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Eatin Coons?

Old 02-23-2006, 09:17 AM
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Ive been trapping coons for about 2 years now and have caught several coons i was wonderin what do they taste like. My cousins have sold some to old black people for them to eat and i was wonderin what they taste like cuz ive been wantin to try it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:47 AM
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It has been years since I ate coon, but when prepared right (for example slow roasting) it tastes good. It is good red meat, but also has somewhat of a sweet pork taste. After skinning so many of the things, I just don't have an appetite for them.
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:37 AM
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Never tried it, and never will[:'(][:'(][:'(][:'(][&o][&o][&o][&o]
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:23 PM
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maybe it is good but i'm not willing to try it. Sick[:'(]
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:57 PM
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My grandpa use to hunt coon alot. We had family fish-fries and family coon-fries. I was a kid so I didn't know better, but I liked it. Can't remember what it tasted like but remember that Lanse is correct its reddish. I would gladly try hunting and eating them again...but I don't have any dogs, and that's not something you can get into half-cocked. Its gotta be all or nothing.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:35 AM
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i heard it taste alot like lamb.......never ate it....heck i dont think any made it home.....around here we all learned to skin them in the woods and let nature have the carcus back...made the carrying alot lighter when the hunt was over too...we had a bag..that was my job...id carry that and the tracker.....dad would carry the gun and leash..i remember them things having FAT all around the carcus though......
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:33 PM
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You skin it and quarter it.
Then sprinkle meat tenderizer on it.
Roll in flour.
Then pan fry like chicken.

Taste like beef

Yummy
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:49 AM
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when I was trapping, I always keep the young smaller ones for myself.

BBQ ; like pork and there great.

take the young ones and clean real good(remove the gland from under the front legs) season,meat tenderizer, lowyers seasoning , garlic powder , put into bag with 1 cup zesty Italian dressing,seal and let set overnight..

cook real slow on grill, (just like you would a pork sholder).

taste sorta like pork.

if it is a big one,then put into pressure cooker for about 1 hr. then season as above, then cook.
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