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Old 10-19-2021, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Canít Eat Whitetail Anymore

Have two axis in the freezer and donít know if I will be able to eat whitetail again.

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Old 10-19-2021, 09:34 PM   #2
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First world problem foí sho !
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:38 PM   #3
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Axis is over hyped. Any venison is great when aged and taken care of properly.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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Whitetail venison is my favorite meat.
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:58 PM   #5
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you cant chicken fry it and then claim the meats better!
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:58 PM   #6
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Karen and I went to Axis 7 years ago. Make White Tails into sausage and give it away. Well there a couple of cuts we keep...
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:13 PM   #7
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I love whitetail. But I'll give it away to make room in the freezer for an axis.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:25 PM   #8
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Red Stag ain't bad either!
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:28 PM   #9
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If you aren’t dry aging all your venison then you haven’t truly had good venison.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:30 PM   #10
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If you arenít dry aging all your venison then you havenít truly had good venison.
Can you give more details
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:34 PM   #11
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I just cooked some axis stew meat. It was in the freezer over 2 years, and not vacuum packed. It still made some good carne guisada.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:41 PM   #12
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Axis is over hyped. Any venison is great when aged and taken care of properly.
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If you aren’t dry aging all your venison then you haven’t truly had good venison.
I dry age all my beef and all my game. I have a full operation set up here and I’ll
take dry aged axis over whitetail any day. If y’all want any tips or questions I’m here to help.



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Last rib roast I dry aged.

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Old 10-19-2021, 11:55 PM   #13
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Axis over white tail any day. Elk over everything always.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:55 PM   #14
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Axis is over hyped. Any venison is great when aged and taken care of properly.
Yep. Same as elk, over hyped. I Say that but Iím not going to pass up axis or elk steaks.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:57 PM   #15
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I love whitetail. But I'll give it away to make room in the freezer for an axis.

If it wasn't so far out there to your place, I would be headed your way to help you make room in your freezer.
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Old 10-20-2021, 12:57 AM   #16
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I love Axis and got to where I wouldn’t shoot a WT but in the last two years we’ve gotten back on WT ! I’m not going to shoot something that I’m not going to eat. I do share but if I kilt it I eat it!
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Old 10-20-2021, 01:33 AM   #17
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Call me crazy but I've ate some perty darn good Buffalo steaks too.
But WT is hard to beat. I think Axis and Elk are over-hyped as well. Not everyone can get it so it's kinda a delicacy.

I dont eat (and probably can't spell) caviar either.
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Old 10-20-2021, 04:51 AM   #18
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Can’t describe the difference, but I would trade WT for axis any day.
Shot a doe last spring and my family is spoiled.
Not overhyped, just better.
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:27 AM   #19
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Axis is better, but not so much better that a WT or hog wonít get dropped if the opportunity arises


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Old 10-20-2021, 08:43 PM   #20
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Wish I could get one. Pronghorn is about the worst.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:49 PM   #21
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I’ve never had axis but I have had a lot of elk and while it’s the best I’ve had, I darn sure wouldn’t stop eating one over another. It would just go into the rotation.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:21 PM   #22
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I had fresh fried crappie tonight. I win!
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:43 PM   #23
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Wish I could get one. Pronghorn is about the worst.
Never had a bad one personally, in the field care is important, but same as any other ď meatĒ.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:48 PM   #24
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you cant chicken fry it and then claim the meats better!
That is a fact
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:50 PM   #25
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Y’all know that taste is all personal opinion don’t you ? Somebody out there probably likes possum better the axis or whitetail. It ain’t me though……

Personally, I like pronghorn more than either of them.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:51 PM   #26
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Yíall know that taste is all personal opinion donít you ? Somebody out there probably likes possum better the axis or whitetail. It ainít me thoughÖÖ

Personally, I like pronghorn more than either of them.
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:07 PM   #27
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Yíall know that taste is all personal opinion donít you ? Somebody out there probably likes possum better the axis or whitetail. It ainít me thoughÖÖ

Personally, I like pronghorn more than either of them.
I concur!
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Old 10-23-2021, 12:52 PM   #28
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Iíll pass up whitetail to eat Axis.

But Iíll take the first target of opportunity.


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Old 10-23-2021, 12:57 PM   #29
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Yíall know that taste is all personal opinion donít you ? Somebody out there probably likes possum better the axis or whitetail. It ainít me thoughÖÖ

Personally, I like pronghorn more than either of them.
I will take a nice young fox squirrel over all of em.
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:32 AM   #30
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Truth is 99.9% of hunters can’t taste the difference between wt and axis and even a higher percentage can’t after it’s chicken fried lol
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Old 10-30-2021, 10:27 PM   #31
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Can you share your process and technique to do this properly?

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I dry age all my beef and all my game. I have a full operation set up here and Iíll
take dry aged axis over whitetail any day. If yíall want any tips or questions Iím here to help.



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Last rib roast I dry aged.
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:27 PM   #32
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If you arenít dry aging all your venison then you havenít truly had good venison.
what's the best method for this ^^^^^^^^
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Old 11-01-2021, 10:19 PM   #33
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My wife & I can sure tell the difference in taste between WT & Axis and we donít chicken fry good meat.


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Old 11-09-2021, 04:12 PM   #34
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For those wanting any insight on dry aging. Umai Dry Age is the best most foolproof process to do it at home without any fuss. All you need is the bag from them and a vacuum sealer and a fridge.

I dry age beef every one in a while when I have space in the fridge. It has worked flawlessly for me. You can do as much as you have bags. Though I usually just do one whole rib roast or strip loin at a time.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:00 PM   #35
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I concur!
Third! Pronghorn is one of my favorite meats ever just takes a little time and care!
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:21 PM   #36
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I like axis, but to think I couldn’t eat whitetail again because of it is ludicrous…
I will take most any game over chicken, but I am not going to quit eating chicken…
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Old 11-15-2021, 02:31 AM   #37
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Black panther back straps over white tail all day long, but thatís just me.








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Old 11-15-2021, 02:59 PM   #38
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:03 PM   #39
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Can you share your process and technique to do this properly?
Look into Umai bags.
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:16 PM   #40
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I have WT, Axis and Red deer on my place. Grew up eating WT in FL, the Axis does taste a little better but to me not that much.

I like the Red deer, either sex, over both of the others but still regularly eat all three. I tend to think Axis is a little over hyped.
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:18 PM   #41
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If you arenít dry aging all your venison then you havenít truly had good venison.
Not true.
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:21 PM   #42
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Truth is 99.9% of hunters canít taste the difference between wt and axis and even a higher percentage canít after itís chicken fried lol
Very true.
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:01 PM   #43
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I love whitetail. But I'll give it away to make room in the freezer for an axis.
Same here. In my perfect world, I would prefer to make sausage or burger from all my venison and eat axis and elk steaks
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:41 PM   #44
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Look into Umai bags.

Which bags would be best for tenderloin or blackstrap?


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Old 11-26-2021, 08:36 AM   #45
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Which bags would be best for tenderloin or blackstrap?


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