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Old 09-02-2004, 04:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by tancowgirl2000
I think the wild taste comes from how they were when they were shot....if they are in motion when downed then the taste is going to be stronger....so as i have heard....any opinions on this???
LOL! My opinion would be that the taste comes from the diet. Deer taste very different depending on if they are feeding on mostly corn or something else.

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Old 09-02-2004, 04:43 PM   #12
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Deer also taste less gamey when they are younger. I soak mine in milk or buttermilk to get rid of some of the gamey taste.

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Old 09-03-2004, 12:11 AM   #13
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Well MJ I'm sure how it was dressed and how it was when taken down, ,but well...I suppose feed MAY have something to do with it....OH I will find out NOW....LMAO....silly boy

crewsk....I've heard alot of people soak it in milk overnight.....I've always marinated mine in Soya Sauce for a bit.....
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:57 AM   #14
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I thought I liked wild pheasant until I shot and ate a Franklin. Oh boy. Is that bird tasty. The bad thing about it is you need to stand upwind when you're cleaning a Franklin.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:38 PM   #15
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:DGame meats taste is also how fast the animal is gutted and skinned as it needs to cool off fairly quickly Ive seen some hunters driving on highways with the deer not even gutted that make for some gross tasting meat.Which is why people field dress there game immediatley.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:57 PM   #16
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i tried my uncles homemade venison sausage. he told me it was hot itallian and i wuz like "ALreight give me two" it was good until he told me what it is. He shot the deer himself.
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duck and deer is pretty good i've always wanted to try rabbit
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Old 09-05-2004, 04:14 PM   #18
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Game animals

I love venison neck stew. It's a Finnish dish. I also like medium rare goose breast, pheasant, rabbit, racoon, and wild duck. I've had buffalo, before, ostrich too. Antelope, elk, stone sheep, moose, and rock sheep are also some wild games I've tried and liked. I guess I don't understand the wild game taste thing that everybody talks about as being offensive. If you are used to eating the stuff that way, you have nothing to compare it too. Why would I want to get rid of the flavor I enjoy anyway? Just my two cents... 8)
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:30 AM   #19
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About the only wild meat I've not liked is goose! We ate a guine hen we hit once. I believe there are so many factors in how deer etc taste. We've eaten antelope that was as good as beef, and some that was pretty sagey. Hubby has a hoist that fits into his bumper, so it gets dressed immediately. The weirdest we ever at was some elk we bought at an auction, they had run out on a not quite frozen lake and drowned. We wouldn't do it again.
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Old 09-06-2004, 03:28 PM   #20
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I love deer, rabbit, and boar. Rabbit I can get frozen quite regularly, I'm not sure calling it "wild game" is appropriate! Once a freind called me in the night and said, "are you home? Do you want half a pig?" Her husband had killed yet another boar and she was sick of it. It arrived, still warm, in a clean garbage bag, and made the best barbecue sandwiches! I can buy farm raised venison regularly here as well, but in fact I kinda miss a bit of the gamey flavor (the boar, by the way, was in Hawaii and had NO gamy flavor at all, and was very, very, very lean)

We have a local source for game birds as well, but have found them quite tough for the most part. Need lots of braising and/or stewing.

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