Connecting with the bunnies

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  1. MarceloF

    MarceloF New Member

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    I have been going out with my son looking for rabbits and we finally found a good spot to hunt...seems like early evening is the best time at this location but we need a couple more early trips to confirm our theory:) 5f7d6a2046be1833f9dadf564ef9f931.jpg bdb18f0ae09623f31bf6de735d4b7b59.jpg e52f0056312f5f1c35750a8ea40378fa.jpg


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    Nice job dad. Love to see that.
     
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    Great going, Marcelo.....Family hunting trips are the best....And the kids will love that rabbit (Mostly the cottontail...;))
     
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    I vacuum sealed and frozen the cotton tail...we haven’t tried it yet...the jacks...I found that the meat tasted a bit liverish but not bad. Just need to add the right seasoning.

    P.S. even my wife has enjoyed the search for game. :)


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  5. SurfNHuntSD

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    Nice going, getting the kids into it. I'm pretty much the only jackrabbit meat advocate on here (or anywhere, really). They taste great but need to be braised at least for a couple hours with strong flavors to match.
     
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    Good job great family fun.
     
  7. MarceloF

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    That’s what I thought. Strong flavor seasoning...I used bacon, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, garlic powder, salt and a bit of MsDash salt free seasoning and sautéed sliced back strap over thinly sliced baguette.


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  8. WaterDawg

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    Way to connect! Always great to get in touch with your inner fur ball. Finding your own spots is very rewarding too. Try soaking the meat in milk for 8 hours to get rid of the strong flavor.
     
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  9. ilovesprig

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    I don't use milk. but I do soak rabbit, geese, & ducks for 2 or 3 days.....Cold temp in fridge and change water daily.

    Fileting the meat from the rabbit helps too.....No gut or fur touches the meat.

    One more tip.....Invest in a Jaccard meat tenderizer....Does wonders for the flavor and taste with your favorite rub.

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    Nice going on the rabbits, Marcelo. Your boys looked hooked. Congrats.
     
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  11. MarceloF

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    I have been soaking the meat in salt water to get the blood out. I’ll try the milk some time to see what happens. I’ll keep an eye out for a jaccard as well.


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  12. WaterDawg

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    Steve’s right the Jaccard rocks. I use the milk soak on anything bloody, including fish like thresher shark. Something about the Acid in the milk draws out blood. After the soak the milk is pink so you can tell it’s working. Good luck!
     
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  13. Jacobs18

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    That’s awesome. I never thought about doing the gutless method on rabbits.

    ETA how do you check for tularemia though?


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  14. ilovesprig

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    I don't.....I also never touch any gut and don't wear gloves.....Still standing after years of cleaning rabbits.....lol
     
  15. Jacobs18

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    Well that’s a very good point.


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  16. TonyS

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    For thresher I always just pop the gills while its flopping. Live heart does all the work.
     
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