I really enjoyed Buckshot’s post on eating wild game. Like him we eat “off the land,” on a regular basis. There is bear, beaver, turtle, pheasant, muskrat, rabbit, squirrel and venison in our freezer right now. We recently tried canning up some blue gill with great success.Free food is out there for the taking and it is good. Get started now and find out for yourself, which is the best way to fix game to your tastes. By the way we like to brown the cut up muskrat, place it in a roaster, make gravy in the frying pan and pour over the meat. Put some dressing balls on top the meat and cook it for a couple of hours at 350 degrees. (This will tenderize the meat if you are cooking an older animal) Make some mashed potatoes and you have a feast. Remember folks, anyone that will eat chicken will eat anything! Just follow a chicken around for a day and you’ll know what I mean. I should add that I have not eaten everything in our AO though. I killed a opossum one day, with the intention of cleaning it, but it was so ugly I decided that I was not that hungry (at least at that time). We keep a number of traps around our house. A double spring conibear (a step up from the 110 size) has a 7” opening and will work it’s magic on most of the “small deer” that Buckshot was referring to.
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