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#1099724 - 12/18/08 07:14 PM Cleaning Racoon (seriously)
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(Disclaimer) If you don't want to know...DON'T READ THIS!

Got a question. I'm curious if anybody out there knows how to "process" coon. I know if you are giving it to someone, you have to leave at least one paw intact. Other than that...I know with deer you cure for about 7 days before processing...anyone know the best way to do a coon? I mean if I bagged one this weekend, but wanted to keep it for New Year's...what's the best way?
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#1099727 - 12/18/08 07:14 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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out of the frying pan...
Can I just say...sick?
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#1099730 - 12/18/08 07:16 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Becca
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
store it in the freezer as soon as possible, but gut it first
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#1099731 - 12/18/08 07:17 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) HappyGilmore
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I didn't even know anyone at raccoon. Sounds like it would be tough.
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#1099733 - 12/18/08 07:18 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Becca
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http://www.fishersnet.com/prep.html


just work your way down the list until you get to raccoon; ooh, it sounds painful when you get to the part about tying stuff off, just sayin'.......
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#1099734 - 12/18/08 07:18 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) HappyGilmore
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Well, thanks Santa...and yeah..I wouldn't throw anything in there (freezer) without tackling that task first! wink Well..except maybe a snake.

So...no cure out period then..that what I needed to know.

RR Becca...what did my disclaimer SAY!
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#1099735 - 12/18/08 07:20 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR joker
RR Becca...what did my disclaimer SAY!


It said
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(Disclaimer) If you don't want to know...DON'T READ THIS!



It did not say "don't read this is you don't want to be grossed out." :p
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#1099736 - 12/18/08 07:20 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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tying stuff off? Oh boy...maybe I can check your link out, Pale, from home..almost scared to from here!
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#1099740 - 12/18/08 07:22 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Duchess Skittles
I didn't even know anyone at raccoon. Sounds like it would be tough.


Skittles, I personally don't know...but I've been promising a friend one for the last 2 superbowls and I really want to try and make good this year!

I would probably try it..I understand it's pretty good, at least as opposed to possum...which is greasy/stringy... sick

worse than boiled okra.
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#1099741 - 12/18/08 07:22 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR joker
tying stuff off? Oh boy...maybe I can check your link out, Pale, from home..almost scared to from here!




eek

I was reading the proper way to dress deer, elk and moose - until I got to the part of tying off you know what!!!!

I think you are ok goin to the site, no pics!!!!
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#1099742 - 12/18/08 07:23 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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RR - do you eat snake sick

eek
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#1099744 - 12/18/08 07:24 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Pale Rider
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Oh..we don't tie any of that off on deer...but we do cut the scent/musk gland off immediately.
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#1099746 - 12/18/08 07:25 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Snow Bunny
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Originally Posted By: Pooh (The Bear)
RR - do you eat snake sick

eek



Honestly..I have, but didn't realize it at the time. BBQ'd rattlesnake is really good.
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#1099751 - 12/18/08 07:28 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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<--- has eaten squirrel, deer, frog legs, aligator and rattlesnake when I was younger. I could not stomach to eat any of that today.

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#1099753 - 12/18/08 07:30 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) ~Special K~
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Ditto what Special K said...but I'll still eat most of the above...actually all of it. smile
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#1099756 - 12/18/08 07:33 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) ~Special K~
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sick
Squirrel/rat = same thing to me = No way, thank you
Have eaten deer = good (especially summer sausage and dry beef)
Frog legs - but wouldn't do it today
Snails - wouldn't do it today
Aligator = good

BUT - SNAKE - NO WAY, NO HOW, UH-UH!
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#1099758 - 12/18/08 07:35 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Becca
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Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Can I just say...sick?


If it’s not on a foam tray, covered with Saran wrap, and from Safeway’s meat department, then I ain’t eatin’ it. Just sayin’…. eek
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#1099760 - 12/18/08 07:37 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Snow Bunny
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I used to eat fish eyes (the lenses) when I was little...they were chewy and my dad used to say thats what tapioca was made of. I wouldn't dream of eating one today!
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#1099762 - 12/18/08 07:39 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) 'Lil Freak!
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A surprising source of information on this type of thing is the Joy of Cooking - they have a whole section on game, what glands needs to be removed, etc. It's quite entertaining to read!

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#1099764 - 12/18/08 07:39 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Snow Bunny
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Cleaning Racoon:

Take whats on the inside out and discard.

Take what's on the outside off and either discard or make a lovely hat.

Done.
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#1099765 - 12/18/08 07:41 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) thomasj
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^^^^^
Take what's left.....and discard also?????

wink

I'll take my pork and sourkraut on New Year's, thank you!
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#1099769 - 12/18/08 07:46 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Snow Bunny
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ooh, speaking of New Year's traditions; Texans eat these little nasty peas for good luck

sick i will take my chances and refrain

and even though I am a good German in most respects I can't take sourkraut either

my dear grandmum used to make grautbrook with sourkraut, I still gag when thinking of the smell......
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#1099772 - 12/18/08 07:49 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Pale Rider
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I love the smell of sauerkraut roasting! (but that most likely has to do with my Polish grandmother who we lived with, making it all the time)

This year, it will be pork with homemade sauerkraut that we just got at a local historical society's Christmas open house.
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#1099775 - 12/18/08 07:53 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Snow Bunny
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My nephew kills and eats small groundhogs-
never heard of anyone in the family eat raccoon tho.

