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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Groundhog recipes?
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:16:42 am »
Anyone have any good groundhog recipes? A buddy of mine has a family living under their house that they need removed. There are supposed to be 5 of them. So tonight after work Iím gonna take my air rifle and a couple traps over and try to reduce the numbers. Iíve heard good things about young ghogs. And good things about te toughness of their rawhide. So Iíll save their hides and meat from the young one. So anyone have some good ways of cooking them?

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Kyle

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 09:56:57 am »
Slow roast like pork, might make good smoked jerky, seasoned with Laury's seasoned salt, parsley sage rosemary and thyme, ground together, and marinaded.  Throw it in the slow cooker like pot roast!  Don't give the cooked bones to the dogs, though.  I'd like to see the rawhide at MoJam!
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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 06:25:58 am »
If Iím able to get any I can bring you a hide hawkdancer. We didnít see any yesterday. Mostly our fault as we were discussing and practicing takedowns in the yard while waiting for them to pop out. Not the most productive, but good way to spend an evening.

Kyle

Offline JEB

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 09:35:34 am »
I am sorry but I don;t know if I could get that hungry.  LOL

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 12:36:38 pm »
I hear it is fine table fare. But like anything, a good cook can make anything taste great.

I've always wanted to get a hold of some fresh hides to make bowstrings.
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Offline JEB

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 01:05:19 pm »
JW I just eliminated a 5#er the other day. There are 3 more roaming around doing lots of ground damage. If I get one I will skin it and freeze it for you.Unless you want me to send you some beaver or bear hide for silencers. I have a lot of that already tanned.

Offline jeffhalfrack

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 04:36:08 pm »
Cook it in an oven bag like pot roast ! Taters onions carrots ,,great pot roast jeffw

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 03:19:13 pm »
JW I just eliminated a 5#er the other day. There are 3 more roaming around doing lots of ground damage. If I get one I will skin it and freeze it for you.Unless you want me to send you some beaver or bear hide for silencers. I have a lot of that already tanned.

I would take you up on the offer of the chuck hide!
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Offline JEB

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 04:23:05 pm »
JUst spoke to my son and they saw 3 today. I go back up north I will do some hunting. If I skin and freeze and then send to you would that be OK

Offline ohma2

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 06:05:44 am »
Friend of mine from Meadville used to cook one up in a slow cooker with veggies  from time to time and it was very tasty.

Offline Will Tell

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 06:27:02 am »
Most of the folks I know only eat the little ones. We are over run with hogs and most people leave them in the field and the next day there is nothing left. The Buzzards clean them up as quick as you kill them.

Offline rkeltner

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 12:17:46 pm »
i've had groundhog a couple of times. fried up like rabbit is good, slow cooked in a crock pot is greasey, to the point of being slimey, but the taste was still good. they really aren't much more than oversized squirrels, they are dedicated herbivores, and there is very little disease that is common to them. their taste is not unlike rabbit, but there's a lot more to them. do make sure you get the musk glands out from under the front "armpits", as i understand that can have an adverse effect on flavor

Offline Dvshunter

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 12:36:36 pm »
Kyle, bring them to mojam and we can put em on a smoker down by the pavilion.
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Offline Mo_coon-catcher

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Re: Groundhog recipes?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 03:33:53 am »
Thatís not a bad idea putting them on the smoker at mojam. I still need to get the little things. Iíll probablt sit out there again tomorrow evening after work and see if I can get them. If not, itíll be time to dig out the traps.

Kyle