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    Default Reindeer steaks, $25.00 a pound in Fairbanks

    Talk about some proftable animals, lol first they farm them for the horns, now this.

    Read about it on the KTUU site.

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    I saw a blip in the "paper" about that. Sounds pretty steep.

    I had a pizza in Talkeetna with Reindeer sausage. It was very good, but not sure I'd pay $25 per pound.

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    We stock up on those things when we deploy to St. Paul, maybe I should get into that business!

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    That is insane!!!! I love the taste of it,but for me to feed my family on that it would cost darn near 75 bucks for one meal. I was splurging for the elk every now and then, but not sure Ill pay those prices.

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    Ive never been able to tell the difference between Caribou and Reindeer, taste wize.

    Reindeer meat is usually very fat, compared to their leaner cousins, but I hunt fat Caribou~~LOL!!~~.

    Reindeer generally have shorter noses, Caribou having long 'Roman' bent to their noses and Reindeer have shorter legs.Reindeer didnt make big trips migrating and most Bulls were made Steer so they were usually fatter than Caribou , 'cept in Fall.
    They also mate/calf about two weeks apart , though you never know with mixed genes.

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    Theres still a few herds still in Alaska.
    Fact is Reindeer were introduced 110 + years ago and over those years, any 'Wild' animals that went into the herd were consitterd "owned" and when 50 Caribou and 50 Reindeer went into a corral, 100 Reindeeer came out, ear tags in all and the Bulls nutless........still a state law I belive.
    Reindeer meat was fairly common and cheap in the stores in Northwest Alaska and Nome (might still be) area untill the mid 90's when they migrated away on permanant vacation with the WACH.
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    This must be to rip a tourist off. No body I know would pay that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by power drifter View Post
    This must be to rip a tourist off. No body I know would pay that.

    My parents were in Seattle a couple years ago at a fancy restaurant where they were charging something like $40-50 for a "Copper River Red Salmon" dinner. I imagine you didn't get a whole pound of fish for that price. And yet we pull them out of the river with nets, 30 at a time. You'd be surprised what people will pay for things.
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    Makes me wonder how Grandma's herd would have faired in this day and age.

    That $25 a pound make me really wonder what in the heck.

    Pirice is nutty.

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