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    having only taken deer in the winter, i'm wondering if the taste of deer is quite different from august to november or december. since they are eating seaweed and such on the beach by december, i'm thinking there must be a difference. anybody have experience in that?

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    Early season bucks have a lot more fat than late November bucks. If you shoot a buck around turkey day they don't have any fat left. Too busy chasing does to eat. They definitely spend early winter eating as much as possible to put on some fat before winter.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    !st week of Nov on Kodiak= fat, fat and fat!
    Great eating then as well, couldn't tell ya about later.....

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    It's really tough to beat an Aug/Sept alpine buck for eating, IMO. My Nov bucks get made into burger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    My Nov bucks get made into burger.
    I will 2nd that notion. I will still save some of the better cuts for steaks and ka-bob/stew meat.

    Just had some marinated Aug buck steaks last night - Mmmmm, mmmmm good!

    I've certainly smelled a few ruttin' bucks long before I've seen them. They're all pumped up on hormones.

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