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unclebear 09-29-2011 05:51 PM

Rabbit's?
 
I couldn't find jack squat about this online, my old man says that you can't eat rabbits during certain times of the year because they have parasites or something along those lines. Is this true does anyone know anything about this? :confused:

BenLuby 09-29-2011 06:02 PM

Mostly an old wives tale. They're like any other wild animal you choose to eat. You cook it properly. If I remember right, the biggest issue with rabbits is called tullermia (sp?) and that's like 1 or 2% of them have it, and as long as you wear gloves and follow proper hygiene then you're good on that.

JonM 09-29-2011 06:26 PM

Skin em and cook em. Parasites dont use calenders.

orangello 09-29-2011 07:26 PM

I always heard the same on squirrels. I think it was more of a guideline.

cgersty 09-29-2011 11:35 PM

Make sure they don't have worms, or white spots on the livers and cook em up and enjoy, been hunting them and eating them since I was a little kid, haven't been sick or dead yet LOL.

Gersty

unclebear 09-29-2011 11:46 PM

thank you guys I now know what I'm doing this weekend

cgersty 09-29-2011 11:56 PM

Must be nice, don't come in to season here until November 1, but been keeping the wife and Myself busy chasing squirrels, and deer season starts on Saturday, shes gonna be in the woods, Ill be at work LOL.

Good luck with the bunnies, what ya gonna be hunting em with? Post some pics up if your successful in the woods.

Gersty

stalkingbear 09-30-2011 04:14 PM

The parasites they are talking about is horsefly larvae. Although unsightly, they don't hurt the meat. The reason most people wait to hunt them until after 1st frost is the larvae have left the host animal by then.

orangello 09-30-2011 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by stalkingbear (Post 590049)
The parasites they are talking about is horsefly larvae. Although unsightly, they don't hurt the meat. The reason most people wait to hunt them until after 1st frost is the larvae have left the host animal by then.

{Wonders if there may be another donut back there...} :p

Gatoragn 09-30-2011 10:22 PM

Months with an "R"
 
The old guideline for rabbit and raw oysters was eat them during any month containing an "r". September through April are the cooler months and all contain an "r".

May, June, July & August contain no "r's" and are the warmest months when parasites and bacteria are most likely to be encountered.

Keep your food cold until ready to cook and cook it thoroughly and all should be good to go.

Althought I have eaten oysters in Jurne on occasion. Must have been the Silver Bullets altering my thought process. :D


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