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Old 01-31-2023, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Was a chili kinda day…. Aoudad chili

And yes it was great! Wife NEVER gets seconds of anything and she had two bowls of this.
Have now had the Aoudad chicken fried and in chili and it’s been great both times.





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Old 01-31-2023, 11:26 PM   #2
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Congrats


It makes good jerky too.
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Old 02-01-2023, 06:34 AM   #3
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Old 02-01-2023, 06:44 AM   #4
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Everyone has a different taste. Glad you enjoy it.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:18 AM   #5
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So you never got your taste back after Covid???
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:29 AM   #6
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Looks good Mr. Brass
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:32 AM   #7
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:33 AM   #8
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So you never got your taste back after Covid???

Seems to be the only logical explanation.


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Old 02-01-2023, 08:35 AM   #9
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:36 AM   #10
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Imma have to say it would be a hard pass on this for me dawg..
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:37 AM   #11
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Post up a pic of the chili when you make it.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:46 AM   #12
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I’d give it a try.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:51 AM   #13
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Next time, call me !
I’ll loan you some beef or venison.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:57 AM   #14
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Hard pass. But you just keep on trying to convince yourself.
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:02 AM   #15
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Thoughts and prayers.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:07 AM   #16
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Y’all are mean. At least I was nice and said it makes good jerky. Then again you can make jerky out of just about anything.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:09 AM   #17
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I'd give it a try.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:15 AM   #18
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You do you man! If you like it that's great and enjoy.

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Old 02-01-2023, 10:21 AM   #19
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Some of you guys need to spend some time in Southern Louisiana and you’ll realize that if it had a heart beat at one time it is edible.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:22 AM   #20
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I take it that Aoudad should be called AouBad

Never even had it so i have no skin in the game
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Old 02-01-2023, 11:20 AM   #21
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Prepared properly, the ewes and young rams r yummy.

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Old 02-01-2023, 11:43 AM   #22
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I’m absolutely loving the comments!!!


This was my first Aoudad and I try to eat everything I kill. Boar hogs and predators are the only thing that doesn’t at least get a try.
We had dried sausage made from it and we are really liking it.
Everything was put into the sausage except the backstraps which I had butterflied. We fried some and it was great. Diced some last night and made this chili and loved it.

When I cleaned the ram I kept thinking how clean it smelled. Less gamey smell than when you clean a deer. When I was a kid my grandfather butchered a goat every year and I would help. The smell of that was horrible and when I began cleaning the Aoudad that’s what I was expecting to smell, but it wasn’t the case. Maybe I just got a clean one, but I’ve been happy with this meat and will definitely try it again.

I guess I could grill one of the backstrap medallions medium rare to get a “real” flavor profile. Might try that and report back.


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Old 02-01-2023, 12:35 PM   #23
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Ewes and young Rams eat fine! If you smell them before you find em I won’t eat em! I bet 90pxt of the folks saying they’re not good to eat have never eaten one. I’ll grind the hams to burger. Chili and tacos are good. The back straps were like trying to eat a rubber boot though.
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Old 02-01-2023, 12:39 PM   #24
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Ewes and young Rams eat fine! If you smell them before you find em I won’t eat em! I bet 90pxt of the folks saying they’re not good to eat have never eaten one. I’ll grind the hams to burger. Chili and tacos are good. The back straps were like trying to eat a rubber boot though.

Is this a young ram?..


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Old 02-01-2023, 12:42 PM   #25
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I've had it before. A little gamier than coyote, but not bad with ketchup
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Old 02-01-2023, 01:04 PM   #26
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I killed one on a TPWD draw hunt back in '80... When we got to it lying dead at the bottom of a huge canyon (Palo Duro), ranch guide said, "If I was you, i'd skin out what I wanted to mount and leave the rest right where he's at." No way I was going to do that, so 9 hours later I got out of the canyon with the whole animal... I should have listened to the rancher!
After getting home from the processor, wife and I decided we'd try some... She got out her cast iron skillet to "grill" steaks on top of the stove... soon as it started to get hot and sizzle in the frying pan, I asked her, "What in the world is that awful smell?!" She said, "I think it's this meat!"... to which I replied, "no way unless you dropped a dirty, bloody sock in with it!" Sure enough it stunk up the whole house... She got far enough along to flip the steaks once, then I grabbed the whole skillet and took it out in the back yard and dumped it out... No matter what she did to that skillet from that point on, soon as it started to get hot, it smelled just like that dang meat... What's bad is that was her "cornbread skillet"!! She actually finally threw it away... Ain't no way I'm every knowingly going to try that nasty crap again!!
OP, I'm glad you're liking it. Good for you... Like you said, maybe you got lucky, but everyone I personally know that has killed a big mature ram, had the same experience that I did with regard to taste/smell when they tried to eat it...
I have absolutely no desire to every kill another one. I have this one on the wall as a trophy. That is sufficient for me.
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Old 02-01-2023, 01:23 PM   #27
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This thread is entertaining.

Just because it’s “edible” doesn’t mean you have to eat it.

There’s too many ribeyes, Elk, and Axis steaks in the world to eat mediocre food.


Glad you like it though OP.


I can’t even imagine the apocalyptic, Armageddon type of day I’d be having to think it’s an aoudad type of day.






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Old 02-01-2023, 01:24 PM   #28
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I've never had an aoudad that wasn't good. From ewes to mature giant rams, they were all good. I've actually eaten more old mature rams than young rams and ewes. These threads always make me laugh. The tough comments I can understand as steaks do require a meat mallet to make them tender.

