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Best Roast Elk/or Moose

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Carolinabob 12-Jun-18
Burnsie 12-Jun-18
nomo 12-Jun-18
76aggie 12-Jun-18
Dan 12-Jun-18
AK Pathfinder 12-Jun-18
Bowguy 12-Jun-18
Orion 12-Jun-18
tinecounter 12-Jun-18
LongbowArchitect 12-Jun-18
Jon Stewart 12-Jun-18
TrapperKayak 12-Jun-18
GLF 12-Jun-18
nomo 12-Jun-18
Heat 12-Jun-18
JusPassin 12-Jun-18
kadbow 12-Jun-18
Bowmania 12-Jun-18
Dan In MI 12-Jun-18
bluesman 12-Jun-18
bowbert 12-Jun-18
Pa Steve 12-Jun-18
Acemudd 12-Jun-18
Big jack 12-Jun-18
Al S 12-Jun-18
Okiak 12-Jun-18
Mingo 12-Jun-18
Scoop 13-Jun-18
tommy 2 feathers 13-Jun-18
Pfranchise 13-Jun-18
RonG 13-Jun-18
Tim Finley 13-Jun-18
RymanCat 13-Jun-18
Herdbull 13-Jun-18
Scoop 13-Jun-18
Jim 13-Jun-18
petemc 13-Jun-18
elkherder 13-Jun-18
Frisky 13-Jun-18
rallison 14-Jun-18
Northstickhunter 14-Jun-18
Codjigger 14-Jun-18
South Farm 14-Jun-18
unhinged 14-Jun-18
Gun 14-Jun-18
soinxojDRsjt2015 15-Jun-18
RonG 15-Jun-18
cubdrvr 15-Jun-18
al snow 15-Jun-18
From: Carolinabob
Date: 12-Jun-18

Which do you prefer elk/or moose roast?

From: Burnsie
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose, but its a rarity that I ever get to eat it.

From: nomo
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose, but I'd take either one. Both are yummy.

From: 76aggie
Date: 12-Jun-18


From: Dan
Date: 12-Jun-18

The one I have access to! Which is neither.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 12-Jun-18

30 years in Alaska puts me in the moose camp!

From: Bowguy Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose is to me much better

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose for me too. But I certainly wouldn't spurn elk. Both very good.

From: tinecounter
Date: 12-Jun-18

I've only eaten Moose a couple of times and Elk meat is excellent but got to say I found Moose to be tastier than Elk.

From: LongbowArchitect
Date: 12-Jun-18

I prefer moose meat over elk meat.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Jun-18

Had the rare chance to eat Michigan moose and it was very good. Don't care much for Elk

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 12-Jun-18

I've had meat from 3 different moose. One was excellent, one was so-so, and one was lousy. Probably from the way it was processed. I have had far more elk, and none of it was ever so-so, and definitely none was lousy. I'll be the odd duck and say elk is my favorite, especially dry cow.

From: GLF
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose for sure.

From: nomo
Date: 12-Jun-18

Yep TK, you are an odd duck. ;~) ;~)

From: Heat
Date: 12-Jun-18

We've done roasts from Bison and Elk and I like both, but I would choose the Bison if I only could pick one. So tender and delicious!

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18

Only had a few times, but moose was a bit better than Elk, not by much though.

From: kadbow Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18

Haven’t had much moose but based on what I have had, Elk hands down.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18

Moose, it's not a race, if it was elk would be lapped - more than once.


From: Dan In MI
Date: 12-Jun-18

My experience is, the bigger the animal, the better the meat.

Seems to apply well for all N America game

From: bluesman
Date: 12-Jun-18

I have eaten a ton of moose...all very good...I have eaten less elk but I would call it a draw !!!! Both are excellent ..and i would put a nice fat whitetail doe up there !!!!

From: bowbert
Date: 12-Jun-18

If we are talking bulls, then it's elk for me. Cows go to the moose, but even that is close. Can't go wrong.


From: Pa Steve
Date: 12-Jun-18


From: Acemudd Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18

moose....but elk is good too.......when is supper ??????

From: Big jack
Date: 12-Jun-18

Never had an elk roast ,but Moose is really tastee

From: Al S
Date: 12-Jun-18

I like em both. But I like Moose a little better.

From: Okiak
Date: 12-Jun-18

I don't think I've ever had elk roast. Only steaks and they were good. Lots of moose though. But the best wild meat roast I've had is spring black bear.

From: Mingo
Date: 12-Jun-18


From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Jun-18

Moose roast in a Dutch oven for me over elk.

