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Old 07-12-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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I trapped a rather large 'coon this morning out at the chicken coop and since we know there is more than one in the area I'm probably going to end up with a couple in the freezer.

Anyone have a good recipe for raccoon?

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Old 07-12-2016, 11:27 AM   #2
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Sure do.

Dig hole, toss in, cover so even the poor birds don't have to eat it...
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:33 AM   #3
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No way in heck
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:34 AM   #4
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Sure do.

Dig hole, toss in, cover so even the poor birds don't have to eat it...
LOL!!!! Same thing my wife said.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:52 AM   #5
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Greeeeeeeasy...
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:01 PM   #6
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Old black man I knew roasted them. With onions, carrots and potatoes.
Not sure on time and temp.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:02 PM   #7
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Nope!!!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:04 PM   #8
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A lot of them on Google
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #9
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There to many other animals to eat for me to even think about that.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:10 PM   #10
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Boil it first to help remove some of the fat and grease. Then bake it on 400 for a lil while with sweet potatoes, carrots or whatever you like. My grandparents would do that all the time. And I know plenty of people in Houston that will but a dang coon for 25 bucks so they eat me.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #11
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Once , never again
Greasy, tough and nasty. We cooked low and slow for hours in a black iron pot with onions , peppers , garlic and seasonings. None of it helped. Buzzard food.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:26 PM   #12
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Wrap in foil and throw on smoker. Cover it with sweet tators, garlic cloves, onions, and throw some cabbage leaves all over the top of that. It's good stuff
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #13
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A lot of them on Google
Yeah, didn't see anything I liked.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:35 PM   #14
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I served 5 coons at my sisters wedding that she had me cater. I boiled them first then smoked, pulled the meat off the bones and served it. Told everyone it was pulled pork, It was the first meat gone and no one was any wiser until I told them what it was.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #15
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I served 5 coons at my sisters wedding that she had me cater. I boiled them first then smoked, pulled the meat off the bones and served it. Told everyone it was pulled pork, It was the first meat gone and no one was any wiser until I told them what it was.
Hmmmm. This gives me a reason to finish the smoke house. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:45 PM   #16
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Get your coon, soak it in marinade of choice for about two days, then put it, cut up carrots, taters, onions, and put in pan and cover with tin foil. Cook for about 2 hours on 275 degrees. Pull from oven, let it sit for 10 minutes. Pull the coon out, throw in the garbage and eat the veggies, tin foil and all....
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:33 PM   #17
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Ate once. @&$% it was greesy... And purple

If you tricked people that it was pulled pork, they deserved it

It's kinda like eating bear... Which I think sucks as well, unless you camo it to the point you can't taste what is what
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:22 PM   #18
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I served 5 coons at my sisters wedding that she had me cater. I boiled them first then smoked, pulled the meat off the bones and served it. Told everyone it was pulled pork, It was the first meat gone and no one was any wiser until I told them what it was.
Thinking there was an open bar at this wedding... lol
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:37 PM   #19
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Once , never again

Greasy, tough and nasty. We cooked low and slow for hours in a black iron pot with onions , peppers , garlic and seasonings. None of it helped. Buzzard food.

Tried it twice in college!! Once like you did and pressure cooked it down and smoked it till it fell apart and made BBQ coon sammiches!! Was terrible that way too!! Coons no nutria!!!


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Old 07-12-2016, 03:44 PM   #20
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My uncle threw one on the smoker (vertical) under a brisket. Didn't do anything more than salt and pepper. Everybody carried on about how good it was. Of course, most of them were drunk and I was so young I didn't know any better!
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:47 PM   #21
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#coonlivesmatter
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #22
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trying different ways to cook them
the biggest thing I can say is let them bleed out completely
remove every bit of fat you can
(as said before boil low and slow)
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:08 PM   #23
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Bbq
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:42 PM   #24
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Chicharrones.

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Old 07-13-2016, 05:47 PM   #25
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We have a father / son originally from Arkansas who on our lease & they cooked some coon for us last year...it was like bad cabrito!!

Wouldn't pass on it if I was starving, but will go with the other options.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:42 AM   #26
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We have a father / son originally from Arkansas who on our lease & they cooked some coon for us last year...it was like bad cabrito!!

Wouldn't pass on it if I was starving, but will go with the other options.
I have tried it about three times in my life about ten years apart. I guess it took that long to get the taste out of my mouth. Nasty, greasy, strong, stinky, stuff.

I have skinned and sold thousands of them though so someone likes them.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:46 PM   #27
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I've never had it but I'd definitely try it. Check out this video on the Coon Man of Detroit. Pretty cool. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...ot-bad12112014
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:58 PM   #28
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We killed several young coons and decided to try them fried like chicken. Wasn't too bad until you tasted the grease. If I had to try cooking them, I would want them to be young ones, and then I would boil first to try to get rid of as much grease as possible, and then chicken fry.

