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Where to get game meat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2012 at 2:47 AM

I've seen some people here talk about eating things like kangaroo and I'd love to try it. I've enjoyed things like ostrich and wild boar at restaurants. The most unusual meat I can find here in NC is goat from the Asian grocery store. Whole Foods near me has duck (yum!) and bison too. Do you eat game meat? Where do you get it? I came across this website that has some exotic meat but they seem really expensive!

I just asked one of the butchers at Whole Foods about kangaroo and he sounded really interested in carrying it!

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on July 16, 2013
at 03:08 PM

I'll have to figure out how to hunt myself!

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:02 AM

North Carolina paleos unite!

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:36 AM

I was not crazy about rattlesnake when I tried it. Frog legs on the other hand are delicious! I don't think I could hunt. I'm (obviously) not vegetarian, but I probably would be if I had to kill my own dinner.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Hmmmmm I'll have to figure out where the hunters hang out....

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I didn't see kangaroo the last time I was at Whole Foods. I should ask if they could order some though!

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on February 01, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Never had python, I have had rattlesnake on a couple of occasions, every time breaded and deep fried. While I don't hate snake/alligator/frog/turtle, I can definitely say that reptilian/amphibian meat is not my favorite thing in the world.

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on February 01, 2012
at 12:11 PM

Python is definitely edible - frankly though, it's difficult to cook. It's probably the toughest meat I've ever eaten.

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:02 AM

I hear you Floridians also have pythons--my aunt in Texas loooves rattlesnake meat. Maybe python is yummy too?

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on February 01, 2012
at 03:28 AM

I'm in North Carolina.

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on February 01, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Seconded on "where?" My local health food store carries buffalo, ostrich, cornish game hens, and seasonally, elk. I would also love to try some kangaroo.

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on February 01, 2012
at 02:55 AM

Some information on where you live might be useful

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 01, 2012
at 04:35 AM

As a born and raised North Carolinian (Asheville) and current Floridiot, my suggestion is to take a hunter safety course, get a license, and get some game.

At the very worst, you are spending all day hiking in the woods, not talking, not using a computer, and spending time in the wilderness.

And at the very best, you can fill half a freezer with a couple of deer, some wild raccoon (sorry Stabby, but that ish is good), maybe even a wild pig if you are lucky (we've got more pigs than deer down here).

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:02 AM

I hear you Floridians also have pythons--my aunt in Texas loooves rattlesnake meat. Maybe python is yummy too?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on February 01, 2012
at 12:26 PM

Never had python, I have had rattlesnake on a couple of occasions, every time breaded and deep fried. While I don't hate snake/alligator/frog/turtle, I can definitely say that reptilian/amphibian meat is not my favorite thing in the world.

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on February 01, 2012
at 12:11 PM

Python is definitely edible - frankly though, it's difficult to cook. It's probably the toughest meat I've ever eaten.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:36 AM

I was not crazy about rattlesnake when I tried it. Frog legs on the other hand are delicious! I don't think I could hunt. I'm (obviously) not vegetarian, but I probably would be if I had to kill my own dinner.

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on February 01, 2012
at 01:02 PM

In addition to hunting yourself, make friends with some hunters. I don't hunt myself, but have 3 hunters in the family so venison is not in short supply - typically 2-4 deer per year get put up.

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Hmmmmm I'll have to figure out where the hunters hang out....

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on July 16, 2013
at 03:08 PM

I'll have to figure out how to hunt myself!

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:07 AM

You'd be surprised how nice your local butcher can be. We became good friends with one (he's super cool) and he's given us venison and makes all of his own sausage. Actually getting a license/gun/etc is rather expensive, so you may want to see what kind of hunter friends you can find. There are plenty of people that hunt for sport and not meat, so you could take advantage of that. I don't think you'll get too 'exotic' around here, but I'm sure you will find something of interest if you look in the right places.

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on February 01, 2012
at 11:11 PM

D'Artagnan ships overnight. I ordered their wild boar once and it was very good. Does your Whole Foods have frozen kangaroo? I think mine does...

http://www.dartagnan.com/

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on February 02, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I didn't see kangaroo the last time I was at Whole Foods. I should ask if they could order some though!

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on February 01, 2012
at 07:04 AM

take a sling shot on your hikes for targets of opputunity, just be sure to eat what you kill.

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on February 01, 2012
at 05:21 AM

I get my Roo from either Woolies, or IGA here in Australia. The brand in http://www.macromeats-gourmetgame.com.au/ and on their website it says they export. You could see if your local wholefoods could import it maybe. It's pretty tasty if you don't cook it too much. It's usually around the AU$16.95 per kilogram

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