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Old 07-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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One other thing, and I apologize if it has already been discussed. There are glands in the shoulders and quarters. You need to remove and discard these glands while rolling the roasts from the bones. If you do not, or grind them up I doubt you wil like antelope.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

Thanks for the information Gonna have to go out and give one a golden BB and see what happens from there someday
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:55 PM
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Damn I got 4 doe tags and was hoping two would line up so I could see if they'd stop my .458 Lott. I'll take my .338 Edge and maybe my 7-300wm to stretch things out too. You have to spread the wealth between the rifles.

I've never had a antelope that I would call good and most were pretty rank. Several of them my dog wouldn't even eat. I will take others advise here and give it a go one more time.

See what I mean? Use a .22 lr they'll taste better.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:19 AM
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Its simply the finest meat there is.
That's my take on it too, kill it in it's tracks, keep it clean and cool it off quick. Ranks right up there with fried wild turkey breast.

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 AM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

TikaMike , you could be right. Our process is to cool them asap. We shoot two and return to camp to dress them out. We now simply 1/4 them or bone them while hanging within a short time after shooting them. The first time I realized how good eating they were was on a hot day. We shot one, field dressed it and took it to a near by bridge with a stream running clear cold water. We lowered it into the running water to flush it out and cool it with the cold water. Then we placed it on the rocks under the bridge in the shade while we went and shot another. When we returned to do this with number 2, we noticed the evaporating water from the hide of goat number 1 had made it feel iced down cold, so we repeated this process all weekend before quartering them. These were the best eating goats I had ever tasted at this time. This was when I realized how important cooling them out quickly was. It was years ago so we have changed up the program since. We usually take many goats, 6 or so in Wy and about that many here in Mt. between my wife , son and myself. Now we have found it easiest to bebone on the spot and put the meat on ice, or take directly back to camp to skin and debone or quarter so we can get them on ice ASAP. So getting the hide off is just part of our cooling out process. If you can get it cooled with hide on it might be fine depending on how you handle it from there. But if you flop it on the old flatbed like so many you see, and bounce it around for the next 4 hours in the sun while lookig for another the results are most likely going to be " these goats taste like crap"

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TikaMike , you could be right. Our process is to cool them asap. We shoot two and return to camp to dress them out. We now simply 1/4 them or bone them while hanging within a short time after shooting them. The first time I realized how good eating they were was on a hot day. We shot one, field dressed it and took it to a near by bridge with a stream running clear cold water. We lowered it into the running water to flush it out and cool it with the cold water. Then we placed it on the rocks under the bridge in the shade while we went and shot another. When we returned to do this with number 2, we noticed the evaporating water from the hide of goat number 1 had made it feel iced down cold, so we repeated this process all weekend before quartering them. These were the best eating goats I had ever tasted at this time. This was when I realized how important cooling them out quickly was. It was years ago so we have changed up the program since. We usually take many goats, 6 or so in Wy and about that many here in Mt. between my wife , son and myself. Now we have found it easiest to bebone on the spot and put the meat on ice, or take directly back to camp to skin and debone or quarter so we can get them on ice ASAP. So getting the hide off is just part of our cooling out process. If you can get it cooled with hide on it might be fine depending on how you handle it from there. But if you flop it on the old flatbed like so many you see, and bounce it around for the next 4 hours in the sun while lookig for another the results are most likely going to be " these goats taste like crap"

Jeff

HAHA yeah I can agree with that Flopping them on the flat bed thing. I am going to try your process on a couple this year and let you know if I can tell a difference. It is already so good I dont see room for improvement. But I am open to trying a new process.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:32 AM
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Re: Antelope-good to eat?

Taking any game meat to a butcher is a pretty good way to ensure it tastes like ass.

Skin it where it lays, pop the quarters off, backstrap and loin, flip and do the other side. Set the quarters aside and let them skin over for about 5 minutes, then remove any hair with a lint roller. Bag it up and toss it in a cooler with ice. Add ice and drain as needed for a week. Then separate every muscle and cut into steaks or burger it. It's the mildest game meat I've ever had.
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