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Wabbit Hunting

Johnny Stiletto

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Jun 20, 2008
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114
Location
Rome, Wisconsin, USA
I've taken up wabbit hunting recently (or wecently) and I've never been before now. Who else here hunts the wascally wabbits? If anyone has any wabbit hunting, preparing or feasting tips or stories, I would love to hear them.
 

SFCRetired

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Oct 29, 2008
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Montgomery, Alabama, USA
My Dad would not have anything to do with wild rabbits this far South (I'm in Alabama) because he said the winters didn't get cold enough to kill off the diseased ones. From what I've learned since then, he was probably talking about both worms and tularemia.

Where you are, in Wisconsin, the rabbits should be OK after the first really hard frost, but I would check with someone who is far more knowledgeable than I am.
 

petrophase

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Apr 1, 2009
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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
We hunt rabbits quite a bit. Truth be told, I'd rather hunt cottontails than just about anything but goats. A well roasted rabbit is IMHO the best tasting meat, game or otherwise, out there. We do also hunt and eat jackrabbits. When well prepared they are very tasty also, and work well in many dishes designed for beef.
 

Johnny Stiletto

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Rome, Wisconsin, USA
Yes, possible death would fit in to my 'bad experience' category. Because of this, I will no longer eat Trix cereal because I have no idea where that stupid white rabbit has been. I will take my chances out in the field after the first frost, though, thanks to some good advice. Snowshoe hare by me is open all season. I wonder if they are safe.

I don't hunt with beagles or anything. Truth be told, it would probably be easiest for me to just pop one of those little guys in my yard early in the morning when I leave for work, but I'd rather reduce the wabbit pollution elsewhere.

Petrophase, how do you prepare your delicious catch?
 

petrophase

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Apr 1, 2009
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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
Yes, possible death would fit in to my 'bad experience' category. Because of this, I will no longer eat Trix cereal because I have no idea where that stupid white rabbit has been. I will take my chances out in the field after the first frost, though, thanks to some good advice. Snowshoe hare by me is open all season. I wonder if they are safe.

I don't hunt with beagles or anything. Truth be told, it would probably be easiest for me to just pop one of those little guys in my yard early in the morning when I leave for work, but I'd rather reduce the wabbit pollution elsewhere.

Petrophase, how do you prepare your delicious catch?

Roasted in a dutch oven with potatoes and onions.
 

Coded-Dude

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Oct 18, 2010
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317
Location
Roseville
Never needed them in OK either. Flushing em out of blackberry bushes was generally guaranteed. But I own a basset and would love to take him out sometimes. They are supposedly pretty good at circling the rabbit back around to you(when properly trained).
 

Old Grump

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Jan 22, 2010
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387
Location
Blue River, Wisconsin, USA
Shoot em, skin em, clean them, cut em up, soak the pieces overnight in the refrigerator in salt water, shake and bake just like you would pork chops or chicken. Don't get no better or no easier than that.
 
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