Raccoon

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by jdmc0, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Something was getting my chickens so i set a live trap. So far i've caught two raccoons.. skinned, gutted, quartered , frooze. Anyone here ever smoke a raccoon? I'm thinking of adding it to the smoker this weekend.
     
  2. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I found this site for cooking coon ... http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zracoon.html
    Looks like most recipes call for some type of boiling or stewing ... but I figure you could shorten that down or just cook 'low n slow' ...
    Hope you remembered to remove the musk/scent glands and fat.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i never smoked a coon but i hear they taste like chicken... har har
     
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Can you really eat coons? When I was a kid there were alot of competition coon dog hunters but they never ate them. Never liked that idea. Hunting is for food not sport!

    That should get a rise going! [​IMG]

    Squeezy ole buddy ...

    You figured it out! What did you do to order the smoker?
     
  6. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gee mom! ... I thought you'd never ask? [​IMG] I ordered it from Amazon as per your suggestion (thank you very much ) and am having it delivered to my wife's daughter's place in Wisconsin ... should have it by the end of July!

    Cool eh? ... and thanks again!
     
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Congrats on the new smoker Squeezy! Did you get the free shipping?

    I'd have asked sooner but I was at a basketball game just got home an hour ago. We lost ...[​IMG]
     
  8. thanks for the replies
     
  9. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes my dear, I got the free shipping, now I hope it arrives in time!
    Delivery is between July 16 & 24 and I return home on the 28th ... should be OK
     
  10. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would try it, But it would be hard getting past the visions of those little critters snacking in a dumpster behind a fast food joint[​IMG]

    my 2 cents
     
  11. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    DEERMEAT.Ive yet to smoke a coon but have ate a few.Id think you would want to cook it like a roast first in water with some taters,carrots etc.to tenderize the coon,they can be tough.Then maybe a couple hours on the smoker for flavor.
     
  12. Raccoon was pretty much a hit. I ended up parboiling for 4 hours with a cup of butter dash of salt/garlic/ and a bay leaf on friday. I removed the pot and put in the fridge. Saturday morning I remove pot skim off the grease from the top and put the pieces on the smoker for 3 hours then the pieces went back into the pot and simmered. What really suprised me about the whole deal was that the kids really liked it. It ended up being very tender (kids deboned what was left yesterday) and tasty. I think i will pour some head country bbq on whats left and have a few sandwhiches with it til its gone. I have another in the freezer may try a whole different approach with the next one.
    Thanks for all the input.
     
  13. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think I will go cook a steak.
     
  14. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Me too ! ....
     
  15. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Always figured they were too hard to keep lit.
     
  16. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Nah, once you get them lit they take of runnin' and fan the flames. [​IMG]
     
  17. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    With all the chicken that coon has been eating it should taste like chicken!
     
  18. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hehehe i would have figured it would be like cooking carp on a board and throw the carp away and eat the board
     
  19. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LMAO, I'm with you linescum [​IMG]
     
  20. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    not sure about racoon but i saw a mammoth groundhog today & thought about the possibilities...[​IMG]
     

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