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    Default Anyone ever ate an owl?

    Just noticed that these are legal to hunt in the regs, and I was wondering if anyone has eaten one. If so how do you prepare them?


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    Default only spotted owl

    And... they taste just like swan or perigrine falcon

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    i thought more like loon....really though they just eat mice and voles....they can't taste that bad...i've seen chickens and turkeys eat mice...doesn't it say "for food or clothing"....if i eat it can i get it taxidermied??....snowy owl is just about the only bird of prey the normal guy would ever get to lay his hands on without being scowled at
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    Remind me more of hawk or eagle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharksinthesalsa View Post
    i thought more like loon....really though they just eat mice and voles....they can't taste that bad...i've seen chickens and turkeys eat mice...doesn't it say "for food or clothing"....if i eat it can i get it taxidermied??....snowy owl is just about the only bird of prey the normal guy would ever get to lay his hands on without being scowled at
    I was wondering about the taxidermy thing too. If I remove the breast's to eat them can they repair that at the taxidermy? Where should you cut? Etc.

    How exactly would I use an owl for clothing?


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    a few snowy owls.. they are a little sweet tasting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremiahak View Post
    If so how do you prepare them? Jeremiah

    Same as Bald Eagle.........

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    Not quite as tasty as whooping crane or condor, though.

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    Cut the breast meat out of a great horned once. It had been caught in a trap and was freshly dead. Tasted similar to a strong late season spruce hen, and had about the same amount of meat.

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    Default owl taboos/prohibitions

    Native people here in my area occassionally eat snowy owl during the winter and spring season, not during the summer or fall seasons though. My grandfather used to hunt them and my grandmother would usually bake them the same day for dinner. I hunt them occassionally since my family and I like the taste of the meat. Some families here in the village do not eat snowy owl or their eggs, guess there are some prohibitions/taboos about eating them, guess it depends on what your people's/family's spiritual beliefs are regarding these birds. Back in the old days Elders were the only ones allowed to eat these birds.

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