Raccoon - it's what's for dinner

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  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Pulled enough hides off coon and muskrats in my youth to know I will never get close to eating one.
     
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    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    It's good. Had it several times. If you're going to eat rodents, I prefer beaver. More moist.

    Yeah, yeah, I know.:l
     
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    I would eat it if someone else prepared it and did a really good job of it. After skinning them fat greasy smelly things it would hard to cook one up. Agree that beaver is much better table fare.
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd have trouble eating a coon. Same with a nutria. Always heard muskrat wasn't bad. My brother caught and cooked a young beaver several years ago and said it was great. Watched Steven Rinella cook one on Meateater one time that looked amazing.
     
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    pentail Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Thanks for the share! That's my blog. No lie, guys, that young coon was spectacular cooked on the grill that way. It was very similar to pulled pork.
     
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    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    I had raccoon in the early 80's. somebody else prepared it at a fourth of July get together. I was just a kid and remember my mom not wanting met to eat any, I did and liked it! I remember it beingA LOT better than i was thinking it would be..
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Coon is a fine meal, and I'll eat a properly prepared beaver anytime.
     
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    cajunduck man Senior Refuge Member

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    When I was a child my grandmother would take an old coon, stuff the cavity with sweet potatoes, and bake them. That was really good with some rice and gravy. I used to bar-b-que the young ones. The secret is to make sure the glands are removed.
     
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    Coon are nasty,.. muskrat is better than squirrel!
    Not me. Tried it a number of times by those that cooked good "coon".

    When My brother was trapping in Mississippi they had a bunch of older gals that would skin, then pay them for the carcasses.
    The first year they tried coon all sorts of prep.
    Ended up some old black lady traded carcasses for their coon carcasses in exchange of prepared meals.

    Beaver meat use to be my staple on years I didnt get a deer.
    That last few years my dad was alive every beaver carcass got claimed by someone. And it wasnt white trash folks either
    I kept hams and backstraps from two year old beaver , for steak, burger,and sausage, and big BBQ feeds.

    Ground beaver liver and oil sacs canine lure!!
     
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