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Old 12-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #31
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But if you get one young enough they make one of the best pets you will ever find...........
I am having a hard enough time keeping by two dogs and two cat's from chasing (or eating) the chicks.

Do you think that I could break their predatory behavior if I got them as babies?

This makes a good Plan B, but Plan A seems to be working for that one.
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I tried a 4x Centerpoint on mine, but had better results with the irons. I put the scope on my Daisy 880.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #33
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But if you get one young enough they make one of the best pets you will ever find...........
I have bottle fed and raised several baby raccoons. They make pretty good pets until come fall, then they want to revert back to the wild and I always let them. They get pretty feisty once they reach sexual maturity.

Here's last year's bottle fed baby. I still leave food out for him every night and a baby pool set up for him in the summer. I hear him at the feeder (he has to open the top to get the food out) but he runs when I try to get a look at him.
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Anyway, did you ever cook and eat that coon? I wondered how you cooked it and whether it was good or not.

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All the chefs out there will probably be mortified to know that my stew included beef bullion, carrots, celery, onion, tomatoes, cumin, olive oil, red wine, a dash of cloves, basil, mixed veggies, salt and pepper... It could probably have done without the olive oil, but I thought it was good. My biggest fault in the kitchen is knowing when to stop...

Biggest complaint was the ungodly number of tiny bones that exist in that animal. I was only dealing with the quarters and there must have been at least 50 bones. My stew was a bit more crunchy than anticipated.
I don't have a recipe, but I soaked him in vinegar and brine, then in a vinaigrette BBQ sauce, then brazed him in flower and oil, and stewed for 10+ hours.
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I don't have a recipe, but I soaked him in vinegar and brine, then in a vinaigrette BBQ sauce, then brazed him in flower and oil, and stewed for 10+ hours.
Was it tasty? Like someone else mentioned, I always thought of them as greasy.
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Vinegar is good to take the gamey flavour out, I treat my deer meat with it. I even marinade with Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. Worcestershire has vinegar and I will put in the freezer with the meat.

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USE BUTTERMILK TO MARINATE GAME!

While I have not personally done this wild game marination method, a buddy of mine many moons ago introduced me to buttermilk marinated venison and it was frickin AWESOME!

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A good friends mom would put the meat threw a grinder and make a coon chilli. Good eats

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I am just suggesting a marinade of buttermilk with two refrigerated changes over 24 hours. It works wonders on venison!

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