Top 10 North American Big Game Meats You Need To Try

For many hunters the thought of a fresh backstrap will top any store bought steak.

Wild game can be difficult to cook and some refer to it as having a “gamey” taste.

If prepared and cooked right these 10 meats are the cream of the crop.

10. Pronghorn

Pronghorn Antelope, Cabin Lake Road, Fort Rock, Oregon

Antelope is one of the hardest meats on this list to cook. Rich and lean, pronghorn is very easy to ruin. When it is cook right though, it has mild sweet flavor to die for.

9. Mountain Lion

A very unexpected meat to be on this list but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The closest thing to compare it to is a cross between bear and pork loin. If you follow Ted Nugent then you know it his absolute favorite.

8. Wild Hog

Wild Hogs are difficult. If you kill an old boar your gonna have a rough time in the kitchen. Also a stench you have to experience to understand. Best part about wild hogs is you can do just about anything you can think of that can be done with farm raised pigs.

7. Bison

Bison meat is comparable to beef, but generally is lighter and sweeter. Bison meat also has the advantage of being lower in fat and calories. Bison were hunted almost to extinction but due to major conservation efforts bison populations are up around the half-million mark now.

6. Mountain Sheep

Mountain sheep such as bighorn or dall are among the hardest to obtain on this list. They are also some the most tasty. Make sure to read up before cooking it however. It may be your only chance to prepare that dish.