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Gotta question about eating furbearers. Do any of you eat muskrat or raccoon im gonna be trapping this year .i will be targeting

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  • Gotta question about eating furbearers. Do any of you eat muskrat or raccoon im gonna be trapping this year .i will be targeting

    Gotta question about eating furbearers. Do any of you eat muskrat or raccoon im gonna be trapping this year .i will be targeting muskrat and im sure 1 or 2 raccoons will wander into a set. So any recipes or personal experince and what do they taste like would be much appreciated.

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    Rats ain't very good to eat.

    Ah roasted a nutria oncet and it wuz nasty.

    Coons, on the other hand go real good inna spicy stew.

    They taste a lot like kitty-cats.

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    • #3
      I have heard the younger racoons, groundhogs and beaver are very edible.

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      • #4
        The "free trappers" of the mid 1800's held beaver tail in high regard along with buffalo tongue.
        Vegetarian animals shouldn't be a problem. It would take some experimentation to figure out how to prepare each animal to make it palatable.
        The omnivores? I'm not sure. Bears are omnivores. They're edible. A raccoon is just a small bear. Once again, give it a whirl, see what happens.
        Most edible animals are "farmed".

        Possum recipe:
        Dress out a tender young possum. Select a piece of pine 1x12 approximately two feet in length.
        Attache dressed possum to board. Prop board with attached possum next to fire. Leave until possum is goldem brown.
        Discard possum, eat board.

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        • #5
          On the TV show "The Mountain Man" the trapper who was camping near the snake river and sleeping in a large teepee said he and his dog would not eat trapped raccoon because their loaded with worms.

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          • #6
            My dad was an iron worker at a steel mill. During trapping season, he was the most popular guy around. The brothers that worked down there would fight each other to get their hands on the racoons he took in.

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            • #7
              Hmmm, Good Question... The best time of the year would be winter to eat it. If your going to do it right make sure to cut all the fat off the meat. Then boil the meat for about 30 mins to remove more hidden fat. After that put in crock pot and add some seasoning. Taste close to wild pork, can be tasty if done right!!!

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              • #8
                Hmmm, Good Question... The best time of the year would be winter to eat it. If your going to do it right make sure to cut all the fat off the meat. Then boil the meat for about 30 mins to remove more hidden fat. After that put in crock pot and add some seasoning. Taste close to wild pork, can be tasty if done right!!!

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                • #9
                  there are some things you just dont eat...

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                  • #10
                    I have eaten Possum and Raccoon..Prefer Possum over Raccoon...but its just me!

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                    • #11
                      I have eaten some beaver in my time (get your heads out of the gutter) and I thought it was really good. Never tryed possum or raccoon before.

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                      • #12
                        I'm with Scratchgolf72 on this one! The only exception would be for survival.

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                        • #13
                          Coon and possum were staples in early American frontier life. Nothing wrong with them if prepared and cooked correctly. Even skunks can be eaten.

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                          • #14
                            Ah hadda read it twicet.

                            Ah thought he said furburgers!

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                            • #15
                              Bayouwoof, we'd be talking a whole other kind of animal then! They must be shaved prior to eating!

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