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Anyone Ever Eat A Vulture Or Hawk?
#1
Well the caption says it all.

I'm just curious if anyone ever tried either—or Owl.

Way back in Animal Science at Purdue they told us some critters convert al the fat that they consume to their own unique form of fat. Others more or less store fat in whatever form that it came in as.

Hogs belong to the second group. Feed a Hog too much Fish meal and he'll taste a bit fishy. Feed him too much tankage and he'll taste rank and strong. Feed him lots of Peanuts and not only will his fat taste of Peanuts but it will also be runny. There is a traditional ham {Virginia Hams?} where the Peanut flavor is deliberately cultivated.

I heard somewhere that both Vultures and Birds of Prey both taste very foul and rank.

If they're like Hogs in their fat metabolism then it is easy to see why they might taste foul.

So anyway, did anyone ever eat one?



…..RVM45

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A.} People who are After My Guns;



and;



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#2
I have never eaten a bird of prey RVM...but I have read in numerous survival books, if you are going to eat one, to be sure to butcher it carefully and cook it thoroughly, because of diseases.





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#3
"You are what you eat", or so the saying goes. There's a list of animals I won't eat because of that saying.



I'm not sure how they taste, but I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has a recipe.
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#4
[quote name='Motman241' timestamp='1442097212' post='604088']



I'm not sure how they taste, but I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has a recipe.

[/quote]





Ahem...



1. Stake bird onto a piece of green wood.



2. Brace near the coals of your campfire, not too close.



3. Base with butter and brown sugar.



4. When done, throw the bird away and eat the board.





You are welcome....



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#6
[quote name='Bill Hay' timestamp='1442104925' post='604094']

[quote name='Motman241' timestamp='1442097212' post='604088']



I'm not sure how they taste, but I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has a recipe.

[/quote]





Ahem...



1. Stake bird onto a piece of green wood.



2. Brace near the coals of your campfire, not too close.



3. Base with butter and brown sugar.



4. When done, throw the bird away and eat the board.





You are welcome....



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[/quote]

so, it is like duck???
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#7
[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1442281288' post='604159']



so, it is like duck???

[/quote]





And carp....



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#8
I've eaten carp. Its full of small bones but besides that it isn't bad.



….RVM45
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A.} People who are After My Guns;



and;



B.} People who are Not After My Guns.



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#9
I avoid predators...although I have eaten a bit of bear and mountain lion.....









Having said that, I remember a passage from the diary of an early pioneer woman...it seems they were able to shoot two vultures one day......they cleaned and cooked them for the evening meal....to a man....they all got sick....and were sick for several days....









Why??...I have no clue.....but I have always wondered if it was because of the vultures diet.....









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#10
Back when I was young and a dumb ass I thought that I wanted to be a Falconer.



Nothing wrong with Falconry but it was too exacting an art for me—especially since I was going to college soon.



At any rate, I ended up trying to train a Great Horned Owl that the local poacher for hire sold me for $10. That ended badly.



I fixated on Turkey Vultures for awhile—for two reasons:



Supposedly they're easy to catch;



AND,



They have a six to seven foot wingspan.



I thought that if I could just get one to sit on the fist and come when called that it would be soul satisfying and look impressive.



The one day that we went out trapping for one we failed to find one.



Good!



I still feel bad about how the Owl turned out.



Anyway, I was working on a story about a telepathic dude who used vultures as aerial surveillance…



And I googled them to get a little bit more factual information on them…



And I'd always wondered what one would taste like…



Not enough to try one—even if given the chance—just curious.



If I'd ever went to Africa and shot a Lion, I'd have had to try a piece—even if I had to fry it myself.









…..RVM45
There are only Two Types of People in the World:



A.} People who are After My Guns;



and;



B.} People who are Not After My Guns.



Though I am forced to live in exile, in the Twenty-First century; I am still proud to be a Citizen of the Twentieth Century.



