Today’s harvest (Not for weenies)

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Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:30 pm

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The terror of my farm. I’m having her stuffed instead of eating her... which makes me feel kind of bad. She has taken several hundreds of dollars worth of ducks from me during broad daylight. She also fought my lab once when he cornered her.

#1) Good riddance
#2) Bobcat season ends next week
#3) I get to have a museum quality “live mount” in my office
#4) My animals can go about their business

When our primary source of food is our family farm, we take very serious the threat of predatory loss. I hate to know her meat will not be eaten, but I do not think I can pass this opportunity for a stuffed bobcat prowling from atop my pipe case. I’m going to ask the taxidermist if he can salvage the meat, but I’m sure the answer will be a resounding no, likely due to licensing restrictions or whatever. I hear I’m not missing out on much by way of flavor. Kinda “porky” my Trapper friends tell me.
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:34 pm

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She’s a big girl.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:32 am

She'll look awesome on your pipe case. Like you, I hate to kill something I don't plan to eat. I understand and agree with your exception in this case though. I've eaten bobcat and liked it.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:35 am

Eating a bobcat? No thanks. It got what it had coming!
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:36 am

I don't think I am eating bobcat either. Maybe it would depend on how hungry I was.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:10 am

It's a farmers right and duty to protect his crops and livestock. But yeah... I suspect it would be pretty poor eatin'!
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Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:36 am
I don't think I am eating bobcat either. Maybe it would depend on how hungry I was.
I guess you're right.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 am

Good job @Wildcrow. I’ve had raccoon, opossum, goat, rabbit, squirrel and groundhog. Never thought to try bobcat.

In reference to your tag line: squirrel dumplings. My grandmother used to make them and they were delicious.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 am

Beautiful animal.
Should be a cool mount.
I agree that one shouldn’t kill non-food animals for sport, but this is a case of protecting your food/property which makes,it OK in my book. Sad, but OK.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks guys. I’d eat a Bobcat in a heartbeat, or maybe two heartbeats.
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