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Kangaroo? Really?

I just noticed that in the Exotic forum discription it lists Kangaroo. There are places in the states where you can hunt Kangaroo? I have heard that the meat is good (not sure where I heard that though ha) but I guess I have just never heard of hunting them. Anyone know someone who has shot a marsupial.

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I have never shot a

I have never shot a marsupial, but I've seen them dead along the roads in Kansas.

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you've never had the

you've never had the enjoyment of a good 'possum hunt?

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I have not seen it done in

I have not seen it done in the states.  The only place I kow of is Australia, and there it is done by permit, and there is strict government supervision.  I have heard of people who have tried the meat and liked it.

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I just read an article about

I just read an article about wallaby hunting in New zealand. They are about half the size of a kangaroo but other than that look the same to me.

The biggest difference from kangaroos in Australia is that there are so many of them a hunt as they call it is more like a prarie dog shoot here. As many as you can get seems to be the way they do it.

They claimed they are good to eat too.

Another animal on the short list that I don't have a desire hunt.

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I don't think that there is anywhere in the US that you can hunt kagaroos.  I think that's an Australian thing. Even there - I have to wonder whether anyone actually eats them?

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opossums are marsupials... so

opossums are marsupials... so i have shot them... lots of them.

kangaroos, propably aren't here in the states for hunting, but there are people who still commercially harvest them for meat and hides in australia. they're called "roo-shooters)

It is high on my list to do actually. i still wish we lived in the day where a man could live well off of his skill with a rifle. i wish i could have been an ivory hunter. had i grown up 100 years ago, i would have. i even think i'd have left my family for it, or never have started one.

it also seems like a roo-shooter can make a pretty decent living at it too. all you really need is a truck set up for skinning and hauling skins and carcasses... and your favorite rifle.

man, i wish i could do that for a living. think about it, you could even do it with horses and a wagon. (secretly, i often fantasize about never having to hear the roar of a diesel engine again or the hum of a gas truck. it's kind of stupid, but true)

i'm tired of the over-exposure i have here to the fast living of city people.

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When I was on my Honeymoon,

When I was on my Honeymoon, with "She Who Must Be Obeyed", I had the opportunity to hunt and eat 'roo. I found the meat to be better than Buffalo. The best way to hunt them is at night with a spotlight and a long range rifle from the back of a truck. It seems that some aussies think 'roo meat is dogfood, but I found it tastier than any Alpo I've ever had.

I'd like to go back for Asiatic Buffalo and Camels.

 

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wow, sounds like "she who

wow, sounds like "she who must be obeyed" is kind of similar to voldemort in the harry potter tales.

it's a name so evil you can't even say it.

start calling your wife "she who must not be named" and see if she gets it! Confused

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Roo's shooting and eating

Hi Hawkeye, I have shot a lot of roo's over the years but it is seriously boring shooting, as they are not that smart, you can add some challange and hunt during the day. we hunt at night with spot light and .223.

As eating goes they are super lean with almost no fat with a good taste when cooked right. either sealed and long cooked or fast and eaten medium rare. Wallabys are good to. My aboriginal friends go crazy over them and love it when i bring on in the truck freezer for them, as the roos have all been driven out by the water buffalo taking over the grazing flats (pastures)

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Plenty of roos around here

Plenty of roos around here just look at the dents in the bull bar on the front of my ute..shoot a few on cull permits from time to time this is usually done at night with a light used to have to leave them where they lay but recently been allowed to take flesh etc. for dogs meat..can be fun stalking the big bucks during the day but usually legaly only with a camera.taste great think venison can buy it in the super markets and specialty butchers and find it on the menu in most trendy restaraunts and pubs.In NSW and Queens land there are proffessional shooters who make their living from roo meat. Big smile  

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