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Location: Maryland
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Cougar meat?

I read somewhere on the internet that it can be eaten. Has anyone had the experience of eating cougar meat? If so, what's it like?

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Location: Area 20 Colorado
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Cougar meat?

It is a nice cross between california condor and spotted owl. quite tasty!! neener!

I have never eaten it, but my buddy says it is stringy and tastes like chicken.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Cougar meat?

I have never tried it. I know people that eat it and they say its very good.

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Location: Plano, TX
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Cougar meat?

I have heard that its good from modern day hunters and in books about the old mountain men who thought it was the best eating in the mountains. Hopefully I can answer you better after January if I have taken one on my hunt in Idaho. I'm going to try it even though my wife thinks I'm crazy! If you try some let us know how it tastes.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Cougar meat?

Good luck!

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Location: Maryland
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Cougar meat?
txbritman wrote:
I have heard that its good from modern day hunters and in books about the old mountain men who thought it was the best eating in the mountains. Hopefully I can answer you better after January if I have taken one on my hunt in Idaho. I'm going to try it even though my wife thinks I'm crazy! If you try some let us know how it tastes.

Great! Hope all goes well for you.

God bless.

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Location: Austin Colorado
Joined: 10/26/2006
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Cougar meat?

I've eaten quite a bit of it, if you can get past the thought of your house cat youv'e won the battle. I think it's a great tasting meat similar to pork. Just treat the meat well and don't wait too long to get the critter skinned out. By CDOW law if we shoot a cat then we need to prepare and eat all "edible portions" just like it was an elk or deer. Every thanksgiving we (the neighboorhood) have a combined wildgame feast and we had a houndsman who would get a lion about every year. He would fix his lion at the feast.

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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 08/25/2005
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Cougar meat?

if you have ever eaten at a chinese restaurant, chances are you have taasted the cougas cousin, the common stray cat neener! lol lol

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Location: Colorado
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Cougar meat?

I'll applaud AustinCo for giving the cat a try. I've heard stories about lion meat and there is even a recipe or two in the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation camp cookbook for lion medallions.

Me? I'll settle for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger until I fill my cow tags.

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Location: Austin Colorado
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Cougar meat?

Well since I didn't score my bull this year, didn't draw a deer tag the only thing left for me to eat is a cat if I get it? Ducks, geese and rabbit will have to fill in the rest Oops!

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