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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 July 22, 2005, 04:40 AM   #51
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I don't eat that many 'exotic' game animals . Don't really hunt much outside rabbit, deer, and hog... I'll have to try some.

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What??? You hunt owl? Is that even legal? Hehe, If its that good I will have to shoot and eat me one real soon. What do you use to kill em', will a .22lr do it?
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Old July 22, 2005, 06:25 AM   #52
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Wabbits

I love rabbit, but my dad & his fleet of beagles probly make me a little partial.
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Old July 22, 2005, 06:18 PM   #53
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Who were the two wise guys who put in votes for opossum?

Nasty little critters. I'd have to be really hungry...

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Oh! It's not a secret ballot! You can click on "Votes" and see who voted for it!

22-rimfire and kb4ifs, y'all really like those carrion-eatin' oversized rat-lookin marsupials over quail? Over elk?!?
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Old July 22, 2005, 06:31 PM   #54
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I agree with long path, I'm not going to eat a $%#* eating opossum!
If a buzzard won't eat it, I damn sure won't eat it ! !
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Old July 22, 2005, 06:47 PM   #55
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Long Path: Have you ever tasted opossum? Who knows? Catfish and eel, and gator are all pretty homely looking critters that taste pretty good Smoked eel is actually ve-ry tasty.
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Old July 23, 2005, 12:43 AM   #56
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is "the" best tasting big game I have "ever" had. I've had, deer, elk, moose, buffalo, and antelope, and Bighorn was by far the best of them all.
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Old July 23, 2005, 07:48 AM   #57
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Elk
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Old July 23, 2005, 08:36 AM   #58
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Slow cooked (12-14 hrs), BBQ Beaver. Man, is it ever good. I shred it up with a fork, and put it on toasted onion rolls.

Is trout a game meat??? its mighty fine eatin' as well!!!!
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Old July 23, 2005, 12:20 PM   #59
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You all have done it again. Now I'm cravin' a "deep fried" catfish sandwich. (I'm originally from Southern Indiana). The only way to get one in the Northwest is to do it yourself. Time to go fishin'.
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Old July 24, 2005, 12:34 AM   #60
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rodent.

None better than squirrel for me, though venison comes in a very close second.

But then, I'll eat most anything without too much complaint.
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Old July 26, 2005, 07:36 AM   #61
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You all have done it again. Now I'm cravin' a "deep fried" catfish sandwich. (I'm originally from Southern Indiana). The only way to get one in the Northwest is to do it yourself. Time to go fishin'.
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Yeah, Dean C, but you can run across the Sound to the Penninsula and go crabbing for red and dungeoness crab for very little investment, and fresh crab is hard to beat. I know a pier in Sequim where the crabs are thick, and there's terriffic fresh cod to be had at the local restaurant. Hard to beat...
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Old July 26, 2005, 08:28 AM   #62
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Best on the list, I would say venison. Not on the list I would say it's a toss up between a young Fall turkey or chukar partridge or grouse orrrrrrrrrrr......... But then any game I make into jerky is some of the best thing you can ever eat!
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Old July 26, 2005, 11:49 AM   #63
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Does Dungeness crab count?
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Old July 26, 2005, 11:58 AM   #64
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I don't think a venison steak will ever beat a good beef steak, and a pheasant will never roast up nice like a good roasting chicken, but I do believe a wild turkey breast has better texture and flavor than a domesticated turkey. The drumsticks, however, are a completely different matter!

So I am disappointed that turkey wasn't on the menu!
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Old July 27, 2005, 09:45 PM   #65
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Know how Texas got rid of its armadillos? Some enterprizing Texan took a truckload to Arkansas and sold them as possum "on the halfshell". It created an incedible demand and the rest is hisory.

If I had my choice of anything I could harvest in the wild, it would be an Angus steer at around 700 pounds. Beats venison any day!!
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Old July 28, 2005, 02:52 AM   #66
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No "other" category? Shame - means I can't even vote in a round about way for what I believe to be the "best" tasting meat, wild or mundane... Feral boar. ***slobber***
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Old July 28, 2005, 11:56 AM   #67
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DOVE with biscuits and gravy!
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Old August 6, 2005, 01:51 PM   #68
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Bison, moose, elk in that order. Black bear is quite good also, especially the fat for cooking.
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Old August 6, 2005, 01:55 PM   #69
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Sorry this got cut off........

Wild boar for sausages and grouse, turkey then Canada goose for the bird category.
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Old August 23, 2005, 08:28 PM   #70
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This is how I'd rank wild game flavor and quality:
1) wild boar

2) buffalo

3) axis deer

4) elk / red stag

Mule deer, whitetails, coastal blacktails, and antelope are okay but not as delicious as my list above.
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Old August 23, 2005, 10:37 PM   #71
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I'll take dove breast stuffed with a jalapeneo filled with cream cheese and the whole thing wrapped in bacon

Chicken fried spring jake

Young doe backstrap wrapped in bacon grilled medium/medium-rare.

Quail stewed with cream of mushroom and corn over biscuits

Last on my list (and for good reason) is neelgai. Ohh, that was aweful, but it was probably the drunk cook.
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Old August 24, 2005, 08:53 AM   #72
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bobcat.
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Old August 25, 2005, 07:14 AM   #73
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Slip your lips on some Beaver. It is good !!!!
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Old August 25, 2005, 07:29 AM   #74
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I have to put my vote in for pheasant; properly prepared its the most tender and most flavorful meat I've ever had from the field.
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Old August 25, 2005, 08:35 AM   #75
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I voted for Deer, but I love feral hogs, elk, ducks.

You get the picture. Well prepared game meat is my favorite meal.

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