A coon hunter is only as good as his hounds. For more details on how a coon hunt goes down, check out the episode “Hillbilly Heaven” of MeatEater Season 11.
In this three-part video series, we'll teach you how to skin, flesh, and stretch a raccoon hide. After you rid your hide of excess fat and muscle, you're one step closer to the coonskin hat of your dreams.
In this three-part video series, we'll teach you how to skin, flesh, and stretch a raccoon hide.
If you don't have a tail stripper handy, try Clay Newcomb's two-stick trick. And don't let that meat go to waste, it might just surprise you how delicious it really is.
It seems like every southern state has adopted the raccoon baculum as their own. You may have heard it called the "Texas Toothpick," "Arkansas Toothpick," or "(insert your favorite state) Toothpick." Regardless of where it originated, the curved penis bone of the raccoon is one of the most unique bones in the mammal kingdom. Native Americans used the bone to pack pipes for smoking. People use them ornamentally as necklaces. If you have a set...