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Old 11-21-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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What exotics do you consider edible? I typically hunt an area that has little to no exotics, therefore I have never taken any animals for consumption other that whitetail deer and pigs.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:15 AM   #2
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I will eat any game animal with the exception of sheep, i.e. texas dall, black hawaiian, etc.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:16 AM   #3
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Axis, Elk, Sitka to name a few
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:18 AM   #4
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Anything but any of the sheep for the most part. All of them that I have eaten (axis, fallow, red deer, gemsbok, sika, scimitar, nilgai, eland) are good to great table fare. Sheep, well, their sheep and taste like they smell....
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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Aoudad ewe is ok ,a big male nasty.
Fallow, sika, Oryx, and elk, are all better than white tail.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:21 AM   #6
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Black Buck?
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:33 AM   #7
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Nilgai


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Old 11-21-2017, 08:34 AM   #8
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Black buck is one of my favorite, only problem with bb is they are too small!


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Old 11-21-2017, 08:39 AM   #9
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Anything but any of the sheep for the most part. All of them that I have eaten (axis, fallow, red deer, gemsbok, sika, scimitar, nilgai, eland) are good to great table fare. Sheep, well, their sheep and taste like they smell....
I agree with this ... and yes, I've tried sheep, goats, and aoudad.
Now, if I was starving, I would eat the sheep.
But I ain't starving.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:42 AM   #10
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Nilgai and Oryx are fantastic. Everyone told me that mouflon was terrible, but I shot a young ram earlier this year that was great eating.

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Old 11-21-2017, 08:43 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=OldRiverRat;12945829]Black buck is one of my favorite, only problem with bb is they are too small!


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i don't think I have even seen one in real life........maybe in a zoo. Just not any exotics where I hunt, we did have a red stage on our lease, but only saw it on game camera.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:45 AM   #12
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Axis is better tasting than whitetail.. Elk is very tasty
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:49 AM   #13
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Pretty much all of it. I had texas dall backstrap for dinner last night tasted good to me
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:50 AM   #14
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Black Buck?
Yes they are good. Everything Iíve had is very good, most of the time better than whitetail
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:05 AM   #15
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Black buck is one of my favorite, only problem with bb is they are too small!


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Old 11-21-2017, 09:22 AM   #16
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Axis is DELICIOUS
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:34 AM   #17
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Anything but any of the sheep for the most part.
This. I can't eat sheep.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:37 AM   #18
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For me its:

1. Fallow
2. Elk
3. Axis
4. Nilgai
5. Oryx/Gemsbok
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:44 AM   #19
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I think Axis, Fallow and Blackbuck all taste better than WT. For the Sheep, put it in the crockpot with a bunch of seasoning, slow cook for several hours, then dump out the sheep and eat the crockpot!
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #20
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I'm kinda surprised by sheep being a no go? I love farmed sheep and I know obviously there's going ti be a difference, but that much of one? I like goat too though so maybe it's just me.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:51 AM   #21
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Axis is my favorite. I have eaten axis, fallow and sika. To me, fallow and sika are like whitetail.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:54 AM   #22
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Axis is my favorite. I have eaten axis, fallow and sika. To me, fallow and sika are like whitetail.
Man, that hasn't been my experience with fallow at all. With just about any of the exotics (or animals in general) I think how it's butchered and prepared probably makes the biggest difference.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:11 AM   #23
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Axis and Elk- any cut cooked almost any way is awesome!


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Old 11-21-2017, 10:17 AM   #24
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I love farmed sheep and I know obviously there's going ti be a difference, but that much of one?
I don't like farm sheep either lol. I do like Cabrito especially at Arturo's in Weslaco.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:43 AM   #25
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I'm kinda surprised by sheep being a no go? I love farmed sheep and I know obviously there's going ti be a difference, but that much of one? I like goat too though so maybe it's just me.
I think A lot depends on what the sheep eat.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:47 AM   #26
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Best I've had was a young sika spike, worst was elk given to me by a neighbor, and next worse was nilgai.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:17 AM   #27
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Sheep is different but man we loved it. I can't wait to get another.

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:21 AM   #28
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All the exotic deer and antelope are great. Aoudad is edible but needs to be aged, and typically ground into sausage or meat sticks. Most people not knowing otherwise say it tastes like beef. Grilling a steak from any sheep is probably going to turn out pretty bad.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #29
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We have free ranging axis on our land. I try to shoot at least one a year for meat. Very good
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:31 AM   #30
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This thread is making me hungry!
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:10 PM   #31
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Nilgai, Axis, Sika, Fallow, Oryx, Addax and Red Stag...all excellent table fare.
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