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Old 03-20-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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Only time we eat beef these days is when we want a prime steak every once and blue moon. Other than that we only eat venison as our red meat. Hamburgers, meat balls, stir fry, fajitas, on and on and on. Just curious if anyone else does this?

Tonight is mule deer meatballs for spaghetti.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
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Same boat here subbing venison for most all beef. Do my best to catch all the fish I eat. I will buy chicken or pork chops every now and then too.

Cooked a venison pot roast two nights ago that was as tender and falling apart as any roast I've ever head.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:51 PM   #3
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I even cut steaks this year. I haven't eaten beef all year.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:52 PM   #4
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I even cut steaks this year. I haven't eaten beef all year.


I plan to try it this season with deer. Hoping I draw a elk tag if so then I'll have elk steaks again.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
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Wow!!! How many mule deer did you kill?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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We eat 80% deer for our red meat. We do buy fajitas and steaks. But we do cut deer steaks also and theyre really good. Shoot for med rare and thet are hard to beat. Salt, pepper and hot cast iron skillet 3 minutes per side or so. Flip once.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:57 PM   #7
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I counted. 12. Helluva season. Congrats!!
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:01 PM   #8
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I counted. 12. Helluva season. Congrats!!


12 VERY mature mule deer.


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Old 03-20-2017, 08:04 PM   #9
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Havent bought beef in two years.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:06 PM   #10
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The only beef we buy is a few briskets a year to smoke. All other red meat is venison. This year I used Fleming's near Lake Conroe for processing and they make AMAZING fajitas and Italian sausage.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #11
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Just subbed venison for beef in a stew going into the slow cooker for about 8 hours in the morning.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:10 PM   #12
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My wife has not cooked anything with ground beef in over 3 years. Axis, whitetail, and sika are stocked in two freezers.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:12 PM   #13
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We no longer buy ground beef at all. All my ground meat is venison mixed with some beef fat.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:14 PM   #14
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We eat very very little beef. I didn't have a place to hunt this passed season so I've been buying beef here and there. I've got one more pack of venison I was given so now we'll be eating fish for our primary protein.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:14 PM   #15
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Just 1
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:24 PM   #16
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We eat straight venison for our red meat until it runs out. Roasts, steaks, spaghetti, meatloaf, and whatever else you can do with red meat. Actually grilled up some sand hill crane tonight.

We rarely buy meat at the store until our freezer is empty. Even 2-3 deer won't last all year, but it goes a long way. At least keeps the grocery bill down for a while.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:34 PM   #17
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The only ground meat we eat is venison. God's gift.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:38 PM   #18
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We eat almost no store bought red meat. Maybe a bit a chicken here and there if I don't kill a bunch of turkeys and pheasants. We seem to always have a variety of game meats in the freezer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:39 PM   #19
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About the only venison we eat is ground and some sausage, really like the ground, it is healthy and good, as far as a steak, only med rare beef for me, well unless you are talking chicken fried, venison tenderized back straps chicken fried is very hard to beat.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:42 PM   #20
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #21
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90 percent of our meat is wild. We try to kill enough to fill out freezers every year.
Between
Deer
Ducks
Squirrels
Rabbits
Geese
Pheasent
Dove
And quail we pretty much have our meat taken care of. And not to mention when I get to go kill a Nilgai every now and then.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:44 PM   #22
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We eat them both....No preference....and no keeping up with how much we eat. It just depends what we are in the mood for that week. Rarely have any straight venison left over.

Also much of our venison goes into sausage, hunters sticks, bacon burger and jerky. The wife is a deer jerky junky, as am I.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:45 PM   #23
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We eat venison 95% of the time..
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:46 PM   #24
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I'd say 90% of the meat we eat is venison. If the wife makes meatloaf we'll mix 1 pound of venison with 1 pound of beef, I typically do the same for burgers just to get some fat in there.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:09 PM   #25
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I don't spend $20/year on beef! I live on deer meat, chicken, pork, and fish.

