Have you eaten wild game before? Which is your favorite?


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HappyTo BeHereTo Profile

I'm with Rooster.  Elk steaks and elk burgers are delicious!

Mountain  Man Profile
Mountain Man answered

I grew up eating different kinds of wild game and I still do.

My favorite is venison. In my area that would be Whitetail Deer. I agree with Rooster on the backstraps, they are the best cuts on the deer.

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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

I've enjoyed deer sausage quite often. I also loved gator though I don't think that counts as wild game.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I went to a restaurant specialising in venison and, around the walls, they had the heads of deer looking down on the customers. Bad mistake. There was this big stag looking down at me with mournful eyes and when my meal was served he said, "You're not going to eat that are you?" And with shame I nodded my head. "But you're not going to enjoy it, are you?" And I didn't! (Never went back to that restaurant.)

But I've eaten rabbit, and kangaroo, and crocodile but haven't really felt like trying overland trout (picture below).

I love rabbit but almost all Australian rabbit is now diseased and inedible. Kangaroo is like beef but takes a bit more cooking. Crocodile is very bland and needs some herbs to give it flavour.

And now, this is what an overland trout looks like:

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Goannas can be cranky little buggers. Never heard of anybody being attacked by them, though.
Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
Didge, I would try almost anything at least once, but I'm guessing I would prefer a rainbow trout.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Much better idea, MM. :)
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lady horse answered

My stepfather hunted so we had a lot of venison, rabbit, and squirrel. Before we left up north we had quail, and pheasant. One of the fellas I worked with said he brought in some bear for us to taste. Tasted like beef but, if I remember correctly, it had more fat...that was in the seventies.

Have tried goose and duck but I was real young and don't remember that other than one was real greasy. Hubs and I had tried bison several years ago.

I would have to say venison is my favorite...maybe because I had more of that.

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Jann Nikka answered

I've eaten rabbit and quail, both were delicious.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

Growing up, I had venison, rabbit, wild pheasant, and bear.  Didn't care much for the bear meat.

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Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
Hello Janis! :). From my experience, bear tastes best when cooked over an open grill where the grease can escape.
Jann Nikka
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Janis Haskell
Janis Haskell commented
Hi Mountain Man! I can see how that might help ... the meat these folks served was pretty greasy and gamey. :)

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