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Hare, rabbit, boar, venison, pheasant, grouse, squirrel, etc.?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
1 Nov 2009 /  #1
Has anyone sampled these game species? If so, what do you think? I have and like them all. (Incidentally, I like and will eat most everything except for bitter-tasting Belgian endive, curry and the tumeric in that sour, yucky-yellow American mustard!)

In Poland people don't eat squirrel which is actually quite nice. But when you skin and dress one it does look like a rat. BTW, our greyish-brown Michigan squirrels are much bigger and therefore meatier than the tiny red squirrels that predominate in Poland.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
1 Nov 2009 /  #2
Wild Boar, venison, rabbit, pheasant and grouse...Red quirrels are protected in the UK and grey squirrels are vermin, would be like eating rats!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
1 Nov 2009 /  #3
our greyish-brown Michigan squirrels are much bigger and therefore meatier than the tiny red squirrels that predominate in Poland.

You eat squirrels?
That might be Illegal in Michigan?

would be like eating rats!

they have rabies also

Has anyone sampled these game species? I

Ive had Venison before and its very tasty:)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
1 Nov 2009 /  #4
Ive had Venison before and its very tasty:)

Its so nice...roasted vegies and a red wine jus.....yummy!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
1 Nov 2009 /  #5
Hunting season starts soon if it already hasnt,
I dont go hunting personally but I know a few guys that do and when they return Im sure Ill get some:)

I think Mr. P might be pulling our leg with the squirrels but then again its PF:)

yucky-yellow American mustard!)

Pardon me do you have any Grey Poupon...lol

I love our yellow mustard:)

Ive had the German, French mustards theyre good also,

The only thing I like more than Mustard is Ketchup, I guess its the Yank in me

I just put some Ketchup on my eggs:)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Nov 2009 /  #6
Some ketchup on your eggs? Sly, sly ;) ;) You know how those girls love to lick it off ;) ;)

Sorry, this is a Polish forum after all.

I've tried rabbit but I just sampled it. I was taken aback at watching it being skinned so only had a morsel or two.

Venison, yes. I was given some by my fellow teacher here. The texture is the best part of it, it just sits in your mouth beautifully.

I've tried a couple of game birds as my best friends Dad was a hunter and caught some, using those lovely hounds to bring them back. He was a lovely man, RIP
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
1 Nov 2009 /  #7
Has anyone sampled these game species?

All of them. Also: Duck, Goose (Canadian), Elk, Alligator, Turtle, Bison, and Quail.

ShelleyS
Do you like Lobster? I think their closest relative is the cockroach. (sorry) Here are some animals taken by friends with bow and arrow. Both guys like Catsup, BTW.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Nov 2009 /  #8
Hare, rabbit, boar, venison, pheasant, grouse, squirrel, etc.?

Out of that list i have eaten wild boar , found it quite tasty , but a bit chewy ,the rest does not appeal to me really , perhaps i just got more hungry whilst in Poland , and tried the wild boar when it was offered....

I am not against eating meat , but just don,t fancy trying all these various critters....if it was a matter of survival , then i would eat anything...
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
1 Nov 2009 /  #9
[quote=wildrover]if it was a matter of survival , then i would eat anything...

I come across this statement quite often. Truth be told, If it was a matter of survival, few people would have the skills or equipment to do so (skills being the more important). If you choose not to eat meat I am cool with that, I expect the same from you though.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Nov 2009 /  #10
few people would have the skills or equipment to do so (skills being the more important).

Oh , i have the skills...i can kill and prepare anything including worms , rats , birds , snakes , monkeys...just about anything that walks , craws , flies , or slithers...but i would prefer a tin of beans...i would have to be pretty hungery to eat some of the stuff the army taught me about....

OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
1 Nov 2009 /  #11
Absolutely no leg-pulling involved! I didn't mean to suggest I eat nothing but squirrel, in fact had it only a coupla times (when granddad who went pheasant and rabbit shooting in the Richmond and Smith's Creek areas of Michigan brought home a few). But they do have many devotees in my home state. For the culinarily adventurous, here are some ideas: woodybobs.com/bestsquirrelrecipes.html

S M A C Z N E G O !
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Nov 2009 /  #12
As a survival food squirrel is very good...still rather have a hamburger tho....
krysia 23 | 3,058  
1 Nov 2009 /  #13
I dont go hunting personally but I know a few guys that do and when they return Im sure Ill get some:)

They will bring you cow or horse.
Your FIB friends come all the way to Wisconsin and shoot everything that moves. "Duh...I'm a deer hunter, duh.."
Well, enjoy your deer-cow-horse-pig-dog-cat-squirrel whatever :)
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
1 Nov 2009 /  #14
Your FIB friends

FIB -LOL!

They would always get out of the boat with one guy having his hand bandaged.

We would tell them that a gaf hook wasn't needed for Pike and Musky. (good times!)
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
1 Nov 2009 /  #15
The best of both worlds: the squirrelburger!
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
1 Nov 2009 /  #16
Polonius3
I dream of a Manatee steak with a side of Spotted Owl stuffing.
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
1 Nov 2009 /  #17
We just came back from hunting .we had a tag for moose.well,the last day we bagged one.It is now at a butcher shop being cut up.The best is, we make pepperoni.That's the best way I like the meat. Also for thanksgiving we shot a couple of wild turkeys..First time I tried it.Not bad.In the spring we shot 6 rabbits.good tasting.The only problem with shooting your own venison----Buckshot-when eating watch out for it.!!!!!!!
time means 5 | 1,310  
1 Nov 2009 /  #18
with shooting your own venison----Buckshot-when eating watch out for it.!!!!!!!

Yeah we wouldn't want you to choke on it would we.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
1 Nov 2009 /  #19
polkamaniac
Nothing like a little Wild Turkey with my Wild Turkey! (If you know what I mean)
stevew 2 | 29  
6 Nov 2009 /  #20
Here in New Zealand I make my bigos with wild venison, wild pig, wild hare and domesticated beef, pork and bacon!

I am told its the best bigos ever :D The German white-wine sauerkraut probably has something to do with it too...
beckski 12 | 1,617  
7 Nov 2009 /  #21
rabbit

When I was little I would eat rabbit that my dad cooked. I remember it tasting very similar to chicken. If I were to eat rabbit today, I'd probably barf!

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