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Unread 01-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #40
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I have eaten many, many coons. I used to keep a pack of Plotts, blueticks, and redbones. I was out there hunting about every night through the fall and winter. Coon is like anything else-it can be good or it can be horrible, depending on the coon, what it's been eating, and especially depending on the cook. If people treated filet mignon the way they handle and try to cook wild game most of the time, it wouldn't be fit to eat, either.

Coon is really good bbq'd. I always laugh at people describing coon or other animals as "greasy," but then they like pork and beef. There is no meat on earth greasier than pork, and what's that running down your arm when you're eating a ground beef taco? . Coon is not as good as groundhog, but it can be excellent. Pick a young coon, clean and handle it right, remove those musk glands in the armpits, cook it right, and it's good.
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