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:18 PM   #26
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Did it tonight with lettuce wraps
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:25 PM   #27
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Made axis steaks tonight. I only eat Whitetail, Axis, or Wild Pork. Can't remember the last time I myself bought beef
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:32 PM   #28
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I haven't bought a pack of ground meat in 5 years. I will buy some prime ribeyes from time to time but that's it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 PM   #29
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90 percent or more of our red meat is deer.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:00 PM   #30
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I have not bought any ground beef since the 80's. As far as red meat, I mainly eat venison and very little beef at home.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:01 PM   #31
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That's us. Takes 4 whitetail to last from season to season. I'm sure it'll be 5 with how fast my boys are growing. Literally eat beef about 1x per quarter when family visits, and even then it's only one steak night.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:05 PM   #32
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The only beef we eat is a steak every once in awhile. We use deer and or wild pork for everything that calls for beef.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:09 PM   #33
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The family replaces beef for venison, axis, elk, duck, and red fish September-May. Then nothing but fresh Louisiana trout May-August. You'd be surprise how many ways you can cook trout when you eat it every day. Last year the family caught 800 trout between May and June.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:10 PM   #34
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We mainly eat deer. We are with you. Rarely buy beef.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:11 PM   #35
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Can't remember the last time we bought ground beef. Have the occasional beef steak. When it is not venison, it is usually wild hog, caught fish or store bought chicken.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:11 PM   #36
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I try to eat it in as many meals as possible...but unfortunately I have a wife who won't eat anything that's been caught, shot or didn't come a HEB, Krogers etc...
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #37
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At least keeps the grocery bill down for a while.
That made me laugh. I would probably save money if I didn't hunt, but I understand what you mean.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:23 PM   #38
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The only beef we eat is a steak every once in awhile. We use deer and or wild pork for everything that calls for beef.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:24 PM   #39
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Beef Fajitas and a rare steak or brisket here.

Our meat entails ground venison , or venison sausage as our go too.


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Old 03-20-2017, 10:29 PM   #40
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We only buy prime 1 ribeyes or filets. Other than that we eat ground venison year round. I get the back strap butterflied as well.


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Old 03-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #41
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That made me laugh. I would probably save money if I didn't hunt, but I understand what you mean.
I've never paid for a lease, don't run feeders and I hunt less than 5 miles from my driveway, so my expenses are pretty limited. If I don't buy any new hunting gear, I can pretty much hunt all season without any expenses. I do run some hand corn, but not near to the tune as the folks who run feeders. It's also right between my work and the house, so I check cams after work on my way home.

I am however going to have to pay this year, but it's $500. Still pretty cheap since I consider at least half of that cost for entertainment purposes!
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Wow!!! How many mule deer did you kill?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:21 PM   #43
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Occasional smoked brisket and usually have a big bag of chicken boobies in the freezer but other than that its pretty much all venison.
Which is going to be tough this year as I only took a about a 65lb yearling this year.
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I mix them half and half. Never tell the family and they dont know the difference.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:02 AM   #45
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Tonight dinner was Nil Gai and Elk meatballs and spaghetti. No complaints.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:34 AM   #46
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For a very long time I never bought meat out side of chicken or bacon. This year is the worse year for me spent to much time working. We didn't shoot anything this year outside of a few pigs that were trapped. It's a bad deal, freezer is empty on venison for a while. Smh *.


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Old 03-21-2017, 02:57 AM   #47
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I do as much as possible except for steak night or a brisket.
I make fajitas, burgers, chicken fry, chili, stew, etc with venison as well as snacksticks & summer sausage. We Never have to buy smoked pork sausage or breakfast sausage. We put up 6 deer this year and usually 4+ in the past.
I cook a lot of it while I'm working out of town on the rig too. The hands enjoy it when I make chili.





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Old 03-21-2017, 06:27 AM   #48
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We have only eaten what we shoot or catch for about 10-15 years now. Like most, we'll buy steaks once in a while and chicken about once a month to grill but that's about it. Right now our freezer has Axis, Sika, Wt, duck, a few quail and cranes and a decent bit of fish in it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:51 AM   #49
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:52 AM   #50
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Did it for years. Beef was the meat that had a "twang" to it.
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