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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6907633
06/22/20 08:04 PM
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Warbles are delicious lightly charred over a wood fire.
I guess anyone in the deep south, waiting for the first frost, can never eat rabbits.
Rabbits should not be eaten by males with a 'Nancy' in their name...

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908300
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Thanks everyone I appreciate the insights and responses. So from what I’ve gathered here and elsewhere it seems to me that as long as the meat is properly cooked that other than the unsightliness of the botflie larvae there really shouldn’t be any additional issues that would not otherwise be encountered when consuming wild rabbit meat. Just make sure its cooked to proper temp...

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908330
06/23/20 01:37 PM
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Really good article krispcritter. Thanks.

I see less fleas, ticks, tapeworms, liver flukes, etc in rabbits in winter than summer.
The points about Tularemia, warbles, etc in that article, and this thread, seem valid.


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908347
06/23/20 02:11 PM
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I ate a few last month that were in my garden. There are still a few out there that need to go but they are harder to see now the garden is up. Im still alive. Just cook it well done.


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908350
06/23/20 02:14 PM
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I et rabbit in the summer.
Some years they get the tick infestation,I dont bother with them when they get the ticks.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908359
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I eat rabbits in the summer. Our season starts in September. Just don't shoot anything that looks sick.

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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908444
06/23/20 04:21 PM
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If well and thoroughly cooked, they will be safe to eat. The danger of disease comes from handling the animal with cut's etc on your hands, wear rubber gloves like for all fur put up..

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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: BigBob] #6908453
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Originally Posted by BigBob
If well and thoroughly cooked, they will be safe to eat. The danger of disease comes from handling the animal with cut's etc on your hands, wear rubber gloves lioke for all fur put up..

That's good advice Big Bob
High school student died here in the 70's from cleaning a squirrel bare handed.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908561
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This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908694
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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Pike River] #6908796
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Originally Posted by Pike River
This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.

That's just what my father says and he's been right enough for me to not want to stray away from what he says

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Artrapper16] #6908802
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Originally Posted by Artrapper16
Originally Posted by Pike River
This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.

That's just what my father says and he's been right enough for me to not want to stray away from what he says

Same deal with my Grandpa and Father, why take a chance ?
And it has to run first.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Artrapper16] #6908831
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Originally Posted by Artrapper16
Originally Posted by Pike River
This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.

That's just what my father says and he's been right enough for me to not want to stray away from what he says


I'll stick with what I've been taught. And look at the liver for white spots..


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Pike River] #6908838
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Originally Posted by Pike River
This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.


THIS comment is based on tradition...I can't speak for the science, but again, if you're unsure and you trap...keep them for bait!


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908921
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if you dont want to eat them, if they are not tearing up your garden, then dont shoot them. waste not want not


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6908926
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I learn something from this post, I was always taught to not eat the rabbits till first frost also like some stated Now I know different. The season here open Sept 1 and tree rats, I was wondering why since for shooting them would be a waste , now I know it will not be and like any other animal to eat always check the liver. I do on all.


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Tom cat] #6908970
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Originally Posted by Tom cat
Originally Posted by Pike River
This comment is based on tradition, not science. Shoot rabbits to eat in any month with an "R" in it.


I'll stick with what I've been taught. And look at the liver for white spots..

Yup! No strawberry livers.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6909076
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I have shot hundreds of them in the summer month for table fare. But the rest of you better stay safe and only shoot them in month with an X in them. wink


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Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6909339
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Rabbits here are very good in august-young of year are very tender.

Re: Eating wild rabbit in summer months?? [Re: Craig S.] #6909376
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Season don't open here till October.Thats ok cause I don't want to eat wormy rabbits anyhow.


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