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#1099776 - 12/18/08 07:53 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider


and even though I am a good German in most respects I can't take sourkraut either



A good German could spell sauerkraut.
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#1099784 - 12/18/08 07:57 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Mint Julep
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I like sauerkraut and pork!

Cute, Pale...a coon skin hat...maybe I'll make one of those for her too.

I just talked to BF..he said he'd get his cousin to get one and fix it up for me tomorrow night. Yeah!

I didn't even think about Joy of Cooking...I'll check that tonight.

I don't remember them going into inital "prep" tho!

Oh, and Pale..if you mean black-eyed peas..you HAVE to have BEP's and cornbread for New years! You HAVE to! It's a law!
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#1099785 - 12/18/08 07:57 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Mint Julep
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yeah I can't wait to fix pork and sauerkraut and mashed potatoes for New Years. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good

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#1099791 - 12/18/08 08:01 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Mint Julep
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Ha!

it's Freudian I am sure, I hate the stuff with a passion
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#1099793 - 12/18/08 08:04 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Pale Rider
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yes my royal rider it's those BEP

they just don't taste right, but I could go for some jalapeno cornbread!!!
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#1099797 - 12/18/08 08:08 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) pjs
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yeah I can't wait to fix pork and sauerkraut and mashed potatoes for New Years. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good


I agree pjs! This year I think it will be hot pork sandwiches w/kraut and mashed potatoes on the side, while watching the Rose Bowl! smile
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#1099800 - 12/18/08 08:09 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
yes my royal rider it's those BEP
they just don't taste right, but I could go for some jalapeno cornbread!!!




Same here old man, I hate BEP my dad used to make me eat them

I <3 jalapeno cornbread
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#1099803 - 12/18/08 08:13 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) *nUnZeO*
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I love BEP's! I'll pass on the 'coon. smile
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#1099804 - 12/18/08 08:13 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) *nUnZeO*
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out of the frying pan...
New Year's Day dinner:
pork of some sort
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You gotta love it!
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#1099822 - 12/18/08 08:35 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Becca
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I may just trade the collards for mustards this time tho.
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#1099829 - 12/18/08 08:41 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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what is the point of leaving one paw intact, is it for a racoon paw soup at a later date?
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#1099843 - 12/18/08 08:50 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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it's so the coon ghost can come back and kick your ass! laugh

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#1099845 - 12/18/08 08:54 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Bailey.
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Where's Eddie, doesn't he eat these things?

Not anymore Clark, ever since he found out they're high in cholesterol.





(I realize that was in refernce to a squirrel, but a rodent is a rodent)
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#1099851 - 12/18/08 08:59 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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tell Mr. Ed that!
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#1099854 - 12/18/08 08:59 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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One of our employees brought barbecued beaver one day. It didn't look too bad. We thought it was pork but after we found out what is was very few of us tried it. Those that did said it was quite good.

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#1099858 - 12/18/08 09:03 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) pjs
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My nephew kills and eats small groundhogs-



eek ::re-thinks joining the family:: eek
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#1099863 - 12/18/08 09:10 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Peepers
what is the point of leaving one paw intact, is it for a racoon paw soup at a later date?


Frighteningly, it's so the recipient know it's not a cat. eek
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#1099865 - 12/18/08 09:13 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Mint Julep
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and even though I am a good German in most respects I can't take sourkraut either



A good German could spell sauerkraut.


MJ is on a role today! laugh

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#1099867 - 12/18/08 09:14 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Bailey.
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#1099870 - 12/18/08 09:15 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) RR Joker
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...I know with deer you cure for about 7 days before processing...


Actually, with deer, you want to get it processed ASAP. Curing is to allow the fat to marbleize, which is done with beef, but deer fat is different from beef fat, so get it processed/frozen ASAP for fresher meat.
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#1099874 - 12/18/08 09:17 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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#1099876 - 12/18/08 09:19 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Bailey.
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Hey honey, have you checkd our $#!*ers?
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#1099881 - 12/18/08 09:21 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Big Dog
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(Disclaimer)

...I know with deer you cure for about 7 days before processing...


Actually, with deer, you want to get it processed ASAP. Curing is to allow the fat to marbleize, which is done with beef, but deer fat is different from beef fat, so get it processed/frozen ASAP for fresher meat.


Beg to differ with you on this one. I learned from a professional game hunter how to cure deer. You cure it for that period of time to get the game out of it...then it's good for about a year in the freezer before the gaminess mysteriously reappears.
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#1099895 - 12/18/08 09:33 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Mint Julep
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider


and even though I am a good German in most respects I can't take sourkraut either



A good German could spell sauerkraut.


High ten Julep!!

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#1099897 - 12/18/08 09:34 PM Re: Cleaning Racoon (seriously) Peepers
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Uh, Clark, I don't know how to swim.

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My nephew kills and eats small groundhogs-



eek ::re-thinks joining the family:: eek



you can join my family anyday wink
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