Looking for your best wild game recipe

I recently had a problem with a wild critter of some sort getting into the attic of my creaky old victorian. After a number of visits from the exterminator we finally caught him in one of those spring-lever door traps.

I’m not good with denizens of the wild so I’m not sure what I’m looking at... a squirrel? A raccoon? Maybe it’s a possum? (I know it’s not a skunk because he doesn’t smell.)

Anyway, the exterminator tells me that if I release him he’ll likely come right back to his nest. I’d hate to kill him for no reason -- can anyone recommend a good wild game recipe? If it helps I have plenty of carrots and fennel on hand and it looks like he’d fin in my largest old Lodge dutch oven.

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casa-giardino April 2, 2011
This recipe for partridge should work for "your wild game".
http://casa-giardino.blogspot.com/2011/03/catch-of-day-and-its-not-fish.html
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Greenstuff April 1, 2011
Racoon burgers are good, and possum stew is okay--the fennel will really make it. (That's real experience talking, but now I'm out the door--no more Food52 until April 2.)
 
Shaggy77 April 1, 2011
Peep this guy out. Also you can hit him up on twitter. Good source.
http://honest-food.net/
 
drbabs April 1, 2011
mrslarkin posted this one about a year ago; i'm sure it's delicious.
http://www.food52.com/recipes/3905_barbecued_squirrel
 
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