Elk meat

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flatbroke

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Got hooked up with 20 pounds of elk meat by a friend of mine. Time to decide what type of sausage I’m gonna make, Bologna, summer, linked or sticks.
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I would consider cutting it with 40% ground pork butt, not just to increase your yield, but for moistness and flavor. If you want to tame the gamey flavor (for some people, it's subconscious) you could go 50% pork.

All my life I have heard the line "... and it doesn't even taste like venison, pronghorn, elk etc.", so some folks attempt to disguise the flavor, which at the price to get elk to the freezer makes no sense to me.

In my neck of the woods, Summer sausage with wild game and pork is very popular, but that's because you get so much burger with an elk, and it's easy to make. Bulk breakfast sausage is another go-to use. It's kind of double purpose because you can make a patty or two when you grill hamburgers .
 
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The meat is beyond awesome, especially when you get the ones that feed off the grain fields! I think my fam could live off wild game, we love deer… but elk is our fav!
I've had it....and yes it is AWESOME! Buddy in Kansas had a shoulder given to him from some guys that brokedown on the interstate in Kansas on the way home. My buddy cooked it last time I was up...man was it good!
 
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not trying to steal this thread, I have looked at several companies to buy some bison or elk for my birthday. For my 50th I was in Wyoming at a ranch while visiting the Tetons and I had Elk, it was delicious. I have looked at Blackwing or other places ordering it online?
 
Lucky! I love elk meat. My brother in law hunts elk most years and when he gets one shares some with us. So much closer to beef taste than deer.
 
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not trying to steal this thread, I have looked at several companies to buy some bison or elk for my birthday. For my 50th I was in Wyoming at a ranch while visiting the Tetons and I had Elk, it was delicious. I have looked at Blackwing or other places ordering it online?
Nice area to visit.
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Not a fan of Elk meat texture and, depending on when and how it was shot, the taste. My first "taste" of Elk was at a friends house. After raving about how great it was he buried it in seasoning and incinerated it. Since that experience I have had it properly prepared but just don't care for it.
 
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