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Cat meat eatable?

I've been a hunter most me life, and its always been kinda personal belief in that you eat what you kill. No I dont ALWAYS hold to that, (Thinks about shooting grey diggers) but for the most part I like to eat what I've killed.

All that said, was wondering if folks ate cat's...and if so, hows the meat? I have heard both sides, good/bad, from local hunters, whats your ideas?

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Cat meat eatable?

I am sure with the right seaonings it is good. A little soy sauce, some ginger, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, snow peas.....well you get the idea.

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Location: Puyallup, WA / Grand Rapids, MI
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Cat meat eatable?

I've heard both sides as well.
If it's important to you, then you should try it. The meat might be good enough to do it again, if it's not, then there's no loss.

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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Cat meat eatable?

Picked up a hunter looking for cougs, he mentioned it tasted like pork.

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Location: Washington
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Cat meat eatable?

It's really good. I grill just like a deer or elk steak. It's very white and lean meat- it's like really lean pork. The flavor is good, i keep some around to feed visitors to the farm that want "wild" (real wild) game for dinner.

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Location: s. california
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Cat meat eatable?

30 06 is that good to kill mountain lion???

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Cat meat eatable?

I am sure it would be.

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Cat meat eatable?

Lion meat is good, I know a oldtimer that prefers it to deer and elk even. 30-06 is more then enough to bring down a lion. I was on a lion hunt where a 357 was used on a treed cat and another that a box was used if thats any indication.

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Cat meat eatable?

Just read a story about a lion hunt posted on another site in which the author states that lion meat is very good.

It may be a matter of preference. I've heard pronghorn is not good, but the meat I have in my freezer sure is tasty.

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Location: Kingston, MI
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Cat meat eatable?

Mountain lion meat is very good. It is tender, juicy and has a very good flavor. We smoked some backstraps once that were absolutely outstanding.

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Cat meat eatable?

It is the best meat you will ever eat.

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