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#8103372 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: dogcatcher223]  
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher223
Only killed two lope. One was delicious, one was gross. Both were bang flops and skinned right away and cooled down.


the one that didnt taste so good, how long did yah look it over before shooting it.....could be yah shot one someone had run the hell out of not to much before hand and got it worked up.....

on time im pretty sure i shot the oldest speed goat doe in the state.....8 hours of stewing in red wine and you still couldnt chew it....flavor was fine but she was one tough old b!tch.....


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#8103399 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: rattler]  
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I have killed a grand total of three speed goats, all near Big Timber, MT. There was virtually no sage brush where we were hunting. It was all grass. The pronghorn tasted like veal! Very mild flavor.

I have also taken mule deer in WY where they fed on sage brush and they were nasty.

My guess from the Great Lakes is that sage has something to do with taste. Anyone else have a similar experience?

#8103405 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: 405wcf]  
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Originally Posted by 405wcf
I have killed a grand total of three speed goats, all near Big Timber, MT. There was virtually no sage brush where we were hunting. It was all grass. The pronghorn tasted like veal! Very mild flavor.

I have also taken mule deer in WY where they fed on sage brush and they were nasty.

My guess from the Great Lakes is that sage has something to do with taste. Anyone else have a similar experience?


nope, we shoot ours off of sage flats where there aint a hell of alot else to eat and they taste as good as the ones that are in crop land....


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#8103545 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: MTGunner]  
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#8103613 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: hotsoup]  
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Haven't hunted one since '10.

That Winter was brutal.


Still not that many around.


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#8103650 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: SamOlson]  
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My experience with antelope is all over the charts. Perfectly killed and cared for crop eaters turned out yucky. Sage eater after a nasty run-n-gun was the best meat Ive had! My last one was a sage eater, killed in its bed, skinned and cooled on the spot. Excellent!
A couple people mentioned chewy ones...this is only a theory mind you, but Ive seen chewiness result from improper cooling, more than any other factor.


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#8103742 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: ingwe]  
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Could be Poobs.

I've kept boned out meat(pronghorn and deer) on ice for 10 days or so before freezing and it has been great eating.


As for flavor an early season buck might be better eating?

Good antelope meat is really good grub.


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#8103758 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: MTGunner]  
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Originally Posted by MTGunner
Antelope meat is some of the finest game fair to grace a dinner table, IMHO. Yet, as others have stressed, putting the animal down and treatment is the utmost requirement. I have taken many, many antelope and have yet to be disappointed in the flavor. I will not shoot at a running 'loper buck or doe. It is important to find that 'loper the is resting, feeding or merely milling around. Dress them right away and get the hide off without getting too much hair on the carcass. Get him/her into a cooler with ice. If no ice at least keep the meat out of sunlight as much as possible. Then get them to a meat processor as soon as possible. Venison is good, 'loper is better. MTG


Exactly what he said. Period.

#8103768 - 09/25/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: rifletom]  
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Originally Posted by rifletom
Originally Posted by MTGunner
Antelope meat is some of the finest game fair to grace a dinner table, IMHO. Yet, as others have stressed, putting the animal down and treatment is the utmost requirement. I have taken many, many antelope and have yet to be disappointed in the flavor. I will not shoot at a running 'loper buck or doe. It is important to find that 'loper the is resting, feeding or merely milling around. Dress them right away and get the hide off without getting too much hair on the carcass. Get him/her into a cooler with ice. If no ice at least keep the meat out of sunlight as much as possible. Then get them to a meat processor as soon as possible. Venison is good, 'loper is better. MTG


Exactly what he said. Period.


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#8111676 - 09/28/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: Lhook7]  
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I love antelope meat. When I was a kid, my dad usually had them processed into jerky, summer sausage, etc. That gets very expensive. As an adult, I process my own, and my 13 year old son and I love it. We still occassionally make jerky and summer sausage ourselves, but prefer steaks.

We were out today, but the herds in northern Butte County,SD have not recovered from a severe winter kill a few years ago. Tough hunting!

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#8112397 - 09/29/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: SamOlson]  
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Originally Posted by SamOlson

Good antelope meat is really good grub.

^^^ This.

