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 Post subject: jerky?
PostPosted: 29 Oct 2013, 09:33 
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anyone ever try making jerky out of coons .


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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 18:58 
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well i guess thats a no lol.


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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 19:50 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: It is certainly a no on my part. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 20:10 
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well ya no some guys eat them just thought it mite be used for jerky to hate to take them and not use the meat to.


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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 20:15 
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I would imagine coon meat would be as good as venison for making jerky, I have never tried it. I have eaten coon meat but never made jerky from it.

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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2013, 21:18 
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that is what i was thinking to but i guess noone has made jerky out of coon yet.


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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
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I don't want this to come off wrong, so know that I'm not trying to come down on you at all. First and foremost, you shouldn't have to think like you have to use the meat. The value of a furbearer is in the fur, hence the name. If the value was in the meat, they would be classed as game animals. People get to thinking that trapping is like hunting and if you aren't eating the meat you are being wasteful. Completely incorrect, trapping is not hunting. You just need to realize that even if you took just the fur and buried the carcass you are completely right to do so. That being said though, if you want to use the meat, use it, nothing wrong with that either. If you are interested, typically people will eat coons, possums, muskrats, beaver and bobcats. They are all pretty fair meats for eating. If you are near enough to a big city, you might also look into selling gutted carcass coons for money. Check your state laws first to make sure of legalities, but in most states it is legal. The problem with it is having the room to freeze all the carcasses and keeping them frozen while selling them. It takes up a lot of room. A lot of people also want to see one of the back feet kept on so they know what they are getting.

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 Post subject: Re: jerky?
PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 06:33 
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I've ate coon before in several recipes. Spoilage would be my concern with coon jerky as its such a rich n greasy meat. Ive made beaver jerky from whole muscle and ground meat. I dont know if a guy could get all the coon fat out? We sold dressed coons for years. Some years we made a nice supplement to our fur checks selling them. 30+ years ago we had some unscrupulous characters that sold dressed house/feral cats so buyers want a backfoot left on the coons. Some years we got $5 a carcass. Not bad when minimum wage was like $2.50/hr.

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