RVM45
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#11
[quote name='ddennis2' timestamp='1442972913' post='604370']

Having said that, I remember a passage from the diary of an early pioneer woman...it seems they were able to shoot two vultures one day......they cleaned and cooked them for the evening meal....to a man....they all got sick....and were sick for several days....



Why??...I have no clue.....but I have always wondered if it was because of the vultures diet.....



[/quote]





I have no doubts that they have parasites, although that might not account for them being sick only for a few days. Would be interesting to know why that happened.

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#12
vultures no thanks.....<img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sick.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sick' />/> I'd guess to venture the poisoning was hand to mouth....prepped the birds......hands and or utensils not cleaned up properly... to cooked to bacterial killing heat......cooked birds handled with contaminated hand/cookwear .....folks got sick....









vultures touch too much bacterial ridden material to be something I'd want eat....









other birds of prey ???? I'd try it if need be.....















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#13
I have watched this one with interest, but have nothing more than second hand knowledge/experience.



A family of Midgets moved into the community where I was raised, and apparently many people liked to make sport of them since they were "different."



I can not verify the veracity, of the following story, but I have heard it repeated many many times from a variety of various individuals. The head of house hold was discussing hunting with some other individuals, when one of the group told the Midget where some turkeys were roosting, and provided a detailed description of and to the nests location. The information provider did not advise this was a turkey buzzard nest as some people in this area refer to buzzards as turkey buzzards. The Midget went to the location and killed him a turkey. The whole family got sick from eating their turkey meal.



As a side note: A colleague to the wife disturbed some buzzards feeding on the side of the road as she was driving by where they were feeding on some roadkill. One of the buzzards getting up from the feeding site flew down the road and apparently the wife's colleague got to close to the buzzard for comfort and it emptied its stomach contents on the colleagues little SUV. She was reasonably close to her home and with her cell phone called ahead to have a nephew ready to wash her SUV off with the water hose when she arrived home. She said the stench was horrible inside the SUV with the A/C running full force. After the SUV was rinsed off at home, it still stank so bad she went to a commercial car wash and went through the car wash twice and still had a smelly SUV. She thought the smell would subside in time, but after three months and a number of more trips through the commercial car wash and deodorizers constantly in use inside the SUV, the colleague, told the wife she decided the smell was not going to ever diminish enough have a pleasant smelling car again, so she traded it in on a new SUV. Neither the wife nor I rode in the smelly SUV, but the individual telling said story way not known for exaggerations and was a single lady and fairly frugal and planned carefully with her major expenses, so I don't believe she fabricated the story.
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#14
In my particular part of the country not a single one of the species mentioned is legal to kill and add to the pot.



Even the possession of parts such as talons, beaks or feathers of a road killed specimen is illegal.



That does not mean that they can not be eaten, just that you should not admit having eaten one!
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#15
[quote name='mortblanc' timestamp='1445022143' post='604886']

In my particular part of the country not a single one of the species mentioned is legal to kill and add to the pot.



Even the possession of parts such as talons, beaks or feathers of a road killed specimen is illegal.



That does not mean that they can not be eaten, just that you should not admit having eaten one! [/quote]



You are most correct. Virtually everything is protected in this state with the exception of a few "outlaw species," (primarily armadillos, coyotes, & hogs) and game animals during their respective legal hunting seasons.



Personally, I would not want to eat any of the three mentioned, along with a whole list of others. The wife has a wild game recipe cookbook which has a recipe for preparing/cooking skunk, one recipe which will never be used at this house, unless we are at deaths door because of starvation, and it very likely will not be used even then.



The eating of some foods is more "idea" than anything else and many food products can be made quite tasty by a good chief with an array of spices & seasonings. But having said all of that, there are still some things I do not desire to consume.
Jimbo
Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. - Theodore Roosevelt 1907 
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.  - Theodore Roosevelt 1918
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President right or wrong, is not only unpatrotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
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