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#2819574 - 05/01/12 11:12 PM Rabbit
Witness
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I have always let deer age a few days before cooking. I would assume rabbit should be done the same way…dress it & let it sit in the fridge 2 or 3 days. What is your routine?
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#2819579 - 05/01/12 11:25 PM Re: Rabbit [Re: Witness]
gatodoc
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I Always clean em and soak them n dilute salt water in fridge for 24 hrs...

Don't know for sure why, but pap did it that way so I do too...

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#2819632 - 05/02/12 06:12 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: gatodoc]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: gatodoc
I Always clean em and soak them n dilute salt water in fridge for 24 hrs...

Don't know for sure why, but pap did it that way so I do too...


try it without soaking in saltwater. that takes all the flavor out of it.
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#2820403 - 05/03/12 12:32 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: stik]
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So stik, do you just put the cleaned meat in a covered dish in the fridge? How long? Do you usually make a stew or fry?

I know rabbit is not in season, but I have a couple checking out my garden already & I'm not gonna let them munch on my veggies again this year and I don't want to waste the meat...

Thanks!!
DD
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#2820593 - 05/03/12 10:08 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: Witness]
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 Originally Posted By: Witness

I know rabbit is not in season, but I have a couple checking out my garden already & I'm not gonna let them munch on my veggies again this year and I don't want to waste the meat...


Got two words for ya:

Eric Kilby


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#2820883 - 05/03/12 04:15 PM Re: Rabbit [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
 Originally Posted By: Witness

I know rabbit is not in season, but I have a couple checking out my garden already & I'm not gonna let them munch on my veggies again this year and I don't want to waste the meat...


Got two words for ya:

Eric Kilby


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Hopefully one wouldn't be cited for pest control... if I catch a critter eating my vegetables and have my BB gun, the critter will do the backflip of death.

Why is it that I see so many rabbits off-season (especially this time of year) and see them while deer hunting, but when it's rabbit season and I actually have my shotgun, I never see any. Combination of murphy's law and not rabbit hunting enough I guess.
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#2821190 - 05/04/12 03:58 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: Witness]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Witness
So stik, do you just put the cleaned meat in a covered dish in the fridge? How long? Do you usually make a stew or fry?

I know rabbit is not in season, but I have a couple checking out my garden already & I'm not gonna let them munch on my veggies again this year and I don't want to waste the meat...

Thanks!!
DD


i never really age a rabbit. grilled or fried

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#2821371 - 05/04/12 10:17 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: stik]
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catman,
Read this:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthre...rue#Post2802996
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#2821551 - 05/04/12 02:21 PM Re: Rabbit [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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I did read that ruger, funny story. I remember hearing you can shoot small game out of season if they are damaging property. So I hope I wouldn't get cited for shooting any stupid critter that tries to get in the house or eat my vegetables.
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#2821786 - 05/04/12 08:47 PM Re: Rabbit [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
 Originally Posted By: Witness

I know rabbit is not in season, but I have a couple checking out my garden already & I'm not gonna let them munch on my veggies again this year and I don't want to waste the meat...


Got two words for ya:

Eric Kilby


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#2822370 - 05/05/12 11:00 PM Re: Rabbit [Re: timberjack86]
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No need to age rabbit, but I do brine them for pretty much every dish. Brining them will help maintain moisture. I LOVE Rabbit n Dumplins and that is one of the favorite game dishes around my house. Buttermilk Fried Rabbit is good and you can also make excellent stew.
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#2826388 - 05/11/12 09:13 AM Re: Rabbit [Re: Poser]
Atchman2
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I'm pretty sure if a rabbit is causing harm to your person or property you can take them out. If you are concerned just call your local TWRA guy and get permission. If there is a squirrel chewing a hole in my house I wouldn't hesitate; season or no.

I actually had a deer depredation permit last year. The deer were destroying this lady's yard and garden (she is a gardener and probably has thousands of dollars worth of land scaping).

I had another one for a bobcat that was eating this lady's chickens. The TWRA agent actually asked why I was calling, but since they weren't "my" chickens, I thought I should make sure I was within the law. Always better to know than to guess.

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