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Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 04, 2023 •  [Post 1]

What is the wild game variety that you won’t/don’t like to eat…not a fan. That’s it, whaddya say?
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby 7mmfan » 05 05, 2023 •  [Post 2]

The only game I've tried multiple times and just can't get onboard with is duck. Never tried goose. I've had some excellent jerky and pepperoni though so I'd consider that. All the mammals I've eaten I've enjoyed.
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Postby Tigger » 05 05, 2023 •  [Post 3]

wood duck is awesome, 7mm! throw it on the grill with some alpine touch and it disappears before I can get it to the table.

Sharptail grouse isnt real good.
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Postby 7mmfan » 05 05, 2023 •  [Post 4]

I should have prefaced that statement with the fact that I've learned to cook wild game significantly better since the last time I ate duck. I should give it another chance.

When I was eating it semi-regularly my issue was that it varied duck to duck. I could eat a big fat mallard drake one day and it would be very good, and turn around and do the same with another one a couple days later and the dog wouldn't eat it. I didn't like the inconsistency of it, so I finally just started shopping it all up and feeding it to the dog, who at most of it, not all of it.
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Postby Tigger » 05 05, 2023 •  [Post 5]

wood duck. try wood duck. You can thank me now or later. your choice.
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Postby 7mmfan » 05 05, 2023 •  [Post 6]

Well first I have to find a wood duck. They aren't in every tree here in WA.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Swede » 05 06, 2023 •  [Post 7]

Most of the antelope I have tasted was not good. I ate it but would have fed it to the dog if I had one. I don't care for liver either.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Lefty » 05 07, 2023 •  [Post 8]

Swede wrote:Most of the antelope I have tasted was not good. I ate it but would have fed it to the dog if I had one. .

Swede: Antelope it is better than elk!!! Ill trade you pound for pound!

Raccoon, possum and skunk,, tried them each a number of times,, something about those foul greasy omnivores I dont care for. I have had some raccoon BBQ grilled that was fine but the real flavor had been covered up

I haven't had anything in the weasel family.( other than a skunk) and I don't plan to pursue that line.
Ive eaten groundhog but not rock chucks :lol:



I have no desire to eat any more canines. Same with most rodents ,,, unless I get on an eastern tree squirrel hunt,, Beaver is exceptional very similar flavor and texture to moose.

I have no interest in birds of prey either,,, Well I would eat a spotted owl just to say I did :lol:



I found this list of game.



 Bear: Black Bear, Brown Bear,
Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear
 Bison, Wood Bison
 Caribou: Barren Ground Caribou,
Dolphin Caribou, Union Caribou,
Woodland Caribou
 Mountain Lion
 Deer: Axis Deer, Black-tailed Deer,
Chital, Columbian Black-tailed Deer,
Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer
 Elk: Rocky Mountain Elk, Tule Elk
 Gemsbok
 Goat: bezoar goat, ibex, mountain
goat, Rocky Mountain goat
 Moose, including Shiras Moose
 Muskox
 Pronghorn
 Sheep: Barbary Sheep, Bighorn
Sheep, California Bighorn Sheep,
Dall’s Sheep, Desert Bighorn
Sheep, Lanai Mouflon Sheep,
Nelson Bighorn Sheep, Rocky
Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Stone
Sheep, Thinhorn Mountain Sheep
SMALL GAME
 Armadillo
 Badger
 Beaver
 Bobcat
 North American Civet Cat/Ringtailed Cat, Spotted Skunk
 Coyote
 Ferret, feral ferret
 Fisher
 Fox: arctic fox, gray fox, red fox, swift
fox
 Lynx
 Marmot, including Alaska marmot,
groundhog, hoary marmot,
woodchuck
 Marten, including American marten
and pine marten
 Mink
 Mole
 Mouse
 Muskrat
 Nutria
 Opossum
 Pig: feral swine, javelina, wild boar,
wild hogs, wild pigs
 Pika
 Porcupine
 Prairie Dog: Black-tailed Prairie
Dogs, Gunnison’s Prairie Dogs,
White-tailed Prairie Dogs
 Rabbit & Hare: Arctic Hare, Blacktailed Jackrabbit, Cottontail Rabbit,
Belgian Hare, European Hare,
Snowshoe Hare, Swamp Rabbit,
Varying Hare, White-tailed
Jackrabbit
 Raccoon
 Rat, including Kangaroo Rat and
Wood Rat
 Shrew
 Skunk, including Striped Skunk
and Spotted Skunk
 Squirrel: Abert’s Squirrel, Black
Squirrel, Columbian Ground
Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, Flying
Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, Ground
Squirrel, Pine Squirrel, Red Squirrel,
Richardson’s Ground Squirrel, Tree
Squirrel, Wyoming Ground Squirrel
 Vole
 Weasel, including least weasel,
long-tailed weasel
 Wolf, including gray wolf
 Wolverine
UPLAND BIRDS
 Chachalaca
 Chukar
 Crow
 Dove & Pigeon: Band-tailed Pigeon,
Barred Dove, Eurasian Collared
Dove, Mourning Dove, Ringed
Turtledove, Rockdove, Pigeon,
Spotted Dove, White-winged Dove
 Francolin: Black Francolin, Erckel’s
Francolin, Gray Francolin
 Grouse: Blue Grouse, Chestnutbellied Sand Grouse, Columbian
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Dusky Grouse,
Forest Grouse, Franklin’s Grouse,
Greater Prairie Chicken, Lesser
Prairie Chicken, Ruffed Grouse,
Greater Sage Grouse, Mountain
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Sharp-tailed
Grouse, Spruce Grouse
 Partridge, including Chukar and
Gray Partridge (aka Hungarian
Partridge)
 Pheasant: Green Pheasant,
Himalayan Snowcock, Kalij
Pheasant, Ring-necked Pheasant,
White-winged Pheasant
 Ptarmigan: Rock Ptarmigan, Whitetailed Ptarmigan, Willow Ptarmigan
 Quail: Bobwhite, California Quail,
Gambel’s Quail, Japanese Quail,
Mountain Quail, Northern Bobwhite,
Scaled Quail
 English or House Sparrow
 Starling
 Turkey: Eastern Turkey, Merriam’s
Turkey, Rio Grande Turkey,
Osceola Turkey, Gould’s Turkey
WATERFOWL
 Cormorant
 Sandhill Crane
 Duck: Mallard, Black Duck, Mottled
Duck, Northern Pintail, Gadwall,
American Wigeon, Northern
Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal,
Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal,
Wood Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDuck, Black-bellied Whistling Duck,
Redhead, Canvasback, Ringnecked Duck, Greater Scaup,
Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye,
Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bufflehead,
Harlequin Duck, Common Eider,
King Eider, Oldsquaw/Long-tailed
Duck, Black Scoter, White-winged
Scoter, Surf Scoter, Hooded
Merganser, Red-breasted
Merganser, Common Merganser,
Ruddy Duck
 Gallinule: American Purple,
Moorhen, American Coot
 Goose: Canada Goose (including the
many subspecies), Brant, Whitefronted Goose, Snow Goose (both
white and blue phases), Ross’
Goose (both white and blue phases)
 Rail: Clapper Rail, King Rail, Sora
Rail, Virginia Rail
 Snipe, Wilson’s Snipe (aka
common snipe)
 Tundra Swan
 Woodcock
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Lefty » 05 07, 2023 •  [Post 9]

