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Which would you rather eat, deer or pig?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jsparks747, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    Out of curiosity, which would you rather eat?
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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Depends on which part. Hard to beat bacon:p:p
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    exactly, how is that even a valid question
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  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Pig. Easier to domesticate.
     
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  5. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Venison

    Although pork is awesome on occasion, nothing beats a backstrap. Plus, eating venison that you harvested yourself makes you feel manly, eating bacon makes your heart hurt.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Deer would probably be healthier.

    I chose deer, but either would be great. A pig would make a good garbage disposal too.
     
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  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Hard to bet venison! I can smoke it, and make jerky that's even better than bacon!
    And then There is the pepperoni!

    Wait but Kailua pig from NoHo's tastes so good... Ughh
     
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  8. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of anyone cooking a deer in the ground.....

    Also, I would go pig hunting over deer hunting.
     
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  9. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    PIG! The only venison or elk I've had in my life has been given to me. I don't get it? All that work for tough, flavorless meat? Granted, no one's going to give me back-strap, but heck, the stuff I got was like extra lean round steak. Now PIG, it's all good! Some leaner, some fatter, smoked, stewed, fried, B-B-Q'ed. Sausage, mmm!

    Deer and elk are too lean. "Lean may be KEEN, but FAT is where it's at!"
     
  10. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to hunt deer but I prefer to eat pork.
     
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  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Between the only two choices offered - pig. Mostly because I really don't care for the taste of venison. Elk would be preferable to me for a 'wild' animal.
     
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  12. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Out of the two. Pig.

    If I had my choice of wild animal it would be alfalfa fed antelope.
     
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  13. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmm... Maybe pig-fed deer?
     
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  14. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Now a day, if I could raise my own venison, venison it would be.
    Due to lands getting closed, access fees, hunting license, tags, time, fuel (I can go on and on. You get my point) etc, etc, I'll buy grass fed.
    Venison (wild game) is good, and can easily be a main staple, BUT, with all the regulation mentioned, I spend my money elsewhere. Privately.

    Choke on that one Dept Of Fish & Wildlife!!
     
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  15. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Game meat sits better on my digestive track so I will always go for the leaner meat.

    Being half Texan, Brisket is my preferred BBQ but a good set of pork ribs or pulled pork butt or bacon are all very good as well.




    Soooooo, my question is why only the two options and they are polar options at that - domesticated pig vs wild deer?

    I think the "why" of your question would give you more pertinent feedback, unless your just bored and the question is just what it is.
     
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  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with orge. I love both but pork takes it pretty easily.
     
  17. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I chose pig, but really I would have chosen wild boar. No limits on how many of those you can get per year.
     
  18. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Deer is just a goat and tastes like it. When I hunted I made sausage out of it, mixed with some pork. Never really developed a taste for it. Use some bacon for cooking, but eat turkey "bacon".

    For red meat I pretty much eat elk. My boys whacked two this year and gave me some, and I buy farm raised elk, and Painted Hills black angus beef. I have a severely mechanically compromised digestive tract and the texture and type of meat I eat is critical to how it digests and how I feel.

    Cost is not even a consideration. Health is everything.
     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PIG!!!

    But, man, if I could get some of my mom's venison, canned in its own gravy! Oh laudy!:p
     
  20. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I like 'em both , but voted for deer.
    If you shop smart you don't have to worry to much about "all the chemical goodness" that comes in some of todays food. But with the deer I have no worries about that at all...
    Andy