scbuzz, how did you know I was rollerskating thru the buffalo herd
Shucks, nothing is sacred any more. And no, I did not kill the moose with the .22, I used a rifle this time out on the Nabesna River in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is the largest national park in the US, by the way, with 13 million acres.
Moose is not so very different from venison, it is a little leaner though and the meat is darker but not stronger. We don't have white-tailed deer here, but a different species called Sitka black-tail, they only get to 100 lbs. or so, very small. Every cut on that animal is as tender as filet mignon. Really. So I've never made chili out of Sitka deer, it's just too delicious.
Other meats that work equally as well for chili are elk, caribou and musk ox since you can use the "less noble" cuts for stewing purposes. So, hermitt4d, just get yourself some buffalo meat and experiment......you don't need no stinkin recipe!
About being chased by moose......well, the cows tend to get in REAL BAD MOODS during rut (mating season) and will chase away anything that gets close to them. (Are they crazy?) As I happen to like jogging and walking backwoods trails, I have been chased by a half-dozen or so cows this fall.