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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylight View Post
    Muleys arent even close to as good as a whitetail... Just my opinion.
    Now how in the hell would a SoCal ................never mind.
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    I have hunted both mulies and whitetail and have ate 20 mule deer Bucks and white tail Doe deer I love mule deer wild taste but the white tail Doe meat was mild tasting the difference I hunt mule deer at 7000 feet in the mountains and the white tail in crp and wheat field I have also eat some 35 Elk and had some that you hardly could stand
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    it is funny, my wife don't like deer meat, but rides my ass to the ground, making sure I fill the freezer with elk meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    it is funny, my wife don't like deer meat, but rides my ass to the ground, making sure I fill the freezer with elk meat.
    Same here Tim....no deer....no antelope.....just elk!

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    My freezer gets filled with whatever I get tags for and am successful harvesting! Last year it was 2 antelope and 1 mule deer. This year it was 2 antelope and 1 white tail. I like all of them but have to admit I am liking this young grain fed white tail I got this year alot

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    Grew up poor so we ate big game almost exclusively here In Wy. I can tell the difference between elk, mule deer and whitetail. They are all very good but as stated before it depends on if they are in the rut, or feeding in hayfields or on scrub. My favorite is Whitetail here in Wy because most of the time they are in some farmer or ranchers field and most of the time, the Muleys are on the mountain slopes or up in the high country and the food up there tends to make them taste just a little different. Elk steaks are good but the hamburger does not taste as good to me. Anyone who says they taste awefull has not taken care of the meat properly or has shot an old buck in full rut.

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    I'm mostly a meat hunter, so I'll take doe deer or antelope or cow elk any time to fill the freezer. I used to hunt a spot that was mostly aspen trees where I have taken several doe mule deer during September muzzleloader season, and they all tasted great (made mostly into sausage myself). But a few years ago I shot a decent buck in late October north of Craig in the scrub. The scrub we were hunting in had a very strong odor, and that darn buck smelled and tasted like that nasty scrub no matter how I tried to fix the meat. A lot of people rant about how the taste of game is completely dependant on how it is "taken care of", which I agree will make a difference to some extent, but I think taste is a lot more dependant on what the animal had been feeding on (alfalfa vs sage), along with the sex (bucks are generally more gamey and tougher than does), and age (a young animal is generally less gamey and more tender), at least from my experience. By the way, doe antelope taken from grasslands or wheatfields is pretty good stuff.

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    Every mule deer I've taken tastes better than the blacktails I've shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    it is funny, my wife don't like deer meat, but rides my ass to the ground, making sure I fill the freezer with elk meat.
    Mine can't stand deer meat either. But loves elk. They do taste completely different.


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