South Texas Nilgai
Steve and Jesse head inland to hunt for an Indian antelope known as Nilgai. An efficient hunt leaves plenty of time for Steve and Jesse to dive into butchering and cooking the wild beast for a nose-to-tail throwdown.
Related Podcast: Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature
A type of antelope native to India, Nilgai were brought to Texas in the 1920s. They now number around 30 thousand along the coast, and for many Texans, Nilgai have achieved a kind of “honorary native status.” There’s good reason for their popularity too; the meat is delicious and there is a lot of it.
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