Here is a recipe for the perfect breakfast: Antelope Breakfast Sausage + Veggie + Avocado + Egg Scramble (with a side of Sourdough Toast).
This is a meal that I believe everyone should experience in their lifetime, but I am going to assume many of you do not have any Pronghorn Antelope breakfast sausage laying around in your freezer. First we must address the issue of acquiring Antelope breakfast sausage.
Buying and selling wild-harvested game meat is illegal in the United States. This was instituted over a century ago, to end market hunters from slaughtering herds of game for meat to sell to the nearest town. If you have ever been to a restaurant and ordered an Elk Burger or Venison Chili, the meat used in that dish was farm-raised.
Pronghorn Antelope are a wide-roaming species, often with historical migration patterns and an affinity for "turning on the jets" - something not generally accomplished in a high-fence scenario.
If this is your first time hunting the second fastest land mammal, I suggest hiring the services of a well-established guide and outfitter. For my first Antelope hunt, I employed the services of SNS Outfitters, and I was extremely pleased with the experience.
Your guide will be a far better resource for hunting tips, habitat observations, and shot placement instructions, so I will not repeat those to you in this particular article.
Once you have your Pronghorn on the ground, do me a favor... ask your guide to allow you to field dress it yourself, with his guidance if necessary. My guide told me that generally only one or two people each season ask to do it, most expect him to do the dirty work for them. If you are going to eat it, you had better be able to remove the offal.
We entrusted a local butcher to break down and pack the meat, and at the advice of the Guide, we had a good amount of Antelope Breakfast Sausage stuffed into our cooler before we headed home.
Antelope meat has very little in common with deer venison, in either flavor or texture. To attempt to describe it to you would only demonstrate my limitations with the written word. Take my word for it when I say: everyone I have introduced to antelope meat has been remarkably and pleasantly surprised.
Anyway, if you have made it this far into the article, I'll stop selling you on the concept and assume you're interested in making the greatest breakfast scramble of your day/week/month/year/life (circle one).