From: tommy 2 feathers
Date: 13-Jun-18

i eat moose pretty much yearly for for about 45 years and elk about every 5 years for almost the same duration and i prefer elk, and i agree with tk, in the fact that it definitively matters regarding the processing of the meat. really good growlies!

From: Pfranchise
Date: 13-Jun-18

Not sure I could choose between the two. They are both delicious in their own ways.

From: RonG
Date: 13-Jun-18

If you guys would send me some down here in Florida, I would sample each one and let you know!!!

From: Tim Finley Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-18

I have shot only two elk and both were bad eating . The bull was tough but it tasted ok the cow was so stringy and tough we had to pressure cook it and it was still hard to chew the cow was 6 years old and the bull 4 and I have had other elk that wasn't so good . My dad shot a moose every year in Canada in the 50s and 60s so I grew up on it. I can only remember a bad one that was a big bull and it was full of gristle. Deer and antelope are better than elk by far .

From: RymanCat
Date: 13-Jun-18

Moose but if elk isn't dried out nice and pink with little blood showing its really hard to beat but if I have to pick just one it would be moose.

From: Herdbull Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-18

Cooked as a roast, moose! Mike

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Jun-18

I think this is a kind of Ford/Chevy/Dodge thing, with Dodge being the antelope... :^)

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-18

I’ve had both and the Moose was better but, the Elk was also very good.

From: petemc Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Jun-18

I've taken and eaten several of both elk and moose. It kind of depends on the age of the animal as well as how it's been cared for of course. If you compare the best elk to the best moose, I'd take moose, good flavor and some of the most tender meat you'll find anywhere. On the other hand the toughest elk is WAY better than the toughest moose. A tough moose takes toughness to a whole new level.

From: elkherder
Date: 13-Jun-18

Die hard elk nut here but I would have to pick the moose

From: Frisky
Date: 13-Jun-18

Tried elk once. Never tried moose. I thought the elk was the best tasting meat I've ever eaten! Now I'd like to try moose. I'll go moose hunting, if I can get MT to quarter and pack the meat out for me.


From: rallison
Date: 14-Jun-18


From: Northstickhunter
Date: 14-Jun-18

I’m an old man now,but as child I was raised on wild game,moose, elk and deer, it’s all we had.Everything depends on how well the animal is taken care of in the field. Get the skin off right away ,get it cleaned ,and get it hung and cooled quickly it will all be good.I honestly prefer a young moose, pretty tough to beat.

From: Codjigger
Date: 14-Jun-18

I have only had (BC) elk once and it was good. Our moose hunting group in Ontario have only taken bulls as we Bowhunt the rut and call them in . The venison from a young bull is better than that from an old raging bull i think. Here in Newfoundland we have a high moose population and an abundant rainfall which makes for succulent vegitation.

The moose meat i have had here is better eating in my opinion than any other,and most people here where moose hunting is a way of life, will take a cow if they have the choice. Like any animal the quality of its feed is a major factor in the quality of the meat. The tongue is always good, best part of the moose. Sandy

From: South Farm
Date: 14-Jun-18

I've had both and it's a flip of the coin; they're both good. Having said that, the VERY BEST wild game I've ever sunk my canines into was a year old Dall Sheep steak...If I lived in Alaska that's what I'd be eating as often as I could!

From: unhinged
Date: 14-Jun-18

Another vote for Elk. Would like to have more Moose to eat, it's good also.

From: Gun
Date: 14-Jun-18

Have had plenty of both. Moose for us. My wife won't eat any Elk or Deer.

From: soinxojDRsjt2015
Date: 15-Jun-18

Wow!Many thanks.I found it pretty impressive!Will explore further

From: RonG
Date: 15-Jun-18

Well since no one has offered to send me some moose or elk meat to sample, I guess I will have to say rabbit is the best by far.

From: cubdrvr
Date: 15-Jun-18

My Alaska moose backstraps we’re so tough we had a hard time eating it although they flavor was good as I recall. The remainder went to a village. Made me realize why they want non residents to shoot the 50”-+bulls. Wish I’d known about Sous vide back then.

Haven’t had a bad elk yet, but they can get tough. I bought a hand cuber and do all steaks other than tenderloin and back straps with it. Teeth ain’t as god as they used to be.

I’m getting a Sous vide tool for father day. So might skip the cuber this year; it kinda limits what can be done with it and hard not to overcook.

My vote would have to go to elk, based on the one moose I shot lol.

From: al snow
Date: 15-Jun-18

Well, sounds like moose is the winner. I've never had either. What is the difference in taste/tenderness? Please compare to whitetail, which I've eaten a lot.

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