Cotton Tail Day
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:03 PM
used the nylon 66 with iron sights and the fur-less bipod lol
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:14 AM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:43 AM
yes soaked them for a bit in water to kill off the fleas and such before taking them home, also yes a few of them had to be shot more than once as my aim was...sub par.
At least you were able to get the second shot in to take them down. I know I get bummed out when I make a decent shot at the rabbit runs off and then I have to try and track it down. I hate it when I make a bad shot. Glad you got them with the second shot.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
Like the article described, there are usually white spots on the liver when you find the "blister" somewhere on the body. Of the three rabbits I've shot that had these blisters (Cysticercosis) one blister was on the neck area and the other two were on the hind of the back leg, underneath the membrane of the leg muscle.
In fact, one of the rabbits I shot this last weekend had the white spots on the liver and the blister on the back leg. Not knowing what is was or what was causing it, I have been throwing those rabbits out and only keeping the hides to tan. I didn't want to take any chances that I might contract something from it or get some sort of infection. It sound like as long as you carefully remove the blister and cook the meat thoroughly that you should be alright though. Still, I don't know that I would eat a rabbit that had that and will probably still throw those out just to be on the safe side. After seeing those blisters first hand I have to say that they do look rather digusting.
One thing I always do before putting the rabbit meat in a bag especially if there is more than one rabbit being put in the same freezer bag, is to cut the rabbit open and examine the liver and other organs. If I'm gutting them in the field I examine the "guts" and organs as I'm field dressing them to make sure the rabbit is worth keeping for consumption. If not, it goes into a separate bag in my backpack and then I toss it out after getting back to home or camp.
There are all sorts of things to learn. I learn something new every day.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:58 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:38 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:17 PM
Aim high and save some meat for the table.
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