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The museum in Savery
is closed
for the season
We will reopen
Memorial Day Weekend
Please call 303-388-7788
if you need help
or to reserve the museum.
The Outlaw Stop
in Baggs is CLOSED
for the season

How to Cook Beaver Tail


Scald the tail well. Scrape off the black scales with a knife and singe the hair. Cook in a heavy black kettle until tender, pouring off the water several times. Remove the white and gelatinous meat from the tail bones.


Beaver tail may be served in several ways:

  • Serve whole on a platter with lemon and butter sauce
  • Cut into cubes and add to navy been soup. Salt and pepper generously.
  • Pack cooked tail into crock. Cover with pickling brine and let stand overnight. This works especially well to disguise the strong flavor a beaver will have when he feasts on willows.
Little Snake River Museum
"Preserving our History for the Valley's Future"
Savery, Wyoming
Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (seasonal)
The Outlaw Stop in Baggs is open Friday-Sunday.

Life and Times
 February 28th
at the
Ed Center
in Baggs
Notorious Family