We have eaten bison for about 10 years now. We prefer it to beef or pork or chicken. We love it. The steaks are so tender they cut with a fork. We have the round steaks and sirloin tips tenderized. We have the shoulders made into chile meat, stew meat and hamburger.
It is very low in cholesterol and sodium (bison rarely touch a salt block). We raise it so we know it is all natural. Did I mention we love it.
My son (husband and son are both Chickasaw Tribal members) has a bumper sticker on his truck that reads "Vegetarian -- Chickasaw word for 'lousy hunter'!"
When I lived in the Colorado mountains, I put an elk in the freezer every year. Loved it, too. Mule deer -- not so much where I lived. The mule deer and antelope always had a 'sagebrush' taste because they eat it in western Colorado.
The main reason most people do not like game meat like moose and elk is because it is handled poorly, not bled thoroughly or quickly enough and not cooled out quickly enough. If they are gut-shot, they are inedible in my book. Game meat is no better than its handling. I tried bear meat once and even my dog would not eat it. I won't eat anything my dog won't eat.
Last edited by Cherie; 02-23-2013 at 10:08 AM.