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Detroit Man Traps Coons for Food, Fashion -- Drudge

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by SwearNoAllegiance, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. SwearNoAllegiance

    SwearNoAllegiance Well-Known Member

    Thought this might interest you all:


    I can Appreciate Mr. Beasley, but I don't think I'm going to have dinner with him any time soon.
  2. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    My dad told me that they had to eat 'coons 'possums and ground hog to survive the Great Depression. He said they were greasy but edible. I don't remember him eating any in my lifetime(I'm 56) so he didn't develop a taste for them.
  3. indoorsoccerfrea

    indoorsoccerfrea Well-Known Member

    tha man makes a good point. a lot of people can't survive without a local supermarket nowadays...
  4. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    and to think, my friends say i am discusting because i eat rattlesnake.
  5. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    Some food is kinda like vending machine coffee...how 'good' it is just depends on how bad you want it.

    Seriously though, possum, squirrel, and rabbit was pretty dang good.

    Momma cooked it though and we all ate at the table w/o distractions. I guess that helped.

  6. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    whenever I mention that I go squirrel hunting each year and actually eat the ones i kill, it never fails to surprise.... they just dont know what they are missing... marinade in the stomach and chest cavity then thrown on a grill... few things better than that...
  7. They're made of meat, ain't they?
  8. bad_aim_billy

    bad_aim_billy Well-Known Member

    Detroit already has Lions and Tigers, so it's not surprising they also have coons.
  9. Thingster

    Thingster Well-Known Member

    Raccoon is actually really, really good. I prefer it grilled, that helps get rid of the greasiness as they are fat little critters.

    Ground hog eats decently as well, but they're about as greasy as a goose.

    Everything out there eats, it's just a matter of being willing to eat it.
  10. Bezoar

    Bezoar member

    to many diseases in a raccoon that cannot be destroyed with mapp torches.

    Ill stick with real food. "here bunny bunny"
  11. oklahoma caveman

    oklahoma caveman Well-Known Member

    iv eaten coon a few times. always enjoyed it, as i have crow, groundhog, rattler, gator, turtle, squirrel, deer, gar etc etc etc. its all good if you cook it right.
  12. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    I worked in the Detroit area for a year and a half, at the Warren Technical Center. Ocassionally, I'd hear someone whisper, "See that guy there? Don't look at him! He shoots squirrels and eats them!"
  13. The horror, the horror.
  14. Thingster

    Thingster Well-Known Member

    Raccoons actually carry very few diseases.

    Distemper cannot be transmitted to humans, rabies has only ever been found east of the mississippi river and is easily avoided by not sucking the brain and fully cooking, and any sort of worm is sorted out by cooking.

    Intestinal worms go away with the intestines, and skin parasites go away with the skin. Now if the meat is all pinholed, yes, it needs to go.

    Beyond that, i actually shot one off of my trash can last night, cleaned it, rubbed it, let it sit and then smoked it today. Introduced 6 more people to what's there to eat all around us.
  15. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Well-Known Member

    Apparently you have never had a fish eating bear, or a full rut bull caribou.[Caution-nose plugs required]

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