What parts do you like the most from the game you harvest? Obviously backstraps rank pretty far up there but what other parts? Do you eat any of the internal organs?
I helped with a moose this year and as we were wrapping up at the kill site and loading the wheelers, I asked them if they were going to take the heart. Man, they looked at me like I was crazy and said NO! I got right to work and cut it out in short order. It left an impression on a couple of the guys and they even saved me one from another moose they got on the 24th.
When I was growing up in the Yukon, we didn't have electricity and dried all of our meat in the spring. Other than fish, we didn't get fresh meat until fall so when we got the first moose, we would always cook up the heart as soon as we got home. I guess I aquired quite a taste for it as it is still one of my favorite parts. I have eaten moose, caribou, bear, and small game hearts and they are all delicious. We used to eat the livers too (although a rutting moose liver is pretty rank) and the kidneys. Even tried the guts a few times (natives in the Yukon LOVE them) and they are pretty good if cleaned well.
So you all can go ahead and laugh at me, but I am curious if others like some of these "non-traditional" parts.