Tigger wrote:Sharptail grouse isnt real good.
Of all the grouse, sage grouse is the best. but like so many upland game birds they are dry. ( a true cream sauce helps)

7mmfan wrote:The only game I've tried multiple times and just can't get onboard with is duck. Never tried goose. I've had some excellent jerky and pepperoni though so I'd consider that. All the mammals I've eaten I've enjoyed.

Duck and goose can have a strong flavor. Skin left on a breasted duck is usually good. Canada goose can be much better.

If I want to impress someone with goose, First it cant be bloodshot. Remove the silver skin-tissue, soaked in a light brine for one day. Vacuum seal and keep refrigerated for 5 days A completely different and better flavor and texture!!!

Most waterfowlers that hunt snow geese strongly claim that snow geese are the best ( so do I)
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Swede » 05 08, 2023 •  [Post 10]

Antelope may be good. I have never killed one. People offer me theirs. I have noticed that people that offer you some of their game are wanting to get rid of it. The reason they don't want to eat it themselves is likely because it is not fit to eat. I got Someone's antelope at the butcher shop once. It was quite good. I have had the same experience with bear meat.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby saddlesore » 05 11, 2023 •  [Post 11]

Mountain Lion, bear, about any animal that eats meat or carrion.
Fish eating ducks
Of the one Rocky Mountain goat I tagged,I don't care to eat another.

My preference in big game is (in order), Big Horn Sheep, pronghorn, elk, deer.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby wawhitey » 05 11, 2023 •  [Post 12]

Turkey. Ill pass. Shot one once i think 12 years ago. Wasnt impressed.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Swede » 05 11, 2023 •  [Post 13]

I rarely shoot anything I won't eat. There are a lot of things I have not shot so my list is limited. I have tried turkey, bear and cougar which I have never killed. Some bear is good, but I have not wanted one bad enough to gut, skin, pack out, and process.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby forkyshooter » 05 22, 2023 •  [Post 14]

opposum
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby Lefty » 05 29, 2023 •  [Post 15]

forkyshooter wrote:opposum


I think the joke about God creating opossums and armadillos with leftover spare parts could have some truth. :lol: :o
I trapped my first possum in Indiana ( intended target trophy animal for me at that time) ) It grossed me out so much I paid a skinner to put up the fur for me.
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Re: Wild game that I don’t eat…

Postby forkyshooter » 06 01, 2023 •  [Post 16]

ive skinned one and that is enough for me, my brother skun all of the others we caught last trapping season
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Postby forkyshooter » 06 01, 2023 •  [Post 17]

also they were not intended, trying to catch bobcat
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