Elk meat smells extremely gamey

Discussion in 'Cooks' Corner' started by Deleted member 25294, Sep 2, 2019.

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  1. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Many many years ago I shot my first bull and took care with cleaning and etc. I had the same result as you and had to throw away the entire batch of meat because it was ruined. The processor told me the cause was the trash bags I had placed the meat into.
  2. Quick update guys
    I seasoned some steaks with salt and pepper and grilled them up tonight.
    No more funky gamey smell after cooking and it tastes great.
    I guess he was just an extremely gamey smelling bull is all.. kinda weird because he was a young one
  3. Plinker147

    Plinker147 Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    Sometimes after you spend hours wrestling,skinning,quartering and packing them bulls that smells just sticks in your mind and you get over sensitive to it.

    Glad to hear your meat is good congrats on your bull!
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