collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: What is in my elk meat!?  (Read 5397 times)

Offline Iveexcaped3

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2019
  • Posts: 676
  • Location: Yakima,WA
    • Riverside Construction, LLC
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2022, 12:31:03 PM »
No big deal  :dunno:

1) Freeze it for at least 10 days.  Ensures all parasites are dead.  Pretty much any meat we get, especially game meat, has some.
2) Cook and use a meat thermometer for correct internal temps (doesn't need to be well done, but probably not 'blue' either)
3) If really concerned, turn into jerky, sausage, canned meat, etc.  Give away as Christmas presents to your inlaws.  Win win.

Freeze it to -5F and it kills the parasite as well. Cook steak to whatever you want even blue.

Online hunter399

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 6409
  • Location: In your hunting spot
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2022, 12:35:22 PM »
No big deal  :dunno:

1) Freeze it for at least 10 days.  Ensures all parasites are dead.  Pretty much any meat we get, especially game meat, has some.
2) Cook and use a meat thermometer for correct internal temps (doesn't need to be well done, but probably not 'blue' either)
3) If really concerned, turn into jerky, sausage, canned meat, etc.  Give away as Christmas presents to your inlaws.  Win win.

Freeze it to -5F and it kills the parasite as well. Cook steak to whatever you want even blue.
That's pretty much same for grind,freeze,thaw,grind,process,refreeze,pull from freezer precooked meat that has had a cure added.
Enough salt and freeze ,and cooked to 160 kills everything.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline scoutdog346

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 490
  • Location: tacoma
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2022, 11:07:27 AM »
That sucks so bad...I'm sorry
I wouldn't eat it but I would boil grind the whole thing up and make it into dog food. Freeze it

Offline timberfaller

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 3069
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2022, 12:41:16 PM »
As my brother in law who autopsied many deer for the Game Department back in the early 70's while they did their Mule Deer study told me,  "if hunters knew of all the "bugs" in deer meat, they wouldn't hunt anymore."

There is a reason meat is to be cooked to a certain temp, its to kill what they carry around all their lives and YOU don't see them in the meat.

If you don't like it, grind it up and feed someones dogs and cats with it.   The only thing I heard of in my hunting years was one guy who shot a nice mule deer in Idaho, he got it home, butchered it and froze it.   The first package of steaks he threw on the stove stunk the whole house up,  the took the rest and made dog food out of it.
The only good tree, is a stump!

Online Fidelk

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2016
  • Posts: 2258
  • Location: Sequim, WA
  • Groups: NRA, JCSA
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2022, 12:55:53 PM »
Chickin fry it.

Offline time2hunt

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 2146
  • Location: Ellensburg
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2022, 02:17:35 PM »
You all have eaten worse fry it up and enjoy.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Local 3482

Offline KillerBeee

  • Tuna Meister
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 210
  • Location: South Puget Sound
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2022, 03:16:40 PM »
Sous vide cooking will kill parasites as well.

Offline fireweed

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 1257
  • Location: Toutle, Wa
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2022, 04:14:20 PM »
Got some more questions answered, but the vets and bio's would never say that it is totally safe to eat and that it can NEVER infect people (lawsuit protection?).  Their answer is: just cook it well done and get over the "ick" factor.  One bio who has done many necropsies on Mt St Helens elk said they had never seen it in the field, but when tissue samples were sent in, it could often be present microscopically.  Which means two things, our elk is super-infected, AND most of us hunters have already eaten this.  They even mentioned that cattle in areas with canines in WA get it, too.  I can't imagine a USDA inspector passing along this in beef if it looks like our elk!  I had considered sending it all in to make kielbasa and summer sausage, but they said the temperature for processed meats doesn't usually get 160 degrees.  For now its all in the freezer.

Offline 444Marlin

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Oregon
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2022, 10:04:32 PM »
I wouldn't have a problem with it.  You probably get worse things in your garden grown veggies.


Offline Lucky1

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 3769
  • Location: Kelso
  • Groups: NRA. GOP
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2022, 10:09:07 PM »
I wonder if freezing the meat would kill any parasites that might be bad for you
Socialism
Is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Itís inherent value is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill

Offline Sitka_Blacktail

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 3218
  • Location: Hoquiam, WA
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2022, 12:15:07 AM »
Listeria for one is a bacteria that freezing won't kill. It will stop it from growing but it remains alive and starts growing when the product is thawed.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Offline Peewee

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2018
  • Posts: 48
  • Location: United States
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2022, 08:13:40 AM »
I killed a black tail like that in capital first a few years back, I didnít eat it, fed it to my dogs.
It was loaded with gross little puss pockets with parasites just like that, the buck was tiny n ran down.

Offline snake

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Posts: 698
  • Location: Washington
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2022, 04:03:28 PM »
quite a bit of wild game has parasites in it

Offline hoytxl2009

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jun 2017
  • Posts: 76
  • Location: Puyallup
Re: What is in my elk meat!?
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2022, 06:22:56 AM »
Sarcocystis. Had a buddy kill a bull near st Helen's two years ago with the same thing.  First time I've seen it in elk, but did see it alot back in my duck/goose hunting days.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

The best small boat? by Mfowl
[Today at 01:17:41 PM]


D-Day Remembrance by Karl Blanchard
[Today at 01:11:03 PM]


Article 'Beyond Hook and Bullet' by hunter399
[Today at 01:10:18 PM]


Alaska Bucket List #4 by HikerHunter
[Today at 12:51:27 PM]


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Litter is here by high_hunter
[Today at 12:41:52 PM]


New Truck - Loan APR by luvmystang67
[Today at 12:39:24 PM]


Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement by builtfordtough
[Today at 12:38:51 PM]


Tractor and 16' 10k flatbed FS by high_hunter
[Today at 12:36:43 PM]


2023 special draw results! by builtfordtough
[Today at 12:26:01 PM]


2001 Chevy Tahoe 161k miles by KB88
[Today at 11:41:20 AM]


FS 14' Fish Rite Drift Boat by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 11:22:26 AM]


WTT Remington 700 SPS camo RMEF 30-06 by mossback91
[Today at 11:11:13 AM]


Springers 2023 by dilleytech
[Today at 10:57:57 AM]


FS - 2016 Ford F-250- FX4 - XLT - Supercab by Trapper John
[Today at 10:28:01 AM]


Bearpaw Season - Spring 2023 by 270Flat
[Today at 09:37:27 AM]


FS: 13 foot Herters Boat by annie_oakley
[Today at 09:34:58 AM]


Mirror Carp by Angry Perch
[Today at 09:04:31 AM]


Pay it Forward by phildobaggins
[Today at 08:33:34 AM]


WTS: Savage stealth 6.5 creed by jrebel
[Today at 08:32:01 AM]


FS: 3 honda generators by jrebel
[Today at 08:31:16 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2023, SimplePortal