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Old 07-11-2006, 08:42 AM
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I saw on a show once that you should wait untill first frost before eating rabbits.

Does anybody know why??
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:16 AM
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Preferably, you are supposed to wait until the first good freeze. It is a custom that my family always followed. I think that the logic is that the first cold snap will kill a lot of the parasites on rabbits, but I'm not sure. Dunno if that really matters since a lot of states have rabbit seasons that start well before any cold spells.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:38 PM
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Yes wait till first frost or sometimes there will be liitle grubs and
little bugs on them
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:41 PM
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not sure what type of rabbits you have? but i hunt for snowshoe hares and alot of people say only to eat them from november on because there diet is different, in the summer they feed onvegetation where as in the winter they mainly feed on twigs and stuff which i guess makes the meat different, i have shot them earlier in the year though and never noticed any difference in the meat.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:09 PM
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Preferably, you are supposed to wait until the first good freeze. It is a custom that my family always followed. I think that the logic is that the first cold snap will kill a lot of the parasites on rabbits, but I'm not sure. Dunno if that really matters since a lot of states have rabbit seasons that start well before any cold spells.
What he said.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:11 PM
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Worbles.
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:18 AM
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Worbles.
Worbles, that's it, couldn't remember the name. Fly larvae laid beneath the skin... Ugghh!
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:43 PM
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I always heard you trap 'em in the spring, so you can feel if they have worms (supposedly you can feel them under the skin) before killing them. That way you can let them go, and they'll be good eats in the fall, after the worms are gone. Never been sure whether to believe that story, but its what I've always been told...
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:21 AM
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parasites.
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