Rabbits and other small game can be cured and smoked quite successfully. Opossum is especially good for smoking. For animals of cottontail size, wash and soak them in a light brine for several hours, put them in a pickle for 5 or 6 hours, then cold-smoke them for a day or so. Whole hares and larger domestic rabbits should be pickled for 10 hours or so, or dressed and pickled the same as cottontails.
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