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A Hen Party

A Hen Party

Solving the case of the disappearing chickens takes a turn with the help of some trail camera ingenuity.
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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, A wise choice that neither of us went there. I had the fajitas tonight and everyone even my wife enjoyed them. Unfortunately we ate most of it and there will not be much for leftovers. We have had snow today and I don't know, if it's cold tomorrow, maybe some venison chili.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

and i probaly still would have spelled it wrong

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

yes bigjake lol..i was pretty tired when i wrote that.. sorry for that

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Uuuuuh, I have never eaten a member of the weasel or rodent family (to sidestep the question you were about to pose).
I too am the grill-master at Case de Captain... speaking of grilling, I may have to buy a young goat and throw it on the grill here. There is an idea!

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, Thank you, I am not found of any of the weasels. Rodents do well, I was going to ask you if you have ever eaten beaver but...we probably ought not to go there. The rodent is very edible.
I am the one in my house who cooks the wild meat, I also cook on the grill, but if it is wild, it falls to me. After thirty years, I am just grateful she will eat wild meat.
Tonight I will saute some onions and bell peppers, with a few seasonings, salt pepper, hot sauce, then throw in the venison strips and wrap them in tortillas. They should be good, but I will let you know tomorrow.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Ah, thank you for clarifying Mr. Bo. If you ever visit I will not prepare wolverine stew for you.
My wife has gotten to the point that when she sees a deer serenely grazing in a field, she says, "Mmmmmm, backstrap!"
You are making my mouth water talking about fajitas. My wife makes phenomenal fajitas, homemade tortillas, guacamole...
Dang it, now I am really hungry!

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, I will not eat any spider, some fish, water moccasins, (they are nasty) but any mammal can be eaten, some like possums are more labor intensive to get any enjoyment out of. I can eat possum but there it helps to be real hungry. Prairie dogs, muskrat, even skunk are fair game to me. But with the skunk, go for a head shot, because if it sprays, you won't be able to get close enough to clean it.
Oh, I will not eat any weasel family. Other than that, I think that probably covers the bulk of it. I grew up poor and have done several survival courses. So I am told I do not march with the mainstream. My wife will not eat it if I don't tell her what it is. She is not big on Mystery Meat. My kids grew up eating all sorts of wild things and it's not so much of a big deal to them, my wife prefers food that comes wrapped in plastic, at least until we got married. She is slowly but surely learning to accept the more wild foods. We are having venison fajitas tonight for supper and she is very good with that.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

freddie, you mean heron? herring are fish, lol

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Coons are very smart creatures but I dont think I would wont to eat them.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Bo, is there any animal that you will not eat?
I typically leave raccoons where I kill them... on the side of the road with tire tracks going over them and goo coming out both ends.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

We had fish missing from our pond. One night i saw a racoon by it, but i live in the city and can't shoot. The next day i saw a herring fly down to it and grab a fish. So i just put a net over it so they can't get to the pond. Because this coon lives in the city and gets plenty of food, this thing was huge! It was much much bigger than the ones in the photos. I wish i had a trail camera on it.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Well, those coons are good eating size. But you got to parboil them several times to get some of that fat off or they are nasty. Then you can slow cook them or smoke 'em. If you smoke them do not have them over any direct heat source, If you didn't get all the fat parboiled off, you will have fat dripping down on the heat and it will burn to a cinder.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I had a bunch of mallards that i would raise and turn loose in the fall.Same as you the coons chewed into the cage and decimated the ducks.but justice prevailed and is still being repaid ever chance i get.Coons are nothing but wermon where i live .

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from cjohnsrud wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Coons are crafty & mean little buggers. Had a friend that went thru the same situation. He ended up catching one in the hen house to solve the mystery. He had figured it was either a fox or ferrel cats. But, never figured it to be cute little Coons.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

freddie, you mean heron? herring are fish, lol

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Ah, thank you for clarifying Mr. Bo. If you ever visit I will not prepare wolverine stew for you.
My wife has gotten to the point that when she sees a deer serenely grazing in a field, she says, "Mmmmmm, backstrap!"
You are making my mouth water talking about fajitas. My wife makes phenomenal fajitas, homemade tortillas, guacamole...
Dang it, now I am really hungry!

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from cjohnsrud wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Coons are crafty & mean little buggers. Had a friend that went thru the same situation. He ended up catching one in the hen house to solve the mystery. He had figured it was either a fox or ferrel cats. But, never figured it to be cute little Coons.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I had a bunch of mallards that i would raise and turn loose in the fall.Same as you the coons chewed into the cage and decimated the ducks.but justice prevailed and is still being repaid ever chance i get.Coons are nothing but wermon where i live .

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Well, those coons are good eating size. But you got to parboil them several times to get some of that fat off or they are nasty. Then you can slow cook them or smoke 'em. If you smoke them do not have them over any direct heat source, If you didn't get all the fat parboiled off, you will have fat dripping down on the heat and it will burn to a cinder.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

We had fish missing from our pond. One night i saw a racoon by it, but i live in the city and can't shoot. The next day i saw a herring fly down to it and grab a fish. So i just put a net over it so they can't get to the pond. Because this coon lives in the city and gets plenty of food, this thing was huge! It was much much bigger than the ones in the photos. I wish i had a trail camera on it.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Bo, is there any animal that you will not eat?
I typically leave raccoons where I kill them... on the side of the road with tire tracks going over them and goo coming out both ends.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, I will not eat any spider, some fish, water moccasins, (they are nasty) but any mammal can be eaten, some like possums are more labor intensive to get any enjoyment out of. I can eat possum but there it helps to be real hungry. Prairie dogs, muskrat, even skunk are fair game to me. But with the skunk, go for a head shot, because if it sprays, you won't be able to get close enough to clean it.
Oh, I will not eat any weasel family. Other than that, I think that probably covers the bulk of it. I grew up poor and have done several survival courses. So I am told I do not march with the mainstream. My wife will not eat it if I don't tell her what it is. She is not big on Mystery Meat. My kids grew up eating all sorts of wild things and it's not so much of a big deal to them, my wife prefers food that comes wrapped in plastic, at least until we got married. She is slowly but surely learning to accept the more wild foods. We are having venison fajitas tonight for supper and she is very good with that.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Uuuuuh, I have never eaten a member of the weasel or rodent family (to sidestep the question you were about to pose).
I too am the grill-master at Case de Captain... speaking of grilling, I may have to buy a young goat and throw it on the grill here. There is an idea!

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, A wise choice that neither of us went there. I had the fajitas tonight and everyone even my wife enjoyed them. Unfortunately we ate most of it and there will not be much for leftovers. We have had snow today and I don't know, if it's cold tomorrow, maybe some venison chili.

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Coons are very smart creatures but I dont think I would wont to eat them.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Captain, Thank you, I am not found of any of the weasels. Rodents do well, I was going to ask you if you have ever eaten beaver but...we probably ought not to go there. The rodent is very edible.
I am the one in my house who cooks the wild meat, I also cook on the grill, but if it is wild, it falls to me. After thirty years, I am just grateful she will eat wild meat.
Tonight I will saute some onions and bell peppers, with a few seasonings, salt pepper, hot sauce, then throw in the venison strips and wrap them in tortillas. They should be good, but I will let you know tomorrow.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

yes bigjake lol..i was pretty tired when i wrote that.. sorry for that

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from abfreddie64 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

and i probaly still would have spelled it wrong

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