Have you ever eaten deer or moose meat?

United States
October 7, 2008 5:58pm CST
Years ago, I had deer (venison) burgers. Tasted gamey and wild. Not good at all. I've heard that venison is supposed to taste really good, so I guess we got a really bad batch. I've never had moose before. A friend of mine swears that she makes moose pizza for her family, complete with real moose meat. I had no idea people really ate moose. Have you ever eaten deer or moose? How did it taste?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Oct 08
My parents were against hunting, so I've never eaten any wild game meat. My husband did try carribou once. He said it was extremely tender.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
We got our deer meat from some friends who were hunters. They had a huge freezer of the stuff. I think that was half their daily diet. But it was practically free, considering he did the hunting. I would never have the heart to kill anything though. Not even a chicken and my daughter would just keep adopting the babies and we'd never eat. So we would most likely have to be vegetarians with a veggie garden. Guess that could work!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I grew up eating it. My dad would go hunting every winter. I never really cared for it much. It does have a bit of a gamey flavor. I have never had moose meat before though. Although I am sure people really do eat it. I know there are all kinds of meat some people eat.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I have had deer meat where it was baked in the oven, where you added barbecue sauce on it. I have never had moose meat.. I don't hardly eat many foods that I am not too familiar with.. But, so far I love Deer meat. It is good, especially with onions on it..
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I've never eaten moose, but I've had venison many, many times. A lot of the gamey taste comes from how you process it. The trick is to make sure that it is hung for a few days (weather permitting) so it can drain out good, then make sure that every bit of hair is removed from the meat. Rinse it well, leave no blood or hair on it at all. When we processed our own, I never had a single bite of venison that wasn't absolutely delicious, not gamey at all. It was my favorite meat.
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• United States
8 Oct 08
Thank you for the tips!
• United States
9 Oct 08
i've had venison.it's good,but requires seasoning and quite a bit of tenderizing. it doesn't have even a fourth of fat as cow.one of the best ways to soften it is to put it in a pressure cooker with some pepper and onions and potatoes.mmmmmm
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@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I have never eaten a deer or a moose meet but my husband told me that it really taste good. Before when they were younger my husband father use to haunt and he always bring some deer meat home.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I have never had moose. But venison - the taste varies by what the deer eats. I had venison in Upper Michigan, it was gamier. In lower michigan it was a bit smoother. The trick to venison is to cook it slow, remember it is not fatty. If your still not sure, put it in chili, ghoulash, spaghetti. It can be very good. We have elk in the freezer too, that has no fat at all.
• United States
8 Oct 08
I have had venison quite a few times. I've had it as barbeque, deer jerky, stew, and as steak. It was all pretty good, too. I have never had moose meat though. I did have a bison burger one time and it wasn't too bad. It wasn't all fatty and greasy.
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@shymurl (2768)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I have never eaten moose before. Deer meat is good when cooked right. I have had some that tasted nasty before. I like fried deer meat. Also if you cut the deer meat up into little chunks and let it marinate in italian dressing, then you take a slice of bacon wrap it around the deer meat, stick it together with a toothpick, then cook it on the grill, it tastes really good. Elk is another good meat too.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I havent ever had Moose meat but eat Deer meat most every season.I didnt like it at first but I found out it was because of the way it was cooked,once I ate it the way my husband cooks it I like it,he gets that gamey taste out of it.Have a great night.
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@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
i do eat deer and moose meat-I love deer steaks and i Love deer roasts-tastes great
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
lol i meant to say deer steak and moose roasts
• United States
7 Oct 08
I've eaten a lot of venison starting at a young age so I love it. But if you've never had it before the gamey taste takes a bit of getting used to. If you don't like game meat taste then you have to prepare it in a way that enhances the taste. For something like a dinner you can take a venison roast, put it in a pressure cooker with something like Lipton Onion Soup mix and beef bouillion. Shred it and it makes great fajitas or tacos or hot sandwiches. If you like spicy food, venison also makes great spicy sausage or jerky. I've eaten a lot of meat that would be considered a bit unusual, raccoon, bison, deer, rabbit, squirrel, elk, snake, and a few others but moose is one I haven't had the opportunity to try yet. I would imagine it would be very similar to venison though. Moose sausage pizza would be excellent!
• United States
8 Oct 08
I have never had deer taco, though I would imagine it would taste better than plain deer.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Deer meat makes good chili. I have never eaten moose. I like to make chili in the winter time and make corn bread to go with it. If you season the deer meat right and cook it the right amount of time , it does make an awesome pot of chili. Deer meat dosent have all the hormones and probably is actualy healthier. The gamesy taste is because you are accustomed to the taste of processed meats.
• United States
8 Oct 08
Cornbread and chilli! Yum! That takes me back a ways!
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
13 Apr 12
Hello beautyqueen. We don't have these two kinds of animals in our region where we live, so we don't get the chance to eat them. We usually eat chicken, duck and pork. If I had a chance to eat deer meat, I would love it, I guess. Take care.
@KrauseHome (35529)
• United States
30 Aug 11
I have never had moose meat, but had venison quite a few times in the way of Sausage, etc. I used to date a guy yrs. ago that used to hunt deer. It is some good eating if you know how to fix it right. It does have a different taste though compared to other meats out there.
• Canada
29 Nov 09
The closest I've ever come to that was to eat some elk jerky in Arizona. it was pretty good, but not something I'd eat every day. Some friends of my Dad's used to hunt moose, but I wasn't born then, so I never tasted it. A neighbour of mine hunts deer. Never tasted that either.
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
8 Oct 08
i am a vegetarian and so i have never eaten these things.
8 Oct 08
hmmmm no i hav not eaten a deer or moose so far but i bliv it is againt law to kill them n eat them??? right?
@Galena (9123)
8 Oct 08
I've had venison. sometimes it's tasty, and sometimes not so tasty, depending how it's prepared. I usually prefer it in casseroles or pies, so it's tender and juicy.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
8 Oct 08
When I lived in Michigan, everyone had deer meat in their freezers and some to give away. My rigatoni was so much better with ground deer meat than with ground beef. I'm sure it's because today's beef is so full of antibiotics and steroids that it doesn't taste like the beef of years ago.