#8113112 - 09/29/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: MTGunner]  
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I've only eaten it made into sausage and mixed with other stuff like pork and I thought it was top notch. Never ate it as just straight meat for a copmarison.


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#8114770 - 09/29/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: SamOlson]  
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Originally Posted by SamOlson


I've kept boned out meat(pronghorn and deer) on ice for 10 days or so before freezing and it has been great eating.

Good antelope meat is really good grub.


This. I'm always amazed when people don't like antelope meat.

I just put up some antelope steaks from my 2013. He was a dink, the smallest buck I've ever killed, but the meat was tender!


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#8114776 - 09/29/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: TexasPhotog]  
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I usually have mine processed into jerky & summer sausage. Too me, Antelope is a little more "gamey" tasting than whitetail. It's edible, but not my favorite.


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#8114817 - 09/29/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: 405wcf]  
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Originally Posted by 405wcf
I have killed a grand total of three speed goats, all near Big Timber, MT. There was virtually no sage brush where we were hunting. It was all grass. The pronghorn tasted like veal! Very mild flavor.

I have also taken mule deer in WY where they fed on sage brush and they were nasty.

My guess from the Great Lakes is that sage has something to do with taste. Anyone else have a similar experience?


Just because an antelope eats sagebrush doesn't make it nasty. The care of the meat and choice of shot is what makes it nasty. I've been taking pronghorn my whole life and if you shoot one, don't make a good shot and it runs, you are screwed. If you shoot one that has been running, you are screwed. If you get one down and dress it and then ride around in the back of a truck for hours, you're screwed. Get it down, get it dressed and get it cold.



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#8115794 - 09/30/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: WyColoCowboy]  
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I'll take antelope over deer any time. Had back strap three nights over the last week and it was excellent, even guys who bad mouth antelope loved it.

#8116583 - 09/30/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: MTGunner]  
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All my pronghorn meat has been outstanding table fare.

#8116659 - 09/30/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: moosemike]  
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Better than deer or elk to my taste buds.


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#8116898 - 09/30/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: Coyote_Hunter]  
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I shot my buck in Hardon Co. SD sat morning 20 minutes or so after sun up dressed him on the spot and walked out to the truck. I put my game cart together and retrieved him, done by 8:30 opening day.I skinned and broke him down back at camp, by 8:00 that nite the meat was less than 50 degrees temp and went into the cooler. I processed him Sunday afternoon when I got home it's only a 2.5-3 hr deal by yourself. Steaks and roasts you can allways cut roasts into something else after you thaw it.Scraps and trim into bulk bags to be ground later.It is about as easy as processing gets, never had one I couldn't eat one way or another.But take care of it just like the others say rfn. Magnum Man

#8117665 - 10/01/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: chlinstructor]  
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I've eaten pronghorn from several others' killings. It has been excellent. I've eaten Mt goat of my own killing - it too has been excellent- nearly the quality of wild sheep. The two species (pronghorn and mt goat) are not related...

IIRC, the mt goat is most closely related to antelope, while the pronghorn is way out there somewhere on it's own...

Like said above, much depends on shot placement, and after-shot care, tho individual animals can vary somewhat.


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#8118353 - 10/01/13 Re: Heard tell, that goat- pronghorn is eadible,bearly? [Re: las]  
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Originally Posted by las
I've eaten pronghorn from several others' killings. It has been excellent. I've eaten Mt goat of my own killing - it too has been excellent- nearly the quality of wild sheep. The two species (pronghorn and mt goat) are not related...

IIRC, the mt goat is most closely related to antelope, while the pronghorn is way out there somewhere on it's own...

Like said above, much depends on shot placement, and after-shot care, tho individual animals can vary somewhat.


goats and sheep are related to bovines and true antelopes

prong horn belong to the same general group but they split off much earlier than the others with no truly close relatives....all of them, sheep, goats, bovines, speed goats, giraffes, deer ect belong to the same Infraorder: Pecora.....

they then split off from there with bovines, sheep and goats going to the family Bovidae and girrafes and speed goats going to their own families of which speedgoats are the last living member of theirs though there used to be a heck of a variety.....same with the girrafe group only the subspecies of girrafes and okapis today but used to be a whole lot....

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