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She's a cougar!
« on: November 27, 2017, 08:38:14 AM »
What you do with your cougar after you get it? :chuckle:
I've been seeing a lot of cats taken on social media and I'm wondering what you guys and gals do with it after you kill one. Skull? Hide? Claws? Meat?....
Never seen anyone talk about what happens to the animal after the kill. THX!!  :tup:

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 08:40:26 AM »
Cape it for a mount or rug and eat it. I was surprised how tasty cougar meat was
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 08:41:28 AM »
This should be in taxidermy. I can't wait to try my first cougar chops.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 08:42:31 AM »
I have killed two and the hides got tanned and the skull on my biggest one just got wet outside until nature did its thing, the second one the hide got tanned and I yanked the k9s out and pitched the rest, I have heard cougar meat is pretty good but I won't take a chance of getting whatever disease you can get from eating carnivore !!
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
Cougar meat is delicious!  I haven't been lucky enough to shoot one, but a taxidermist I knew let me take the carcass of a client that did not want it.

I'd do a rug with the hide as I'm not a big fan of full body mounts.

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 09:34:42 AM »
I have killed two and the hides got tanned and the skull on my biggest one just got wet outside until nature did its thing, the second one the hide got tanned and I yanked the k9s out and pitched the rest, I have heard cougar meat is pretty good but I won't take a chance of getting whatever disease you can get from eating carnivore !!

You wouldn't eat a bear?
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 09:37:54 AM »
Mad dog food out of one of mine, for the houndsman.   Ive eatin one and had jerky.   all good

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 09:54:43 AM »
I have killed two and the hides got tanned and the skull on my biggest one just got wet outside until nature did its thing, the second one the hide got tanned and I yanked the k9s out and pitched the rest, I have heard cougar meat is pretty good but I won't take a chance of getting whatever disease you can get from eating carnivore !!

You wouldn't eat a bear?
i have ate a lot of bear, but bear are ominvores, cats are carnivores!! A young bear is just as good as roast beef 😊
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 10:09:48 AM »
Never killed one, hope to do so someday.  I've had it several times and was good meat.  I'd eat it, save the skull and give away the hide to someone who wants a rug or mount.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 10:37:04 AM »
Had the hide tanned and the skull cleaned by beetles.  Meat is probably the best meat I have ever eaten.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 10:39:32 AM »
After reading the title I thought this would be another Apple Cup thread. Lol.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 12:08:17 PM »
That's false advertising, there's no pics of a hot older woman... :bdid: :bash: :chuckle:
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 12:33:33 PM »
I have killed two and the hides got tanned and the skull on my biggest one just got wet outside until nature did its thing, the second one the hide got tanned and I yanked the k9s out and pitched the rest, I have heard cougar meat is pretty good but I won't take a chance of getting whatever disease you can get from eating carnivore !!

You wouldn't eat a bear?
i have ate a lot of bear, but bear are ominvores, cats are carnivores!! A young bear is just as good as roast beef 😊
You realize it's the exact same disease be it omnivore or carnivore? It's the same disease that lead to taking meat out if the diets of commercially grown pork.  It's the same disease that is why we cook pork to well  done center temps.

Food handling classes really should be required in this day and age the lack of how food works knowledge is mind boggling.

Cougars are quite tasty.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 01:04:11 PM »
I have killed two and the hides got tanned and the skull on my biggest one just got wet outside until nature did its thing, the second one the hide got tanned and I yanked the k9s out and pitched the rest, I have heard cougar meat is pretty good but I won't take a chance of getting whatever disease you can get from eating carnivore !!

You wouldn't eat a bear?
i have ate a lot of bear, but bear are ominvores, cats are carnivores!! A young bear is just as good as roast beef 😊
You realize it's the exact same disease be it omnivore or carnivore? It's the same disease that lead to taking meat out if the diets of commercially grown pork.  It's the same disease that is why we cook pork to well  done center temps.

Food handling classes really should be required in this day and age the lack of how food works knowledge is mind boggling.

Cougars are quite tasty.
so if you get a chance to go grizz huntn are you gonna eat the meat? Eating cat is just not a common practice, and your right, I don't know a lot about meat!! Even if I did I ain't eating cat  :) my dad has eatn it and also says actual beaver meat is better than deer meat!! Again I have never eatn flat tales before and ain't about to start  :tup: I ain't positive but I beleive the chances of getting sick from a carnivore is greater than eating an omnivore  :dunno: but again I ain't positive !!
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 01:59:08 PM »
The only reason I wouldn't eat grizz is from everyone I have ever talked to the meat tends to taste horrible. I will try it, I will try anything once.

It took me years and years to think deer was edible. Until a specific person said here try this and I was like ok but deer always tastes like billy goats smell. I was shocked it tasted good. Didn't taste like stinky goat at all.

So yup if I kill a grizz I will try it then decide if I like it.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 03:03:14 PM »
Jackmaster, if you ever kill a cat, I will take the meat.  :)  You really don't know what you are missing.  PS your Dad is right, beaver is excellent meat, just keep the castor off the meat and it is VERY good!
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 03:08:09 PM »
Jackmaster, if you ever kill a cat, I will take the meat.  :)  You really don't know what you are missing.  PS your Dad is right, beaver is excellent meat, just keep the castor off the meat and it is VERY good!
deal  :tup: I will start predator huntn next month, your welcome to every bobcat I kill  :tup: I don't trap anymore but I can get you beaver meat if you want!!
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 08:14:22 PM »
Cougar meat is delicious!  I haven't been lucky enough to shoot one, but a taxidermist I knew let me take the carcass of a client that did not want it.

I'd do a rug with the hide as I'm not a big fan of full body mounts.


I'm not a big fan of full body mounts either, BUT, Had my cougar done full body.....never get tired of looking at it.  :twocents:

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 08:37:25 PM »
opps wrong kind of cougar  :chuckle: :chuckle: >:(
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2017, 08:54:21 PM »
Cougar meat is delicious!  I haven't been lucky enough to shoot one, but a taxidermist I knew let me take the carcass of a client that did not want it.

I'd do a rug with the hide as I'm not a big fan of full body mounts.


I'm not a big fan of full body mounts either, BUT, Had my cougar done full body.....never get tired of looking at it.  :twocents:

My dad has two cougar full body mounts, I'll end up with at least one, if I want it....  The funniest thing about his was when my dog would slink through the living room looking up at the thing ready to pounce from it's log beam perch.   :chuckle:


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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2017, 09:11:43 PM »
That's false advertising, there's no pics of a hot older woman... :bdid: :bash: :chuckle:
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2017, 09:12:11 PM »
Yak. There's a handful of critters I will never chow on down and cat is one of them. Call me weird.
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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 10:36:42 PM »
Cougars are worth killing just to eat them. Very good; kind of like a cross between pork roast and light turkey meat.

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »
I am having mine done full body. was gonna do a rug, but they just didn't have the "spark." and I'd take cougar over deer to eat. SOOOOO GOOOD!!!  :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: She's a cougar!
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2017, 09:30:35 AM »
Great stuff! Sorry for the "misleading headline" but thanks for all your input. I strive to be a responsible hunter and knew you guys could school me. Haven't been close to a cougar or had a shot, yet, but they're in the area. Never saw anything other than someone carrying one. I love the big cats, but would appreciate getting one with my bow.

 

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