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cage    Posted 01-28-2022 at 10:35:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • always wanted to sit around a campfire and cook/eat a jack rabbit. In the past I was warned not eat them, possibly parasites? I will be in sw texas in a couple of weeks and am looking for input if this this is a worthwhile endeaver or not.

    cage    Posted 02-02-2022 at 10:52:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I will pass on the jack rabbit, perhaps a hog or javalina would be better fare.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 01-30-2022 at 09:39:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I used to go out rabbit hunting when I was in my teens and maybe a little after that. Back then the rabbits weren't a problem. It wasn't unusual to bag a couple of healthy ones to eat. But now.....not so sure about that. Nearly every rabbit I see has some kind of problem: sore places, etc. I haven't cleaned one in 50 years or so, so I can't give you much more than that. Maybe it's all in my mind, but the amount of different things to catch and get sick with has grown exponentially. Maybe it's just more knowledge and it's always been there. Either way, I don't think I'm all that keen on having wild rabbit now.

    I would think a cottontail would be more palatable though. Jack rabbits tend to be lean and tough. There are plenty of both out running around.

    Roby-Ga    Posted 01-30-2022 at 12:20:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As teens we used to go over to this unincorporated island that had bridge access, we would take turns riding on the fender of the car or stand in the bed of a pickup and shoot them. I remember freezing to death on that fender, having fun all the while...those were to good old days.

    Joe in Texas    Posted 01-31-2022 at 08:31:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • After I got married (first time at age 21) I had a 1949 Ford pickup with a flat head six and a four speed with a "granny" gear. I could put it in low, work the steering wheel and the spotlight that was mounted on top, and shoot my 22 pistol left handed. The rabbits were plentiful up and down the turnrows where I lived. For that matter, possums, raccoons, even a few porcupines and skunks ended up being targets. Sadly, back in those days I didn't eat much of my kills. I had a couple of dogs that would ride in the back, I could tell them what to go fetch and what to leave with good success. Wish I had them back, but they would be 50 years old now.

    Now it's more like taking care of prairie dogs with a 22 and a scope. I know they are cute to the city folks, but it's unreal how much damage they can do to a piece of land.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-29-2022 at 00:59:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Texas.
    Find a side road just after sunset, drive down it with the headlights on and .22
    You should have no problem finding jack rabbits.
    That .22 in a semi-fire model should be easy enough to get your fill in about 20 minutes if your a bad shot.

    Eh, What's up doc?

    cagw    Posted 01-29-2022 at 16:58:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Soo, you have done this in the past Bruce?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-29-2022 at 23:02:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Maybe a year or two ago. . . Well, more like about 53 or so.

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