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Old 12-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default First coon!

A pain to skin with no gambrel. And way too much fat and sinew. Just a less pleasant animal to have to deal with than squirrels. But here he is. Popped him just after dawn while hunting for squirrels. Anyone eat these things have a good recipe? I butchered him and he's in the fridge, but I just don't know what I want to do with him.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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i hate sound judgemental, but you had no use for killing a coon? was he causing problems or did you just want to kill something?

one of the rules my father taught my brother and i was, don't kill anything you don't plan on eating or unless it's causing a problem or a danger. that's just senseless killing and not hunting.

i'm sorry if you were expecting a pat on the back, it ain't coming from me. sorry, but not impressed. hunting is one thing, but just killing an animal for no reason is irresponsible and stupid.

bring on the flaming! i have stated my position and viewpoint and it's the way i feel.

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Didn't I say there was meat in the fridge? Its not that I don't intend to try the meat. I'm just not sure the best way.

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I guess the fool proof way is to stew him right?

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Didn't I say there was meat in the fridge? Its not that I don't intend to try the meat. I'm just not sure the best way.

I guess the fool proof way is to stew him right?
sorry i misunderstood. skin him and cook him on a smoker. BBQ coon is not bad eaing.
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Sorry. Never tried coon although I have shot quite a few that tangled with my dog. My only advice to you was don't eat it if you have any reason to believe it was sick or rabid. Coons are usually never out during the day and I have always been taught to be highly suspicious of one that is. Looks like a good coon though. Let me know what it tastes like if you eat it.

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Sorry. Never tried coon although I have shot quite a few that tangled with my dog. My only advice to you was don't eat it if you have any reason to believe it was sick or rabid. Coons are usually never out during the day and I have always been taught to be highly suspicious of one that is. Looks like a good coon though. Let me know what it tastes like if you eat it.
He shot it just after dawn. I imagine the coon was heading home for the day.
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Google search on the term "raccoon recipes" and you will get plenty. Good luck and let us know how it tastes.

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i coon hunt with my hounds we sell the hides here i like coon roasted in pot with carrots pototes onions and bbq sauce coons start to head in after daylite starts in no worries ive seen coon out anywere from 2-3 hrs after daybreak

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make sure you cook it extra well.

personally i wouldnt eat one unless starving to death because of the disease vector. a raccoon is either diseased or coming down with one!! lots of folks do eat em but its not something on my menu and i enjoy wild game.

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