Venison

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  1. Obsessed

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    I enjoy the unusually great tasting whitetail around here. A young two or three year old buck before the rut, is the best. I always process my own. A couple butterflys braised in butter and brandy is my favorite. Drizzle the leftover juices on top of some wild rice and steamed baby carrots and life doesn't get any better.
     
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    Oh yea, we like it around here. I don't see a problem with it. Well... only one.

    http://cwd-info.org/faq/

    Seriously, this hasn't stopped people form hunting, but please be aware.

    Back strap we call tenderloin, is some of the finest meat. Combine this with fresh caught crappie and morels. Wow!

    Don't forget some greens!
     
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    I like venison, been a while since I've gone hunting, but a couple of my nephews are avid hunters. One gave me some excellent venison from I think from all places Texas a while back, it was especially tasty.
     
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    It's been a while since I have had any venison or other game. I did not care for venison, but a friend gave me some elk steaks, which were wonderful. It could be that I simply did not prepare it correctly, I think I made it like a roast with potatoes and carrots.

    Come to think of it, even roast beef can be a little hit or miss for me.
     
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    Wait! You had me at crappie, but I’ll stay for the greens. There is not a better tasting fish out there in my opinion.
     
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    We only keep the backstraps. We burger the rest with 10% pork shoulder and various spices.
     
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    I prefer elk over venison.
    Here the venison is also sage fed.

    I haven't had any venison from The Plains yet. I'm guessing it tastes better.
     
  8. Obsessed

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    CWD hasn't made it to my side of the divide ... yet. Such a sad thing to happen.

    We have morels within 25 yards of the house. Should be popping up with the first hot sun of the season coming later this week.:)
     
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    I don't hunt, but every year I get some venison from a friend who does. In return, I provide morels around this time of year. Ground or chunk venison, mushrooms, onion, and whole grape tomatoes in a skillet. Salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder. Can't beat it!
     
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    A lady who cuts my hair (military cut) says she makes chili from venison people give to her. I'm going to give her some later this month and ask for a recipe.
     
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    They say that the reason people think it's "gamey" is that the meat hasn't been aged correctly.

    I find nothing wrong with the taste of the meat.
     
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    Makes great chilly.
     
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    I made my in-laws Elk spaghetti (grounded Elk meat with added beef fat I received from my step-father who’s an avid hunter). They enjoyed it quite a bit, we didn’t tell them at first but after they consumed it.

    They were a little bewildered by the idea initially but were happy to try Elk. Sometimes you just have to let people taste it first before letting them know or else their preconceived idea will not allow them to even try it!
     
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    I’ve only had tenderloin, it was great. We don’t have the hunting culture here (UK) that you do over there, but as I’m interested in “The Outdoors” and I am consciously aware of where food actually comes from (and I’m ok with it), I take a bit more of an interest in it than most, I think. I love elk but it’s astronomically expensive here.
    My wife only eats fish, beef or chicken, occasionally pork; which means most of the time I eat different meat is at restaurants. I’ll gladly give virtually anything a try, although I find a lot of game a little too rich for my taste.
     
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    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I grew up on it. We would’ve starved without it. I honestly didn’t know you could buy vegetables until I was grown. Always thought you had to have a 6 acre garden. Now that my dad has retired, his main goal is finding the best ways to prepare deer and fish.
     
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    Yummy!

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    I prefer venison to beef.
     
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    I love it.

    Here in Spain the traditional way is venison stew
     
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    Elk is the best. Makes great burgers with pork fat. I've got some elk sausage my brother made (Chef Milo's Country Venison Sausage, from Ruhlman and Polcyn's "Charcuterie") in the freezer. Deer makes the best chili. Had one run into the side of my car last week, but the mofo just got bruised. I've always butchered myself, but I'm done with that.

    I used to live in shotgun territory. That's a tough kill. Haven't got myself a deer rifle. My MIL let me choose one of her late husband's guns. I picked the 1897 Winchester . There was a nice .30-30 Winchester I might hint at if she still has it.
     
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    Don't hunt, but benefit from friends who do. Tenderloin is the best, love chili made with the ground sausage. Cocking venison was the only time I couldn't keep the Dobes out of the kitchen. They did get the cooked scraps and gristle.
     
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