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Muskrat tails/muskrat meat #7781739
01/25/23 06:22 AM
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Looking for a buyer /market for muskrat tails and meat.

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7782122
01/25/23 03:04 PM
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Try a raptor or mammal rehabilitation place. I have one near me and they take carcasses on occasion I don't charge them but it's a way to make sure they are used and it's good press if they mention it in conversation.


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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7782128
01/25/23 03:14 PM
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Pretty strong meat market here

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: DaveP] #7782185
01/25/23 05:04 PM
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One can make MTO (muskrat tail oil) with
the tails.

Some say it is as good or better than BTO !! laugh

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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: walleyed] #7782798
01/26/23 09:35 AM
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I'll stick with olive oil


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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7782799
01/26/23 09:38 AM
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Does anything eat the tails? They are the only thing left in my carcass piles.


Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783042
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Muskrat tail earrings! grin

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783043
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Go to the trap shed and buy the muskrat livers, they make great liver Patte! grin

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783197
01/26/23 06:27 PM
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Savell's sun dried muskrat tails! Might be the new thing, and better than possum'


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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783337
01/26/23 09:16 PM
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We bake the muskrat with the tail on, excellant eating!!!

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: victor#0] #7783350
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Originally Posted by victor#0
We bake the muskrat with the tail on, excellant eating!!!

I've eaten a lot of muskrat but not the tail. I tried beaver tail once not that great.

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: victor#0] #7783377
01/26/23 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by victor#0
We bake the muskrat with the tail on, excellant eating!!!

Is that like frying a trout with the head on.


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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783496
01/26/23 11:15 PM
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I've eaten a lot of muskrat but not the tail. I tried beaver tail once not that great.


I think muskrat tastes a lot like early season puddle ducks, just different shaped pieces. If the beef only people up here really got hungry and lived by a slough in a non-drought year when there were mrats around, they'd learn to eat them.

Isn't a person supposed to make soup out of the beaver tail? I tried frying one in college. Poor choice of cooking. It was like eating a greasy rubber biscuit. I think it ended up hanging out in our day room for a while until someone finally threw it away.


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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783583
01/27/23 12:54 AM
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We eat the tail too, not much on there but it's good. Never heard of beaver tail soup, you cook it over a fire.......I guess you can fry it too, then peel the skin back and eat the inside. It's just fat.

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7783767
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I had the beaver tail in bean soup as the base. Soup was good but tail was just fat.

Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: mike mason] #7784019
01/27/23 03:38 PM
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James Elburn
1529 Duhamel Corner Rd.
Sudlersville, Md 21668
410-438-3969

I sell my furs and bodies to him. I believe I get $2.50 a body. Not sure how far he is form you. but if you have a lot, it may be worth it. Sometimes He will buy beaver and some coons as well. Call and see what he needs.

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Re: Muskrat tails/muskrat meat [Re: VictorD] #7784053
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Originally Posted by VictorD
James Elburn
1529 Duhamel Corner Rd.
Sudlersville, Md 21668
410-438-3969

I sell my furs and bodies to him. I believe I get $2.50 a body. Not sure how far he is form you. but if you have a lot, it may be worth it. Sometimes He will buy beaver and some coons as well. Call and see what he needs.

Thank you!

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