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Old 12-20-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Elk cow vs. Nilgai cow

Which typically would weigh more?

Which meat do you prefer?

How much should I expect to pay to shoot one?

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Old 12-20-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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Elk cow is under $400 for out of state in Colo.

Nilgai starts at $1,000 in Texas.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:02 PM   #3
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Elk cow is under $400 for out of state in Colo.



Nilgai starts at $1,000 in Texas.


Not a cow nilgai


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Old 12-20-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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No way a cow Nilgai is $1000+
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:08 PM   #5
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I'm referring to in-state, Texas.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:28 PM   #6
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Nilgai is some good eating but elk isn’t anything to turn your nose up at.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:47 PM   #7
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No way a cow Nilgai is $1000+
How much are they?

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Old 12-20-2017, 03:00 PM   #8
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I prefer nilgai over elk, but I think it's just personal preference. They're both great eating.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:01 PM   #9
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How much are they?

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Old 12-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #10
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=185650





There may still be a few viable options from this thread
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #11
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I prefer nilgai over elk, but I think it's just personal preference. They're both great eating.


Iíve been told by some that nilgai is better, just all personal preference i guess. Iíve never had elk so I canít compare the two myself.


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Old 12-20-2017, 03:41 PM   #12
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I was raised with elk on the dinner plate and started hunting them myself in '86. Only started hunting nilgai in '07 and every year since on several of the "K" ranches and surrounding properties.

Elk and nilgai are each different to my taste, but both are my favorites over deer and other game. Elk steaks and roast are fantastic. And both are great as a ground beef substitute in recipes.

My overall list of preference is elk, nilgai, mule deer, and then any other deer.

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Old 12-20-2017, 03:50 PM   #13
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OK. Now, which one typically weighs more? Looking for the best freezer filling deal.

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Old 12-20-2017, 04:39 PM   #14
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OK. Now, which one typically weighs more? Looking for the best freezer filling deal.

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Beef Cow
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:42 PM   #15
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Just a quick google for ya

Nilgai Females, weighing 100–213 kilograms (220–470 lb).

Elk Cow: 500 pounds (225 kg) (Tule elk: 300 lbs., Roosevelt’s elk: 600 lbs.)
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:42 PM   #16
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I've had both and preferred the Elk cow over the Nilgai cow but thought both were considerably better than White tail.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:49 PM   #17
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A typical bull in Colorado is a little over 500, I'd say the average cow elk is 300.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:50 PM   #18
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A cow elk will be around 500 pounds. I have no idea abouf nilgai.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:55 PM   #19
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Beef Cow
I don't eat beef, but no doubt, this is the best bang for your buck!
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:55 PM   #20
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I don't eat beef, but no doubt, this is the best bang for your buck!
If I wanted beef I would go to the store.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:57 PM   #21
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OK. Now, which one typically weighs more? Looking for the best freezer filling deal.

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Just making sure I'm understanding the situation.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:25 PM   #22
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Run up to Durango, CO territory with a cow tag under $400. Drop a cow on BLM land. You'll never regret it. Driving through New Mex might bother you, but you'll put it behind you in the end.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:52 PM   #23
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Elk is more delicious
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:31 AM   #24
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Run up to Durango, CO territory with a cow tag under $400. Drop a cow on BLM land. You'll never regret it. Driving through New Mex might bother you, but you'll put it behind you in the end.
Would love to, but don't have the time.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:45 AM   #25
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Default Elk cow vs. Nilgai cow

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A cow elk will be around 500 pounds. I have no idea abouf nilgai.


The 3 I have weighed have been between 300 and 350 pounds.

The 3 bulls I have weighed 375 for a young bull and the 2 mature bulls maxed out my 550 lb scale.


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Old 12-21-2017, 09:51 AM   #26
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Run up to Durango, CO territory with a cow tag under $400. Drop a cow on BLM land. You'll never regret it. Driving through New Mex might bother you, but you'll put it behind you in the end.
Yeah, major parts of New Mexico are the worst part about driving up to Colorado from Texas.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:22 AM   #27
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Run up to Durango, CO territory with a cow tag under $400. Drop a cow on BLM land. You'll never regret it. Driving through New Mex might bother you, but you'll put it behind you in the end.
That's going cost double or a bit more by the time you factor travel cost and a hotel if needed. Plus it will be far from a sure deal. You spend the money on a Nilgai hunt and while not a guarantee on most places it's very high odds.

Why all the hate for NM?
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:57 AM   #28
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That's going cost double or a bit more by the time you factor travel cost and a hotel if needed. Plus it will be far from a sure deal. You spend the money on a Nilgai hunt and while not a guarantee on most places it's very high odds.

Why all the hate for NM?
I don't hate New Mexico, but some of it is uglier than a mud fence.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:33 AM   #29
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The Elk cow is going to be larger.
The Nilgai is going to eat much better, IMO.
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