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Bison

Post by johnbu1981 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:44 pm

Has anyone adopted Bison as a staple in their diet? I tried some fresh Bison ribeye not long ago and it was excellent. After doing some research I found it is very low in sat fat, and actually leaner than chicken.

As an avid hunter, naturally I booked a hunt immediately to fill up my freezer. Since I will have somewhere around 1000#'s of the stuff soon I figured I would see if anyone else had experience.

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Post by hoosegow » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:44 am

I can imagine it is really expensive.
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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:59 am

Is there some reason that you want to avoid saturated fat?
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Post by stuward » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:28 am

I'm sure bison is very healthy but the saturated fat reduction is not the reason. I fact, ancient people used to go to great lengths to hunt big game specifically because of the higher fat content relative to smaller prey. They used to preferentially eat the fattier cuts and used the huge fat layers to make pemmican and for cooking.
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Re: Bison

Post by johnbu1981 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:26 pm

I'm not "avoiding" saturated fat. Nothing wrong with a reduced amound compared to other red meats.

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Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:59 pm

where do you hunt bison?

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Post by stuward » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:20 pm

Oscar_Actuary wrote:where do you hunt bison?
Montana, Alberta or Alaska all allow bison hunting.
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Post by johnbu1981 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:35 pm

I'm going to Colorado, but you can hunt them mostly anywhere in the western US, even Texas-although it's more of a can hunt on estate type private ranches.

But to my original question, no one eats Bison consistently?

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Post by stuward » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:32 am

Not every one can afford it or has access to it on a regular basis. I've never seen it in a store in Nova Scotia. My brother in Alberta eats it occasionally. It's more common to eat moose or deer here and many hunters eat it often.
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Re: Bison

Post by Christianiron.com » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:45 am

I am fortunate to live near a couple of Bison farms that offer it for sale, but Venison is a cheaper alternative and another great source of quality meat.... Archery season opened Saturday... gotta get my license!
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Re: Bison

Post by johnbu1981 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:57 am

Yeah we lost our lease last summer, otherwise I would have been out there on Saturday...bummer but at least I'll have this buffalo to go after.

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