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Grouse and Parasites
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:40:39 AM »
While hunting deer in the Huckleberry unit last year, we nail a few nice Ruff grouse. While clean the last one I noticed some small yellow spots in the breast meat. After inspecting the others we had taken, they all had these spots. The spots kind of looked like little yellow fat pockets, but when you cut into them, they looked like little yellow worms. Sorry I don't have any pictures of them, and haven't been able to find any thing online that fits this. Just wondering what kind of parasites they could be. And how sfe they would be to eat?


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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 07:44:43 AM »
It gets thrown away if it looks wormy to me. I know other folks just cook'em and eat them, but not me. Off topic, you can still hunt grouse with a big game licence, right??
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 09:31:25 PM by C-Money »
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 07:47:25 AM »
I wouldn't eat them either if they had worms. If fully cooked, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt you, but just the thought of it... 

C-Money, right- you don't need a small game license for grouse.

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 07:51:25 AM »
Never seen that in grouse before, but I've seen little white worms in duck breast several years ago....... :puke:  Still gives me the willies thinking about it.
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 09:44:13 AM »
What you describe sounds like what's called "ricebreast" in infected ducks.  It's a parasite called Sarcocystosis.  I've run into it in ducks before.  I've never heard of or seen it in Grouse though. 

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 10:10:31 PM »
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 12:21:20 AM by jeepster »
catch it. kill it. cook it. eat it.
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 06:19:46 AM »
Just cook it with rice and nobody will know the difference....  :chuckle:
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 06:23:54 AM »
Just cook it with rice and nobody will know the difference....  :chuckle:
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 06:53:02 AM »
Just cook it with rice and nobody will know the difference....  :chuckle:

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 05:09:37 PM »
Just cook it with rice and nobody will know the difference....  :chuckle:

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 05:16:52 PM »
Never seen it in grouse, seen it in ducks a time or two.  I would just dump it.
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 12:20:55 AM »
Just cook it with rice and nobody will know the difference....  :chuckle:

save it for when the inlaws come to town... they DEFINATLEY wont know the difference.... thats how i got rid of all my old freezer burnt humpies.... same concept... should work
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 12:31:28 AM »
God, I hate humpies!

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 06:12:19 AM »
I found a long worm in the guts of a grouse once. It was about 3 inches long and very thin. kind of coiled like a spring. I didn't eat the bird...................................  :puke:

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2010, 06:28:11 AM »
I have been luck with hunting never had worms, but fishing oh boy thats a whole another can of worms :puke:
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2010, 11:21:09 AM »
GROUSE AND PARASITES!!!?????

I read the title of this thread and thought someone must be talking about game birds and politicians...

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2010, 10:28:01 AM »
You got the politician thing spot on Dave.

I`ve seen worms in duck breasts, but never grouse. I don`t eat them if they have worms.

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2010, 08:24:47 AM »
I just cleaned a ruff and found the same yellow spots....Got on here to post the same question you did? Pretty gross! Im not eating it...
im in the huckleberry unit right now as well....
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2010, 08:28:02 AM »
Could you get some pics to post? Maybe some one would see them and have an Idea what they are.


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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2010, 01:46:44 PM »
I have seen that in ducks also but I would not eat it.

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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2010, 10:04:51 PM »
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Re: Grouse and Parasites
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 09:52:04 PM »
its fat cells
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