Or maybe even wrap in bacon. I will eat a lot of unusual things, but I will pass on the coon for now.

But years ago, there was an old man who would buy them for barbecue. When trapping was profitable, we would get a few bucks per coon by saving them for him.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:48 PM   #29
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I know someone that grinds them in to burgers. Says they are not as greasy this way and the only way he will eat them.


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Old 07-25-2016, 12:34 AM   #30
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Maybe you should look up Louisiana Bowhunting Forum
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:54 AM   #31
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boil it for 20 minutes, then bake it at 325 for 2-3 hours seasoned to taste, onions, garlic, tony's, red pepper, salt, butter and covered either on the smoker or in the oven. De-bone and add BBQ sauce and simmer and then put on a bun with onions and pickles.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:51 PM   #32
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Bake it wrapped in foil with potatoes and carrots. It aint good unless he's lookin' at you!
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:05 PM   #33
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boil it for 20 minutes, then bake it at 325 for 2-3 hours seasoned to taste, onions, garlic, tony's, red pepper, salt, butter and covered either on the smoker or in the oven. De-bone and add BBQ sauce and simmer and then put on a bun with onions and pickles.
I'm sorry J-Dub, this just sounds the long way around to a BBQ samich!
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:56 AM   #34
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Preacher Man you are correct, but this is the only way that i could ever eat it. it a lot easier to go to a BBQ joint for a samich!!!
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:30 AM   #35
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They will eat them in Louisiana.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:16 AM   #36
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There was this old man who lived on the edge of my old deer lease in east tx. My buddy and I would visit with him and drink beer everytime we went to the lease. One day he cooked us a coon just like others are saying (wrapped in foil with sweet potatoes and carrots). We didnt want to be rude so we ate it and it wasnt bad, till later that night when I woke up to a terrible rumble in my gut. I couldnt get to a toilet fast enough, and had a waterfall coming out my @$$ for the next two days! Never again will I eat that greasy animal. Lol
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #37
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I've never had it but I'd definitely try it. Check out this video on the Coon Man of Detroit. Pretty cool. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...ot-bad12112014
"Hunting is illegal within city limits. Beasley says he hunts his raccoons on a farm in the Jackson, Michigan, area."

Uhuh, I'm sure that's where he gets his raccoons from.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:17 PM   #38
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Buzzards gotta eat to!
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:23 PM   #39
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I ate coon one time. We were camping and had some (roughly) month old coons. Figured that if we were going to eat them it may as well be the youngest we could find. Cleaned them up, sprinkled some cajun seasoning on them, and cooked over a camp fire. They weren't bad...I basically ate them to say that I've eaten coon.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:48 PM   #40
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The best and easiest way is to get a cedar board, put the coon on it and grill it for about two hours. Then dispose of the meat and chia down on that cedar plank. I've had it before where some one barbecued it, never again will raccoon enter my mouth.
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Tried BBQ coon a couple of times and yea it's terrible. LOL The ones I've had were always greasy and stringy with a touch of raunchy.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:56 PM   #42
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Grew up coon hunting in Missouri young ones make good BBQ adult sows pressure cooker then BBQ or stew old boars made dog food
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #43
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There's a black guy in my neighborhood that begs me for coon. He even offer to pay me for every coon that I get for him.
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This is not my fav.
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There's a black guy in my neighborhood that begs me for coon. He even offer to pay me for every coon that I get for him.
Team up with Smart ... ya'll could have a nice side income!
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:36 PM   #46
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The first Raccoon that I ever shot was given to a 2nd cousin of mine and he ate it!

I never ask him how it was!!
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:38 PM   #47
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There's a black guy in my neighborhood that begs me for coon. He even offer to pay me for every coon that I get for him.
Same here I know a few folks in magnolia I was talking hunting with that pay $20 a coon (skinned and gutted) and said they'd take all I could bring them.

They treated it like a delicacy. I asked them how the cooked it and sounded like the way I do roast. They were more excited about a raccoon then deer meat
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...highlight=Coon

A few plate spinners need to die. I figured there had to be alot of good meat...like a squirrel. Im surprised no one has mentioned brining...some have mentioned marinading.

Now Ive got to figure out where the undesired glands are located.
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There was this old man who lived on the edge of my old deer lease in east tx. My buddy and I would visit with him and drink beer everytime we went to the lease. One day he cooked us a coon just like others are saying (wrapped in foil with sweet potatoes and carrots). We didnt want to be rude so we ate it and it wasnt bad, till later that night when I woke up to a terrible rumble in my gut. I couldnt get to a toilet fast enough, and had a waterfall coming out my @$$ for the next two days! Never again will I eat that greasy animal. Lol
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Old 04-30-2017, 02:38 PM   #50
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I tried it once, not my cup of tea.
Cut off fat, boil it, then cook it like a pot roast. I always gave them away to people on or near the farm who needed meat.
I won't be trying it a second time
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