My First Deer In A Big Rig

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Fresh deer meat really is some of the best meat you can get...

Actually it's about the worst meat you'll find anywhere. It's terrible tasting, super lean, and super tough. You have to pretty much call in the national guard to finally get that nasty taste and leather-tough garbage to be semi-editable.

Now I raise chickens, steers, and turkeys myself. Home-raised meats from the right breeds of animals when fed top quality grains (and hay for beef) are the best meats you'll ever have in your life. I've given it to family and friends for years and it just blows people away. Pretty much ruins them for life on store-bought stuff.

I promise you - find someone that raises beef the right way and you'll laugh the next time someone tries to choke you with deer meat. You'll be telling them, "Thanks, but no thanks. I'll just go chew on my baseball glove."

Now I know there are people thinking, "Oh no that's not true. I love deer meat!" Well I'm glad to hear that cuz I'm not gonna eat it if I can help it. You go ahead and keep trying to turn that foul-tasting leather to gold and I'll stick to my delicious, succulent beef, chicken, and turkey.

Oh, and I've been dying to raise pigs but haven't pulled the trigger on that yet, but it's coming!

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JakeBreak's Comment
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How many acres do you have there brett? Im interested because thats what im gonna do when i retire from trucking is start my own little farm.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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How many acres do you have there brett? Im interested because thats what im gonna do when i retire from trucking is start my own little farm.

I only have three acres where I'm at right now but I've been watching for a place with way more land. I'd love to have about 100 acres or so. Land is super cheap here in Western New York. It's common to find woodlands for $1,000 - $1,200 an acre. I seriously think the most remote areas of Alaska cost more per acre than it does around here. So I'd love a pile of land.

But you would be shocked at how much you can produce with a tiny piece of land. Obviously I have to buy my hay and grains because I don't have the land to grow them. But I normally raise 2 steers, about 50 meat chickens, about a dozen turkeys, and have about a dozen egg-laying hens to go along with a 1,500 square foot garden that produces bushels and bushels of produce. I could probably raise 5 times the amount of food I do on this little piece of land. It doesn't take much land to raise animals or have a big garden. It takes a lot of land to grow your own feeds and get some distance between you and your neighbors.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I beg to differ with you on this one Brett. It depends on what state the deer is in. In the Midwest, they feed primarily off beans and corn and are really tasty and not very gamey. Now, go out west to Colorado and they taste completely different and not near as good. I'll freeze a roast and bring it out to you sometime if you want, I bagged two this weekend with my wife and daughter, they're at the processor now.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'll freeze a roast and bring it out to you sometime if you want

Thank you for the offer, but no thanks. Deer around here (in Western New York) have a gigantic assortment of corn, soybeans, peas, alfalfa, and anything else they'd like to fatten up on and they're huge deer. But yuck! They're just super lean and it's tough meat.

I have two big freezers packed to the roof with fresh beef, chicken, and turkey including huge prime rib roasts, tenderloins, boneless/skinless chicken and turkey breasts, and every cut imaginable. I hereby alot all of the deer in the world to you and your family and friends. You guys go ahead and eat em up yummy yum.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Ohhhhhh alright. I make some great jerky too.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I was raised barely knowing what beef was, as my father was a huntsman in Quebec. The meat was delicious, and I greatly miss having a succulent deer steak cooked in the cast iron pan with butter. It was always tender. My dad was a great cook and the whole family (relatives) always enjoyed dinner at our house. The freezer was always filled with meat and fish. :)

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ohhhhhh alright. I make some great jerky too.

Well I guess you'd have to. It's deer meat. It's almost jerky in its natural state.

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No, I realize if done properly you can make deer meat tasty and tender. And I'm sure if prepared properly you can even make brussel sprouts delicious. Heck, when times were tough they figured out how to make carrot cake and zucchini bread. But times aren't tough and I'm not a hunter/gatherer so given the option I'm going for some fresh, juicy, and all natural home raised meats.

It's a shame I don't hunt, really, because I can look out my front door and see a field full of deer seven days a week all year round. There's probably 100 of em within a mile of my house at any given time. My neighbors hunt and they have no problem getting all the deer they'd ever want.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I was raised barely knowing what beef was, as my father was a huntsman in Quebec. The meat was delicious, and I greatly miss having a succulent deer steak cooked in the cast iron pan with butter. It was always tender. My dad was a great cook and the whole family (relatives) always enjoyed dinner at our house. The freezer was always filled with meat and fish. :)

OMG you Canadians have strong teeth and jaws! Or maybe I've been eating juicy prime rib, tenderloin, and slow-cooked well-marbled roasts for too long. In my house if it has to be chewed you probably grabbed the dog's plate. He has the gigantic teeth and powerful jaws for it. I have tenderloin teeth and a yogurt jaw.

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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You must have had the worse experience with game meat! My dad made super tender roasts with the meat falling off the fork. Tenderloins? Yep. Filet mignons also. We had moose, deer, caribou, partridge and lots of fish. Once....he tried to make me eat BEAR. To this day, I thank my Doberman for hiding under the table while I was feeding him that crap! Bear meat was horrendous!!

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