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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:13 pm

Cottage cheese: coarse grind black pepper, salt and paprika.

Yummie.

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Post by Alkarii » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 pm

I bought a grill this morning. We just had steaks and pork chops. The steak damn near fell apart from just my fork.
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Post by Catawampus » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:36 am

Bookworm wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:36 pm
.22, if you're good enough for head shots, is great for that sort of thing. Leaves the pelt and most meat intact. Mind you, if you're going to do that, just use a pellet gun. They're not exactly known for being tough (not like possum, which requires a 30-30 to get a heart shot)
I know a guy who tried squirrel hunting for dinner using .44 magnum HP rounds. Technically, he was successful in that he did indeed shoot the squirrels. . .

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Post by Dave » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:58 am

Catawampus wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:36 am
I know a guy who tried squirrel hunting for dinner using .44 magnum HP rounds. Technically, he was successful in that he did indeed shoot the squirrels. . .
Hmmmm... a bit like a point that came up in a Multiverse webcomic recently.... "hamburger" equated to "cow slurry".

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Post by GlytchMeister » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:52 am

In my experience, squirrel is too bitter and full of tannins from their diet, and not enough comes from each animal to be particularly worth the effort of hunting them specifically. When I was homeless, if any of my deadfall traps got a squirrel, I’d eat it (mainly in stews with potatos and carrots), but I never bothered shooting arrows at them. One, they’re twitchy little bastards, and two, some of the hardwoods in the forest I was holed up in could dull the bejeezus outta my cheap arrows.

Never shoot at crow for another reason:

They’re smart.

The flock will remember you, and they can make life hell if they want. I was fortunate enough to know better before I was homeless, but I met a guy who essentially lost the ability to hunt in his neck of the woods because he once shot a crow, and their warning cries would warn the other animals of his presence. They’d also poop on him a LOT.

I didn’t have the knowhow to properly clean and butcher a deer, and my bow wasn’t powerful enough to reliably kill one anyway, so I didn’t try for them.

Rabbits are your best bet, IMhumbleO. They’re skittish but not nearly as twitchy as squirrels, they meat up pretty well on all the gardens and such, and though they are gamey, they aren’t nearly as disgustingly bitter as the squirrels I’ve eaten. You just have to watch out for protein poisoning with them - they have almost no fat, so make sure to have a source of fat and/or carbs when eating lots of rabbits.

My homeless diet was mainly centered around buying starches, fats, fruits, and veggies on the cheap or getting them for free after farmers’ markets closed, and then killing all of my own meat - mainly rabbits and bluegill from a nearby lake. I was never good enough to catch bass.
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Post by Atomic » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:18 pm

Squirrel hunting story -- Some friends were discussing what type of dogs were best for which type of hunting - pointers, retrievers, etc. One guy popped up with the best dog for hunting squirrels was a.... Chihuahua! And why, you ask?

Seems the frantic little yap hounds just can't keep their cool anywhere near a squirrel, and bark their little hearts out with lots of jumping and other such noisy activity in the leaves. Squirrel, of course, hears the voice of doom coming for them and runs up the tree to hide. But -- curiosity takes over, and it will look around the trunk or branch to see what they were running from. When they discover they scooted half way up a tree to avoid a noisy little nothing the size of a coffee can, they just have to come back down and scold it. So, down they come to the end of the nearest branch, just out of reach of the now apoplectic Chihuahua which is on the verge of having a stroke by this point.

And now you have your shot. Dog shrieking at squirrel four feet away on a just-out-of-reach branch, squirrel perched on end of the branch scolding the dog, and you getting an unobstructed bead on a near stationary target low to the ground.
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Post by Alkarii » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:10 am

The tooling guy at work said that it's best to have someone who knows how to cook squirrel show me how to cook them, otherwise I wouldn't like the meat.

But all night I've been thinking about trying to get a rabbit some time this week, preferably before Thursday (or maybe Thursday morning), and having rabbit stew or roasted rabbit for Thanksgiving.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:58 am

This time of year, the only animal trails you’re likely to see are those made by deer and other heavy animals - leaf litter tends to cover up the trails made by smaller critters unless they’re high-traffic, and that doesn’t happen too often without some kind of bottlenecking topography.

That is, unless you’re very good at tracking and have the time to invest in that effort. I’d look for bits of floof from their fur caught on twigs, and pay attention to mudpots and soft surfaces like that.

You’ve got varmint firearms, so that’ll make things a lot easier, you likely won’t have to depend on traps. Really just depends on your local rabbit population and how active they are. The rabbits where I was camping were pretty relaxed about humans, so they were pretty easy to observe and hunt, but I don’t know what kind of area you’re in. If they’re real skittish, I would just make a shitload of deadfall traps and turn it into a numbers game.
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Post by Alkarii » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:33 am

Actually, I was gonna go to the mountain, because there's not a lot of leaf litter at all in the yard around the house, and there's rabbits all over the place.

However, I may not actually go, because I may or may not have slept on a nerve again, because my left hand, wrist, forearm, and a small area of my back are hurting. My hand is the worst, though. I think I've mentioned being left handed, but I shoot right handed, so I have no idea if the weight will be too much.
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Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:20 am

Ha! Here's an oddly interesting quote (as always, from my wallpaper changer):
“Real punks help little old ladies across the street because it shocks more people than if they spit on the sidewalk.” - Unknown

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Post by Catawampus » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:26 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:20 am
Ha! Here's an oddly interesting quote (as always, from my wallpaper changer):
“Real punks help little old ladies across the street because it shocks more people than if they spit on the sidewalk.” - Unknown
So what if you help little old ladies who want to spit on the sidewalk?

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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:59 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:20 am
Ha! Here's an oddly interesting quote (as always, from my wallpaper changer):
“Real punks help little old ladies across the street because it shocks more people than if they spit on the sidewalk.” - Unknown
One i ran across years ago:
"Animal Rights" activists harass women in fur coats on the street because it's safer than hassling bikers in leathers.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 am

Being kind is punk as fuck.

Nothing sticks it to The Man more than caring for your fellow man.

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Post by TazManiac » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:36 am

Harken thee, young squire, to immersion in one Woodie Guthrie
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Post by GlytchMeister » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:33 pm

“This Machine Kills Fascists”

Clever.
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