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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 August 29, 2005, 12:57 AM   #76
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I absolutely love quail basted in butter and baked in an oven for 15 minutes!
I voted for Moose however.
Elk would be a close second.
Wild Pig is fantastic and is becoming the #1 big game animal in California.
Bear (sausage and roasts) I have had has also been wonderful.

I have never had Bison/Buffalo but I am guessing it is great.
I have heard Mountain Lion is a very sweet tasting meat.

Pheasant and dove are good but I think Wild Turkey outclasses them both by a wide margin.
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Old September 21, 2005, 01:52 AM   #77
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I don't think anyone has listed this one, but the best tasting meat that I have ever had is Nilgia Antelope. Guess its a Texas thing.
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Old September 21, 2005, 06:34 AM   #78
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Put your lips on some beaver.......its the best....
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Old September 21, 2005, 10:09 AM   #79
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I chose rabbit. When I was a kid, I used to eat it alot at one of my friends' houses when I was a kid. It was either pan fried in bacon grease or lard. It was real tender and not gamy at all. As soon as one was shot, my friends' dad would skin and gut it, and then but it in a bucket full of cold brine water. I don't know if it was the best tasting game meat, but it was so much more tender and juicy than the DRY, tough barbecued rabbit that I'd had before that it stuck in my mind.
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Old September 21, 2005, 11:13 AM   #80
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Thanks everyone! It's almost lunchtime and I'm ready to eat my notepad! I love meat to begin with but I'd say mine would be Bear and Venison followed by Squirrel and Rabbit. Bear is delicious. But when it comes to Backstrap from a Doe, That makes the hunt all worth it (and the butchering) when you've got a nice piece of medium-rare backstrap grilled with a special seasoning blend I make or wrapped in bacon, heck even with mashed taters and gravy. It's so tender and juicy you don't even want a knife. Mmmm Backstraps!!! Bear you can eat in stew or just a nice bear steak and you can't go wrong! Rabbit with biscuits and gravy or even squirrel, man, that's some down home cooking right there!!! Then again I'm a mountain boy at heart so I just love that kind of stuff! I even like heading to the stream down the road though and pulling out a few trout for grilling with some butter and seasoning. Although nothing beats a good hearty venison stew on a cold fall or winter day!! Can I get an Amen!?!!?!

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Old September 21, 2005, 02:58 PM   #81
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I wish I could say I've tasted all of these...
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Old October 8, 2005, 08:34 PM   #82
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What does bear meat taste like?
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Old October 8, 2005, 08:42 PM   #83
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Only had it once. It was tough, coarse, greasy, and gamey. Once was enough.
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Old October 8, 2005, 09:30 PM   #84
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What does bear meat taste like?
Prepared properly absolutely delish! As long as its from a young blackie.

I voted deer, although moose would be second

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Old October 8, 2005, 09:37 PM   #85
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Bobcat is awesome.

I helped cook a Bobcat over a cedar fire in eastern Utah in my youth. It was delicious, it tasted a lot like the Quail that he had obviously been eating.

Venison tenderloin rolled in pepper and cooked on a hot grill is REALLY hard to beat though.

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Old October 19, 2005, 10:01 PM   #86
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Venison chili, jerky, and sausage! mmmmmmmmmm
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Old October 21, 2005, 10:45 AM   #87
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Dove breast roasted in wild rice...

Chunked venison cooked up in pinto beans with fried potatoes and cornbread on the side...

Small Butter fried venison steaks with eggs and fried potatoes for breakfast....
(meat has to be processed right for steaks to be tender)

Tenderized rabbit cooked slow over coals with pinto beans on the side and homemade white bread....

Diced rabbit, quail, and dove cooked together into a stew with dumplings baked over the top....

Just a few...I love to cook wild game...
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Old October 21, 2005, 11:15 AM   #88
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best tasting meat

its a toss up between cougar or beaver tail.
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Old October 23, 2005, 10:50 PM   #89
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frog legs for me
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