Check out Craigslist ad, Elk for sale

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  1. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

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    I think we have deer enough without elk...But wow this is suprising! Almost worth a trip just to see....Never eaten elk, but love deer meat, probably because they eat up our winter crops on a regular basis so theya re well fed! [​IMG]
     
  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Quote:I hear elk meat is better than deer. Never had any myself so I can't really say.
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Quote:I hear elk meat is better than deer. Never had any myself so I can't really say.

    It's slightly sweeter than beef. A number of stores around here sell it either as jerky, ground and frozen or as sausage mixed with pork. It's fairly expensive so we don't eat it very often.
     

  6. True Grit

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    Wild elk is not as gamy as venison or even moose and is very lean. I assume farmed elk hasn't got much of a wild flavor at all but I've never had it.
     
  7. Mahonri

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    I love the flavor of wild elk and I'll bet that farmed elk is much better than beef!
     
  8. Kim_NC

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    We love elk - domestic anyway, I've never eaten wild elk. My stepdad & Mom raise elk. They have pasture fences 12 ft high! It's really cool to visit them in Fall when the elk are bugling for mating season.

    The flavor of domestic elk reminds me more of beef than deer. If you didn't know it was elk, you would probably think it was beef but wonder how it was seasoned. Like deer, it's very lean.

    We also make our own sausage using elk and our own pastured pork. It's to die for. [​IMG]
     
  9. I breed RED deer. It kind of like an ELK, just a smaller Version. They are beautiful. Ive got 2 baby REDs right now... There really cute. THey love running in the yard and jumping.
     

  10. CityChicker

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    I can't imagine how hard it is to keep Elk in! I wonder what the legality is of keeping Elk captured from the wild? I'm sure probably illegal without all sorts of hard to obtain permits. We are completely overrun with them though, on basically all areas of our property. We regularly have them in the front yard, patio, and in our corrals. We have even had them come into the garage. We pretty regularly will have groups of 20+ out in the yard. Believe me, it has made me wonder on more than one occasion if we would be allowed to catch some and sell them, LOL.
     
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