Also on a forum where most prefer to eat store bought beef over wild game they kill
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Old 02-01-2023, 01:31 PM   #29
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I killed one on a TPWD draw hunt back in '80... When we got to it lying dead at the bottom of a huge canyon (Palo Duro), ranch guide said, "If I was you, i'd skin out what I wanted to mount and leave the rest right where he's at." No way I was going to do that, so 9 hours later I got out of the canyon with the whole animal... I should have listened to the rancher!
After getting home from the processor, wife and I decided we'd try some... She got out her cast iron skillet to "grill" steaks on top of the stove... soon as it started to get hot and sizzle in the frying pan, I asked her, "What in the world is that awful smell?!" She said, "I think it's this meat!"... to which I replied, "no way unless you dropped a dirty, bloody sock in with it!" Sure enough it stunk up the whole house... She got far enough along to flip the steaks once, then I grabbed the whole skillet and took it out in the back yard and dumped it out... No matter what she did to that skillet from that point on, soon as it started to get hot, it smelled just like that dang meat... What's bad is that was her "cornbread skillet"!! She actually finally threw it away... Ain't no way I'm every knowingly going to try that nasty crap again!!
OP, I'm glad you're liking it. Good for you... Like you said, maybe you got lucky, but everyone I personally know that has killed a big mature ram, had the same experience that I did with regard to taste/smell when they tried to eat it...
I have absolutely no desire to every kill another one. I have this one on the wall as a trophy. That is sufficient for me.
Exactly! I shot an old ram about 10 years ago near Fort Davis. I asked the rancher about keeping the meat, and he replied "your teeth aren't strong enough to chew this meat." I asked "I wonder if the Comanches had strong enough teeth to eat them back in the old days?" He then looked at me with a puzzled look on his face and said "I don't guess they ever had a chance to try since the Aoudad didn't arrive to the New World until the late 1940's"

We did not keep the meat, and I am like you SaltwaterSlick. I don't have an interest in shooting another one...
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Old 02-01-2023, 01:35 PM   #30
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I've never had an aoudad that wasn't good. From ewes to mature giant rams, they were all good. I've actually eaten more old mature rams than young rams and ewes. These threads always make me laugh. The tough comments I can understand as steaks do require a meat mallet to make them tender.

Also on a forum where most prefer to eat store bought beef over wild game they kill



Heck we laugh back at y'all eating them...
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Heck we laugh back at y'all eating them...
That makes two of us then
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Old 02-01-2023, 06:07 PM   #32
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My son and a couple of his buddies went on an aoudad guided hunt a couple years ago, they shot 4 rams, the outfitter told them " we leave them for the buzzards " if you want we will help you clean it but it is not fit to eat.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:09 PM   #33
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Did you put beans in the chili? If not, you should have!
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:38 PM   #34
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I've never had an aoudad that wasn't good. From ewes to mature giant rams, they were all good. I've actually eaten more old mature rams than young rams and ewes. These threads always make me laugh. The tough comments I can understand as steaks do require a meat mallet to make them tender.

Also on a forum where most prefer to eat store bought beef over wild game they kill
Spot on. They’re absolutely fine to eat.
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I've never had an aoudad that wasn't good. From ewes to mature giant rams, they were all good. I've actually eaten more old mature rams than young rams and ewes. These threads always make me laugh. The tough comments I can understand as steaks do require a meat mallet to make them tender.

Also on a forum where most prefer to eat store bought beef over wild game they kill

Exactly, we eat them every way we eat venison. I guess all the haters are good for the Auodad population.
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Old 02-02-2023, 10:48 AM   #36
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Love reading all sides to this. Personally, I just have a huge issue with wasting meat. Just goes against how I was raised with hunting.

I've got 5 kiddos and each has their "opinion" on game we eat. Two don't care for whitetail, one griped about the Fallow steaks, and even had one tell me the Nilgai steaks were gamey.
They all devoured this Aoudad and I agree it was very good.

To each their own, but for our first one, this Aoudad is great table fare.

Hopefully will get the opportunity to try another soon.
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Love reading all sides to this. Personally, I just have a huge issue with wasting meat. Just goes against how I was raised with hunting.

I've got 5 kiddos and each has their "opinion" on game we eat. Two don't care for whitetail, one griped about the Fallow steaks, and even had one tell me the Nilgai steaks were gamey.
They all devoured this Aoudad and I agree it was very good.

To each their own, but for our first one, this Aoudad is great table fare.

Hopefully will get the opportunity to try another soon.

I suppose it's like big boar hogs: some will eatem (me), some won't. I haven't had aoudad. But would try it several times, and different ways, before I turned my nose up at it . Here's to your next one being as good as the first!
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Old 02-02-2023, 11:14 AM   #38
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Old 02-02-2023, 04:49 PM   #39
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We ate everybit of our aoudad meat, ground, sausage, some whole cuts. All of it was good! We made spaghetti meat balls, chorizo, all kinds of sausages and for the record mine was a giant old mature ram. The meat didn't smell.

Most people who say game is "smelly" or rank, it's probably because they did not care for the meat properly or on time.
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Old 02-02-2023, 10:57 PM   #40
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The meat didn't smell.

Most people who say game is "smelly" or rank, it's probably because they did not care for the meat properly or on time.

This may be the key. Had mine quartered and on ice within an hour of kill. Kept him on ice a couple days before processing.


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