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Old 08-18-2009, 09:21 PM
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There are many animals and fish that we can eat. I will name all that I can think of from the state of Michigan.

#1 Cows
#2 Pigs (tame and wild)
#3 Turkey (tame and wild)
#4 Deer (tame and wild)
#5 Rabbit (tame and wild)
#6 Bear
#7 Horse
#8 Goat
#9 Sheep/lamb
#10 Emu
#11 Possum
#12 Racoon
#13 Squirrel
#14 Dove
#15 Grouse
#16 Pheasant (tame and wild)
#17 Duck (tame and wild)
#18 Goose (tame and wild)
#19 Elk
#20 Turtle
#21 almost any kind of fish
#22 Snake
#23 Badger
#24 Groundhog
#25 Porcupine
#26 Swans
#27 Loons
#28 mule
#29 Muskrat
#30 Beaver/otter
#31 woodcock
#32 moose
#33 Fox
#34 coyote
#35 Wolf
#36 Linx
#37 Dog (domestic and wild)
#38 cat (domestic and feral)
#39 Frogs (bullfrogs)
#40 Rats

Several like rats bring out the yuck factor. Any others? Kingfish
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:34 PM
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I think your list about covers it.
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Add Alligator for Florida. Yum.
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Imma gonna have to say no to doggies and cats though...
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Edible, yes. But would you. Yuck factor aside, some of those are down right hard to see let alone kill and prepare for stew.

Even if I were hungry enough to eat a bear, I think I'd wait till I came upon small game or deer before I risked becoming lunch.
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Yup, you can eat most insects, or at least squash them into an unrecognizable paste and add it to the pot.
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Wheelgunner beat me to it...insects and other little bugs can be a great source of protein, not matter how gross they are. Adding them to a stew is a good idea.
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Yeah, many insects have fat in them.

There was once a thing called "rabbit starvation". People slowly starved when all they had was cottontails or hares to eat for protein. There wasn't enough fat on them to provide the food value (calories) they needed.
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let's not forget shellfish like clams .
Old 08-19-2009, 02:05 AM
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armadillo's. I hear they are actually tasty and they have spread pretty far north (at least they are now past Texas)
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Spiders, they taste like chicken

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I would think pretty much any animal that didn't have toxins in its body was edible for survival purposes. The main reason we don't eat certain animals is cultural.

Plants, OTOH, you have to be careful with if you don't know what you're doing...so many of them are poisonous.
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Kingfish, you left out bobcat. It's yummy! I backstrap and ham every one I catch on my trap line each winter.
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Not having eaten many of the animals mentioned, I have heard or have read that some animals (especially "carrion" eaters) the meat may not be too tasty and some other critters like "wild rabbits" have a certain "disease" to watch for during particular seasons in hunting. I understand cats are too stringy. PS the kid was supposed to roast the spider before eating it
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Howzabout .... chickens?
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Horse... Only in the USA do we not eat horse, While I love my horses if I am unable to feed them they will become food for me. I have had Horse steak when I was fishing in Canada and it is the most tender tasty steak I have ever eaten.
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Of course insects should be added but cannot believe you, and I missed chickens. The food I eat the most of. Id probably classify bobcat in the lynx category.
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armadillo's. I hear they are actually tasty and they have spread pretty far north (at least they are now past Texas)

ahhh...possum on the half shell!!
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Mountain Lion
Antelope
Big Horn Sheep
Elk

All very good eating though they are natives here in Colorado but Im not sure about Michigan.
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I didn't see squab on your list. It is more comonly known as pidgeon and in plentiful supply in most cities. some upscale resturants will ocasionaly have it on their menu.
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