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    Any suggestions for getting fur/hair off of game meat?

  • #2
    -Just use a wet towel(it is no more exciting than it sounds)and dry it off right away. If you are going to cook or freeze it right away just use running water with some decent pressure.
    --Next time before skinning try soaking/hosing the hide down with water to keep the hair stuck together(and take your time skinning).

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    • #3
      Just a light going over with a Bernzomatic torch will get the hair off.

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      • #4
        When I do my own quartering, I was told use a torch to burn it off. I never had any issues using this method but BE QUICK when you do it. Apparently you can taste the burnt hair on it if you hold the flame too long on the meat.

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        • #5
          I have used a hand torch if the critter was really hairy but usually a quick rinse will do it. As the years have passed my skinning has gotten better and there isn't that much hair to deal with.

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          • #6
            The other suggestions are good, but I usually just pick it off with my fingers, I find that does a better job than a towel, although it takes longer.
            Not trying to be a smart-a$$ here, but honestly, it's really best to not get hair on the meat in the first place, if it can possibly be avoided.

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            • #7
              Take a clean dry cloth and put some light olive oil on it and wipe the hair off. A friend of my grandfathers showed us that one year. Also a hatchet and mallet if you are near the truck to split the pelvis makes cleaning the back door pretty easy, better than a bone saw that rips and tears into intestines if you aren't careful.

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              • #8
                Huntfishtrap you're not being a sarta$$, but as careful as I can be some still gets on the meat. I just have a grandson that if he sees any hair/fur on game meat he will not eat it. Just checking to see how others handle the hair/fur issue.

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                • #9
                  IF POSSIBLE,wet the hide before skinning getting loose hair off first.I would not recommend burning it off .Take your time getting it off,continue after trimming.I'm kinda like ozarkghost grandson . I don't care to eat hair in my eggs either .

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                  • #10
                    I was getting frustrated picking the individuals hair off before I cooked my first squirrels. I decided to try a nail cleaning brush. I dried the squirrels off first and then brushed them with the nail brush. It picked the hair right off.

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