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My First Elk Hunt

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Thanks Seth, I lie that sort of information as well.  It definitely worked for you.  There are always better/worse/different choices but it is hard to argue wih results.

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As for the other elk, Dad and my brother in laws dad killed both of their elk with dads 7mag using 150gr Federal fusions. Dad hit his once at 325 yards and BIL’s dad hit his twice around 150-200 yards and all shots were pass throughs. My BIl used 150gr Remington Cor-Lokt’s out of his .270 and had similiar performance to my Swifts on 200-225 yard shots. Bullet stuck under hide on side opposite of entrance.

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I ate the tenderloins and tried out a burger after getting the elk processed up and ready for the freezer. For the tenderloin, I cut it in half and seasoned one with salt/pepper and the other with greek and seared in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil and then baked for 12 minutes at 350. It came out rare to medium rare and melted in your mouth. Yesterday I had an elk burger for lunch. It had zero of that "wild" flavor and tasted like extremely lean beef to me.

I've ate a lot of whitetail and do enjoy it, but this elk beats the pants off of it when it comes to table fare!

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I've yet to have a bad or gamey tasting Elk meal...  I'm sure that its possible, but I've yet to run across it and my experience matches yours as it was more like a lean beef.  Good eats indeed.

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Ditto what little Elk I have eaten was fabulous and no gamy flavor at all.  However in the interset of science i would be will to try some more to see, just wrap a few frozen steaks in layers of newspaper and priority mail it.  Heck I might even come pick it up.  😁

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