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Heartland Outdoors Forum | Not all wild game tastes good
Not all wild game tastes good
Posted: 21 January 2012 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Went to a large wild game feed tonight and like always, excited to try anything new I find.  I always pass up the regular venison and such.  Tonight on my plate was raccoon, beaver, buffalo, possum (I think) and other stuff I don’t remember.  I know as well as anyone that how its cooked determines how it tastes.  But for that raccoon, I don’t know if anything would have helped it.  The beaver was your basic bbq pulled style which was ok, not that great.  Probably the best stuff I had was the possum, if that is what it actually was.  My son swears it was possum and I heard people talking about it.  If that stuff I had was possum, it was dang good.

What are some of the off the wall wild game you have tried and how was it?


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Posted: 21 January 2012 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Roasted Skunk,Baked Groundhog both awesome eating!!!!!

Posted: 21 January 2012 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think I have eaten just about everything out there…The racoon must not have been cooked properly b/c it actually can be made to be pretty tasty…Very greasy if not prepared properly though…

I would have to say one of my favorites at the local wildgame feast I used to go to was the turkey nuts….Couldn’t get enough of them and yes, eating to many will make you sick…Maybe it was the beer, no had to be the turkey nuts…


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Posted: 21 January 2012 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I tried beaver and racoon meatballs a couple years ago, neither was very good, but I have to think it had something to do with the cook.  I read somewhere that there was a recipe for racoon in an early version of the cook book, The Joy of Cooking, so it must be ok.


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