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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 07:46:46 pm »
that's funny how the meat from the same animal will change in color indifferent parts of the country our beaver meat is red red and stringy like corn beef  guess it all depends on what they eat 

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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2017, 10:55:54 am »
I thought that about the ducks around here.
They tasted quite a bit different depending on where they came from.

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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2017, 11:17:50 am »
When I was a kid I hunted and fished every chance I got.  Squirrel and rabbit were very good.  We ate most fish we caught and occasionally went frog gigging.  My grandmother fried them up in a cast iron skillet.  Good eating.  We had turtle and quail on occasion both very good.  We raised ducks and geese and had their eggs for breakfast.  The yolks were a little tough but I didn't mind.  We tried possum once and couldn't eat it.  My dad said the only way to cook it was on a board.  Throw the possum out and eat the board.  I'm pretty sure I had horsemeat hash overseas, not to my taste.  I guess it pretty much depends on what you were exposed to growing up.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2017, 12:09:01 pm »
One man's meat is another man's poison. ;D Our ancestors learned to eat what was available or starve so that food became the norm for succeeding generations. Coon and possum are common in some areas but never caught on as a human food source here, probably because larger game was so plentiful. After seeing coons raid the garbage can I don't want to eat them. Garbage habituated bear is inedible, man does it stink.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2017, 06:16:24 pm »
I grew up in the East and ate some possum, but we gave away the groundhogs. Moved West in 1972, and have had lots of game feeds. We have served buffalo for Thanksgiving at least 10 times. I like it a lot and elk, antelope, caribou and moose.  Ducks, pheasant, chukkar, quail, doves are all good. My neighbor pulled out some mountain lion once which was pretty good. A guy cooked a roast in the ground once on a pack trip and claimed it was a ham off a burro.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2017, 08:04:57 pm »
Buffalo is good but needs fat added to cook, it is very dry and fine grained. Sure makes good burgers. I like elk too but again needs fat added. Had mountain lion at a fish and game banquet, it was quite tasty.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2017, 12:12:39 pm »
I think WV sawmiller wins.  I'm pretty open to eating a lot of things.  A few I would turn down.  Armadillo was the only one I saw that made me  :o!

I've had elk, antelope, alligator, moose, buffalo, rocky mountain oysters, real oysters, squid, octopus, eels, crab, goose, goat, coon, squirrel, roadkill turkey, and all the normal wild and tame stuff.  I don't think the coon was cooked right, but it was the end of the game dinner and may have been in the warming tray too long.  Would try it again. 

The mountain oysters were the most interesting.  They were fried for lunch for the farmer I was working for.  Halfway through the meal he asked if I liked the beef nuggets.  I said yes, then he told me what they were.  I took a look at my fork and thought, "well, they've been good this far", and kept eating.   :D

I'd try possom just to say I did, but don't want to cook one just to say I did.   :D

I'd like to try snake. 
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2017, 07:59:18 pm »
I have had it, but, I have given up on rattlesnake.  It can smell musky as you bring the fork to your mouth  :).  That is a smell in nature that I usually shy away from  :-\
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2017, 11:24:09 am »
Game meats all are lower in fat than domestic animals. There are two great ways to cook elk and buffalo. The best cuts can be grilled and served pretty rare.  A marinade and basting works well. For everythng else I like to cook them in a Dutch oven on a fire with a lot of liquid like apple juice, wine, or beer at low heat.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 09:31:06 pm »
ppine,

   My favorite when using a Dutch oven is use mushroom soup as a base/gravy. We use it a lot with venison.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2017, 08:06:22 am »
I've eaten chocolate covered ants, fried grasshopper, bear, bbq beaver about as exotic from southern raising.  Beef, lamb, deer, gator, fish (bass, catfish, brim, perch, mahi-mahi, swordfish & shark.)
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2017, 05:25:10 pm »
My father was a deer hunter so I grew up on venison .Not good Ohio corn fed white tail .Colorado mule deer that eat sage brush,kinda gamey.
Other than that squirrel,rabbit ,pheasant,frogs,turtles ,crawdads ,a muskrat once,groundhog,quail ,wild duck,goose .
 

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2017, 07:37:03 pm »
   I've had most of what's mentioned other than the cat type critters. I will say if you only try something once it's not fair to say it's no good as I've had bear I didn't like and bear I thought was great, same for a few other things. let an Angus bull get old enough to vote and he won't be fit to eat either. When in Subic Bay, Phillipines during the Viet Nam era I had "meat on a stick" from sidewalk venders that may have been monkey or ??, but after a few beers it wasn't bad.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2017, 03:16:49 am »
Well, we have now tried Crocodile.

Caught up with my younger son in Wellington last night, that's about 4 hours away, so we don't get to see him that often. Anyway, not knowing the city we ask him where he wanted to go for tea. He consulted his workmates and suggested a pizza and bar place on the waterfront. It wasn't cheap, but at least the pizza and service was good. Anyway, scanning the menu Lil spies Crocodile, marinated in tequila and lime, on a pizza. She decided we had to tick that one off the list, and ordered one.

Made a perfectly good pizza, although the croc chunks were a bit chewy.

They also had a "make your own" option for the kids, where they bought out a small base, and little bowls ingredients. Taylor and Lara had a ball loading up ingredients, then they took it away and cooked it. It was kids ingredients, ham, chicken, tomato, onion and of course pineapple. But if they didn't want onion, they didn't have to put it on.
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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2017, 12:16:44 pm »
A small town 10 miles away (Petersburg) has an annual event called "Bash in the burg", they have a rib smoking contest and live music plus a few other activities.  The cookers also get a mystery meat to cook and get judged on that also, alligator was the meat last time we went, they hand out samples all night, sort of a peoples choice sort of thing.  Some did good with it, others turned it into leather, but I didn't mind the better cooked stuff.

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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2017, 04:09:40 pm »
All this makes me think of the story about the diffrence between northern zoo's and southern ones. Both have descriptions of the animal, the southern ones list serving suggestions :D
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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2017, 08:25:39 pm »
how true  :) :)

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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2017, 11:04:04 pm »
I married a girl from Newfoundland, Canada. That fact is directly responsible for what I consider my most unusual dining options.

First, I've had moose several times. The better the cook, the better the moose tasted.

Second, I've had pickled pork tongues. They're "pickled" in salt-brine and are actually very good, much like ham.

Third, I've had cod-fish tongues. Battered and fried they are delicious.

Lastly, I turned down the chance to have seal "flippers". My mother-in-law loves them but neither my wife or I can even stand to be in the house when they're being prepared.

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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2017, 07:45:42 am »
I remember doing pickled pork tongue they where in the jar for about 2 months and said to my buddy lets open a jar of them we started to eat one and it was like the tongue was biting you back after we looked at them we realized we for got to peel the skin off them before putting them in the jar  :o :D that's what happens when to many adult beverages are involved   :D     

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Re: Coon, possum, horse?
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2017, 10:24:53 am »
Havent had much of the weird stuff but i like moose over bear, bear is not very good unless you get all the fat off when cutting it up. My stepdad guy growing up was\is a maine guide and im pretty sure if you could kill it he would make it into jerky.
Caribou has to be my favorite wild game but moose buger\ saugage sos is hard to beat!
I was always told that beaver tail was very popular amoung the loggers and trappers up north, apparently after you skin the tail its just like a steak.