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    you got to boil it first or else it's tough.
    then you can throw him on the grill.
    the meat aint as good to me as squirrel, but it's a white
    meat and i like dark.
    not as white as possum though...
    i was on my way home from the neighbors yesterday and got a
    fresh squirrel off the road. only hit on his head too.
    made a good quick meal.
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    Delicious with brown gravy and onions.

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    I remember back in the early 70's that a buddy and I shot quite a few coons (rabbits, squirrels, etc) and always put them on the plate. We knew then that whether you planned to bake, grill or smoke them (like Navajo said) they need a bit of boiling first. I always prepped the meat, bagged or wrapped it, then put it in the refrigerator for a day or so. Then washed it again before dropping it in the pot of water with a quartered onion, a bit of salt and black pepper, and let it "condition" for about half an hour before final prep. A good bacon wrap and brown sugar rub (with cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, etc.) will turn it into a real delicacy.

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    when I was a kid we ate some every now and then at my grand mamas . she would bake them in the oven real slow covered in tinfoil. they were tender enough without boiling. but they were greasy. my brother cooked one about 5 years ago, he couldn't eat it! yea now nays about as wild as I get is deer meat,,,,,,,,,,
    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !

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    I was born and grew up in Missouri. We always had coon dogs and most Fall and winter nights we'd be out hunting. At a ton of coon, possum, ground hogs, whatever. That was back in the 50's and early 60's. What Olskool said; you can bake 'em slow or BBQ them and they aren't that tough. you can also fix them up like pulled pork. They're a bit greasy but pretty good eatin' if you're hungry.

    I haven't had coon for years, possum either. The last possum I had was on my Grandfather's 100th birthday. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he said he'd like to cook up a possum and some cabbage. I went out and got him one and at 0300 in the morning him and I were eating possum and cabbage. He said it was the best he ever had. That was 35 years ago so I can't swear to how good it was now, but I remember it was good eating it with my Grandfather!
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    ive eaten several coon ,I think they are good .I have baked them and put them in a stew , the next one I get will be barbecued .chicken of the tree.
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    Years ago,hunting w/dad and his ol buddies.They would make buscuits w.squirrel gravy in the morning.It was ok.I guess coon or possum wouldn’t be much worse.You’d eat it if you were starving!
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    Clean off the fat and glands. Then boil with some vegetables, separate the meat from the bones, put in a slower cooker with liquid smoke and some BBQ sause.


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    I can only remember eating coon once about 45 years ago when working on a tow boat in Louisiana. It wasn't bad, fixed by Mr. Eddie, the Cajun cook, but I never acquired a taste for it enough to go to the work to prepare one myself.
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