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Old 07-25-2007, 11:48 AM
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I know that the flavor of whitetails can be changed by what they eat (same as to beef), (also difference between elk, deer, moose, tried them all) but is there a noticeable flavor difference between mule deer and whitetail deer. I have never tried mule deer and I was just wondering.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:09 PM
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Yes there is, and mule deer aren't nearly as good.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:41 PM
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Mulies are a little bit tougher and a little more gamier, but it depends if the animal was calm, or running. Big difference.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:13 PM
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I agree, mulys definatly don't taste as good as whitetail. I think that gamier taste has somthing to with all of that sage brush they eat.

What's really bad is an antelope that's all fired up with adrenaline......[:'(]

It's really the only meat I don't really care for.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:49 PM
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An old guy at my church who is a retired butcher told me to bleed the meat out in a cooler for at least a week before eating it. I tried it on my deer last year and sure enough, the meat was fantastic.
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:18 PM
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I would have to say from what I've ate, elk taste better than whitetail. It could have been the way it was cooked, I've only had elk a couple times.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: BigTiny

An old guy at my church who is a retired butcher told me to bleed the meat out in a cooler for at least a week before eating it. I tried it on my deer last year and sure enough, the meat was fantastic.

I agree 100 percent. Just keep putting ice on it and drain out the old bloody water.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:18 PM
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Right now I would rank the wild game that I've eatenas follows:

Moose
Elk
Wild Pig
Whitetail
Mule deer
Antelope
Black Bear

Birds:

Quail
Pheasant
Dove
Duck
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: npaden

Right now I would rank the wild game that I've eatenas follows:

Moose
Elk
Wild Pig
Whitetail
Mule deer
Antelope
Black Bear

Birds:

Quail
Pheasant
Dove
Duck
I would have thought black bear would be better eatingthan antelope.(never tried it but heard it was good tasting)
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:30 PM
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the handful of times ive eaten black bear it was delicious
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