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cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:31 am    Post subject: Hare to prepare  Reply with quote    

Just got given a hare. Haven't skinned and gutted one since I was in my teens, so I'm a bit rusty.

Clean kill, the creature ran out a few feet in front of someone pointing a shotgun at a pheasant, apparently he barely had to change his aim to hit it in the head. As neither of them like hare, I'm the lucky recipient.

Good clean looking furry guy, whats my best bet? Gut like a rabbit saving as much blood as I can, cut the skin around the middle, skin off the back end then the front end?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you going to hang it?

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Are you going to hang it?


Already hung since Saturday morning, wee small hours... I could hang it I suppose, you think it'll benefit from much more hanging?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would have thought that until mid week would help.

Of course it's entirely subjective. How gamey do you like your game?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
How gamey do you like your game?


Not at all, unless of course it's Monopoly in which case the gamier the better.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
I would have thought that until mid week would help.

Of course it's entirely subjective. How gamey do you like your game?


I like it gamier than she does. Might give it another day or so.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's been very cold here. I hung my pheasants for a week and they were fine and I'm not a big fan of very gamey meat.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:
I would have thought that until mid week would help.

Of course it's entirely subjective. How gamey do you like your game?


I like it gamier than she does. Might give it another day or so.


When you said 'she' I assume you meant Tahir?

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:

When you said 'she' I assume you meant Tahir?


When discussing 'well hung and gamey', is Tahir name that springs to mind?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could get upset you know...

hedgewitch



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:

When you said 'she' I assume you meant Tahir?


When discussing 'well hung and gamey', is Tahir name that springs to mind?


snicker

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Hare to prepare Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Gut like a rabbit saving as much blood as I can, cut the skin around the middle, skin off the back end then the front end?


Spot on and I would leave until the middle of the week.

Have a look at the belly skin every day and if it`s getting too green get it skinned and then gutted(that way you get to keep more of the blood.....yum!)

Great meat

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks guys... She's already getting a gamey smell to her, might have a look at doing the gare sooner rather than later (got to feed this to Ellie, remember).

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Beautiful critter. Hanging now, but here it was on the table outside:



cab



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That was nothing like as hard as it might have been:




She really did smell good and gamey, so I thought I'd do it this evening rather than wait. I think that the place she'd been hagning must have been a little warm.

Cleanish head wound, some pellets in the front legs too. So more or less all intact, but with a lot of blood lost. Jugular and carotid artery clean broke through, neck bone cleanly severed with three pellets still right on the bone. Hell of a shot, but a leaky one. Still, theres a decent amount of blood there, enough to thicken my gravy

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