View Full Version : Jack rabbit hunting

09-23-2007, 7:48 AM
Where is a good place to go in California/ Nevada?

09-23-2007, 8:03 AM
the desert

River Jack
09-23-2007, 8:21 AM
Does anyone eat jackrabbits? If so, how are they?

09-23-2007, 9:10 AM
If I left HB what part of the desert would I go to?

09-23-2007, 9:30 AM
Does anyone eat jackrabbits? If so, how are they?

A woman in the small town where I lived in AZ shot 'em, cooked 'em and served 'em to her dogs. Cheaper than dogfood.

Evidently she cut her hand and got some pre-cooked rabbit blood in it. She ended up in the hospital and it took them about a week to diagnose tularemia aka 'rabbit fever.'

I've been wary of jackrabbits ever since.:(

09-23-2007, 12:23 PM
I shoot and eat jack quite often. I live in antioch and shoot'em in the fields behind town. I usually soak them in buttermilk the night before. the trick is to not let them dry out when your cookin' them, and yes some of 'em carry diseases. check for bumps along the spine under the skin. Dont get scared if its just his back bone though and I never heard of anyone gettin sick from cooked jack;) I usually marinate them after the butter milk is removed and let them sit for a few hours, and then saute them italian style. for your first time you might want to mix them with another meat like italian sausage(not lean). jack is really lean so it will dry out so dont be afraid to throw in some fatty meat. use plenty of seasoning to your liking. I like using alot of garlic and salt and pepper. I know my uncle marinates them in newmans own brand marinates like lemon pepper. I like them mixed with italian sausage or italian seasonings. They can taste alot like chicken or better. but dont be alrmed if you get one that tastes real gamey. well, good luck and good eating! :68:

09-23-2007, 1:52 PM
^ Sounds tasty, honestly I'm a firm believer in eating/using what you kill, otherwise it's seems like just a waste.

09-23-2007, 10:42 PM
Its not that bad, you're more at risk from ticks than you are jack-rabbits :)

The best way to prevent tularemia infection is to wear rubber gloves when handling or skinning rodents or lagomorphs (as rabbits), avoid ingesting uncooked wild game and untreated water sources, and wearing long-sleeved clothes and using an insect repellant to prevent tick bites.

The drug of choice is Streptomycin.[6] Tularemia may also be treated with gentamicin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol or fluoroquinolones.