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Old 04-13-2010, 10:30 PM
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ok guys i see there is no bag limit for crow's in ohio..
can you eat crow??? if soo what/how do you go about prepping and cooking and serving them..
i am very interested to learn to do this
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My "What if Bush is Secretly a Genius Thread?"

Ate a lot of crow after that!
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I was just wondering the same thing the other day. I sure if I'm starving I'll worse than crows!

The reason there is no bag limit is because their a nuisance animal and therefore "No Limit"

But I don't think that means to eat them!
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We'd eat if it was necessary to survive. It's a scavenger like a coyote. Many things are edible doesn't mean it's something you'd like or be the best choice.
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Crows can be safely eaten. They are "edible" which means they provide nutrition and won't make you sick, but don't necessarily mean they taste good. Most of the flavor issues have more to do with how they're prepared than how they actually taste. They are actually not bad to eat.
Many won't eat crow because they eat carrion. However, they are actually among the safest of birds to eat for that reason. They, like vultures, have powerful digestive systems that kill bacteria and viruses in what they eat, so they don't communicate diseases that other birds may carry, or that their food had when it died.
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If food was scare or even just beginning to be scarce I'd eat them. Like EdD270 just mentioned it's more how you prepare them overall. You'd want whatever you cook the meat with to be something that will overpower any gamy or greasy taste of course, but a good amount of spices should be part of any good prep setup. Curries and peppers can make just about anything edible and when the meat is too tough grind it up and pan fry it for a while or stew it overnight and it should be alot easier to chew.
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Crows can be safely eaten. They are "edible" which means they provide nutrition and won't make you sick, but don't necessarily mean they taste good. Most of the flavor issues have more to do with how they're prepared than how they actually taste. They are actually not bad to eat.
Many won't eat crow because they eat carrion. However, they are actually among the safest of birds to eat for that reason. They, like vultures, have powerful digestive systems that kill bacteria and viruses in what they eat, so they don't communicate diseases that other birds may carry, or that their food had when it died.
thanks, next time i see some crows out at the farm i'll pop them and try it out.
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I personally wouldn't by choise, due to their diet, the come into contact with disises not nesisarily just through the digestive system, but on their bodies- and the act of shooting them can cause contamination.
Also, due to the multiplier effect as with other animals high up in the food chain, there is the possibility of a build up of toxins in their bodies.

EdD270, You are probably right- but i still wouldn't if i didn't have to.

its not that i don't eat what i kill- just not carnivores or carrion if i can help it.
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thanks, next time i see some crows out at the farm i'll pop them and try it out.
Please let us know how you cook them, and how they taste; it would be great if you could provide a video of everything, too.
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if it flys it fries-just like any bird if you prepare it right it tastes good and yes ive eaten crow and its not bad not great but good to eat
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Can you eat crow? Yes. Would I want to? Heck no.

Crows are like buzzards here, and they will eat any dead critter on the side of the road.

I would have to be mighty hungry to eat crow or buzzard.
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I have eatin crows and pigeons. crow are not to bad not much meet though. pigeons are actually pretty tasty. As far as cooking them I just fried em like chicken. don't need to quarter them they aren't so big. just fry them whole.
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I have to do it a few times a year after football games

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There are very few animals, birds and insects that can't be eaten for a source of protein and very few less that with the removal of an organ or skin can be made none poisonous--polar bear liver, fugu=puffer fish...

The question is not whether they taste good or not but whether you want to or have to eat them...I've eaten various bugs, snakes and small animals in the Orient, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong because I wanted to and on survival courses or outings where I had to, so I could survive and therein lies the difference...

Ever eat dog (actually quite tasty) but if you do so here you get the SPCA down on your ass for cruelty to animals...I've never eaten crow but they and raven and sea gulls are protected here in Canada--we can't legally shoot them but down in Colo. (on the in-laws farm) we'd blast them with anything and everything from air rifles to shotguns...Go to some real fancy restaurants and you'll see squab and escargot on the menu, it's just young pigeons and snails...

The mind set is based on the stomach growls and what has to be figured into the equation is whether it is harmful to you and if catching it is going to waste more energy then you get from eating it...
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Flying possum kentucky's finest.
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yes you can
I have found several recipes for them.
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Flying possum kentucky's finest.
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Default Yep to eating crow

Anything can be eaten and will be greatly appreciated when it comes down to survival. I have eaten just about everything when i was growing up. My dad taught us kids that its better to be a sick surviver than a corpse from starvation. So many preps out there in the world that turn up there noises at thoughts of eating something if it doesn,t come from mcdonalds, or a fast food joint.
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For awhile, there was a cookbook for preparing offal and other critters people do not usually think of as food. I forget the name.

Does anyone know the name?

I remember there was a warning in San Francisco about eating pigeons; the pigeons have a disease.
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For awhile, there was a cookbook for preparing offal and other critters people do not usually think of as food. I forget the name.

Does anyone know the name?

I remember there was a warning in San Francisco about eating pigeons; the pigeons have a disease.
Roadkill Cookbook by Buck Peterson at Buck Peterson

The Fifth Quarter: An Offal Cookbook by Anissa Helou at
or any Caribbean, Mediterranean, Oriental, South Pacific, Cajun, Appalathia or N.A. Indian/Eskimo cookbook as well...Poorer countries/regions, all parts of the animal except the oink/moo etc. was used...

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