parents' place for dinner and my Mom had roasted an oryx roast that one of Dad's friends had given him. That was every bit as good as elk, if not better.

Mountain lion is delicious, too.
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Old June 18, 2005, 11:40 PM   #21
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Hey! Nobody's mentioned wild turkey breasts! Love 'em! But I voted for pheasant since turkey wasn't mentioned. ( )
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Old June 19, 2005, 08:54 AM   #22
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Old June 20, 2005, 07:28 PM   #23
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Old June 20, 2005, 10:14 PM   #24
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best taste?

I have found preparation and the cook have much more to do with taste than people are willing to admit to. What the game animal eats will influence taste also, you are what you eat. I have noted a good deal of difference in whitetail harvested on the family farm in PA from those taken in the southwest.
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Old June 20, 2005, 10:29 PM   #25
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a well shot pronghorn. If it drops within a few feet of where it is shot. If it runs a long way it is dog food, My first one ran a LOOOOONG way and the meat was so tainted with gamey taste from the running and the stress my dog got almost all of it. I vowed to never eat it again, then was fed some thinking it was lamb. ohhh my. well shot, were it dropped in its track my second antelope was by far the best tasting animal i have ever eaten.
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