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Old 07-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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What is your favorite kind of game to eat? So far mine is venison, but there are a lot of things I haven't gotten to try yet. I ask because on another forum I visit someone asked for a recipe for squirrel stew, and people were just appalled that ANYONE would eat squirrel stew!


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Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Most people around here prefer elk over moose and both over venison but I am contrary as usual. I still love my venison steaks but take all three over beef and beef over buffalo. I've always wanted to try cougar meat but so far the cougars haven't cooperated very well but then I have never really made an effort to exact cooperation from them.


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I love venison especially the back strap and the bag bologna, but I had some buffalo scrapple last year and I think it has to be the best damn scrapple I have ever eaten. As far as squirrel goes I think my buddies squirrelyque (that is squirrel cooked in homemade bar-b-cue sauce and eaten on a kaiser roll) has got to be the best.


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At one time or another I've eaten just about everything that walks, crawls, flies, swims, or slithers. I like venison but this classification actually includes most antlered beasts, not just deer. I prefer the whitetail to the mule deer.

I like bear and lion (any variety). I really like rabbit, and squirrel makes some of the best chili as does turtle. But I think my favorites are quail and bluegill.

Quail is just about the tenderest and sweetest bird on the planet and comes in many varieties all over the globe. On the other hand, if you give me a plate full of fried bluegill filets and a cold beer, I'll be quiet and happy.


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In order of palatability- moose, elk, bison, antelope, with deer a distant fifth. Mountain lion and bear are good but it depends a lot on what they eat. Salmon fed bear is terrible. I don't care much for ducks or geese. Pheasants are delicious. Chukar, partridge, quail and the like can be good. Grouse are good if they don't eat spruce needles. I have always wanted to try ptarmigan and wild sheep. Buffalo tongue is a favorite. I can eat salmon all the time or walleye. Halibut is really good. Trout are best smoked. We served buffalo for Thanksgiving for many years in CO and WY but it has gotten expensive.

Tried wild pig for the first time last year and I can recommend it. Spread the word they are good to eat and maybe they will be hunted more.

My neighbor In Golden, CO was from near St. Anthony's, ID and he had some mountain lion in the freezer. Some call it the sweetest meat on the mountain. I thought it was edible, but it had been in the freezer a long time.



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Wow, there are sure a lot of other animals to eat! I have only had venison and I wasn't real impressed with it. My daughter went to Florida a couple of weeks ago and tried fried alligator. She said it tasted a lot like chicken.


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Properly prepared, I enjoy any type of big or small game set in front of me. Have also tried a few other misc. items like crane, gull eggs and salmon eggs, plus raw tuna still on the boat. Didn't care much for the crane, though.


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Properly prepared, I enjoy any type of big or small game set in front of me.
Sometimes the taste is improved if you harvested it yourself!


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How true.

The crane was served at a friend's house for Thanksgiving. The tuna I caught myself. The gull eggs and salmon eggs came locally near a project I was working on at the other end of AK's Lake Iliamna.


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My favorite game is the one Peggy is dishing outa our ole black iron pot. In other words the one we got now. Today its deer ribs in her BBQ sauce


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