10Ga wanted a Vancouver Bull photo, but I must say those are quite rare in most places on the Big Island now. More common are the Herferds and Angus cows that escape into the Forest Reserve, where they trample the native plants. They allow hunting year round but you have to hike through a jungle for miles to get where the cows hang out. This was shot with a Pacnor .45 on an Encore-Bullberry build, with a 300 gr MH with 70 gr H4198. I shot at it on the run at 60 yards. It was running through trees so I just aimed at the middle. It was going so fast I hit 1/2 inch behind where I shot, dropping it instantly. Laugh if you must, I'm laughing all the way to the freezer.
Nice beef! Some people don't know how wild cows can be. Cousin had 2 really wild ones get out and took to living in the National Forest up in Grayson County. Took 2 years to catch up with them and killem. And that was through 2 hunting seasons with everybody local knowin they could be shot. Hope you had some help. Looks kinda rough and could be warm getting them out to hang and cut up or do you quarter on site and pack out the parts? Thanks for the picture post. Hope all well there. 10 ga
10ga: We quartered it and packed it out. When I saw the weight of the bones I swore but the dogs were sure happy. My brother made me pack out the 10 lb liver an heart. It is too warm to hang anything here like i did in Idaho. Makes for some chewy meat, but I'm lookin for recipes.
Try this with the roast cuts like a flat Chuck Roast.
You make it basically the same way you would make a pot roast. Brown both sides very well. Then add onions (quartered) or pearls, water and beef stock in a crock pot. Add a packet or two of your favorite chilli mix and let it cook until it falls apart. Shred the roast and return to the chilli broth for a few more minutes.
Use it as taco meat, in enchiladas or in a burrito ect. Drain off the broth on leftovers and use it for BBQ sammiches.
Grass fed (non grain fed) beef is supposed to be good eating. Some places charge a premium for it. I used to raise a few Herefords and Angus years ago. Most are polled (no horns). Mixed stock can get some real headgear after awhile. Nice photo.
Pardon me if I don’t accommodate your vision of laughing. Just have to offer a smile for your success on an animal that’s reverting to the wild and doesn’t belong in the environment that could affect the eco system. Table fare in this instance is a real bonus. Nicely done.