Had a polite "argument" with a fellow the other day. I didn't want to
offend but he was stating that wild turkeys don't have white meat, taste
gamey, etc. Look, I have acquired and my wife has cooked these devils
so I'm not speculating. The only discernible difference between a wild
turkey and and a domestic butter ball is the length of the legs. Those
drumsticks will stick out of your roasting pan unless it's one hell of a
big one. The bird would not be distinguished from a domestic by your
Article in the local paper two nights ago about the increase in
vehicle-turkey collisions. They dismissed them lightly, but twenty pounds
of bird can take out a thousand dollars worth of plastic grille easily.
Consolation prize isn't worth it.
Canada goose is VERY edible and I DID have it this year for Thanksgiving at
our hunt camp...moose hunting that is. (For my American friends,
Thankgiving is always the second Monday of October here in Canada) Goose
breasts are great, not to mention goose sausage. If you get the larger ones
then you can't beat a roast goose.
Sorry Morris but your in -house culinary expert needs to go back to school
;0) That is true for farm raised. Anyone who says that duck/goose is too
greasy has never had WILD duck/goose. In fact it is very dry like most wild
game. When I roast duck, I always add a couple strips of bacon.
Here a quick recipe for goose breasts:
butterfly cut a couple of goose breasts (they are rather thick)
take the stuffing meat from sweet Italian sausage and rap the breasts around
it. Rap each with a couple of strips of bacon and secure with a tooth pick.
In a heavy fry pan, fry the breasts until brown. Add a bottle of
tomato/basil salad dressing and simmer on low for about an hour. Serve
with rice. mmmmmmmmmm.
"Keep your stick on the ice"
I think that costume party he participated in contributed to his downfall.
He came across as an empty suit on several fronts. He tried to convince
sportsmen he was a sportsman wearing ill-fitting camo and looking very
awkward with the gun. He tried to convince the southerners he was a NASCAR
fan, not for a moment realizing NASCAR is a religion in the south. He tried
to convince farmers and ranchers he was behind them all the way - they knew
in an instating that the privileged boy from Massachusetts had no clue. In
doing all of this he lost the votes of the bread and butter moral
Mmmmm.......Not quite. Urban geese are pretty tame but the police don't
like shotguns in the city parks. Actully goose hunting involves getting up
way before dawn, dressing warm and sitting in a blind or boat before the sun
rises. It also involves a fairly good investment in time and equipment.
Very edible. In fact some of the geese who migrate through the midwest tend
to hang around. This means they get a fair amount of their diet from grain.
Very tasty and yes many people do enjoy them for Thanksgiving, Christmas and
Plentiful? Bring a semi to Wichita, Ks and I am sure the city fathers would
be glad to send a few thousand home with you.
He was at a game farm (tame birds). About as much "hunting" as going
out to the henhouse and shooting one of the brood hens.
You're joking, right? They're _very_ edible, delicious even. Had one for
thanksgiving a couple years back. Much more lean than a commercial turkey,
darker meat, but _awesome_ with a cranberry dressing.
You can serve them on a wooden platter.
Of course they're edible. I would imagine that most folks don't eat
them for thanksgiving because if you don't shoot your own, they're
pretty expensive. I know around here, Turkey gets as low as $.16 a
pound, but a whole goose stays right around $60.
Are they edible, sheesh. Didn't you ever read "A Christmas Carol"?
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam
God, you're making me sick. There are about a dozen of these SOBs
eating grass on my front yard and I don't have a goose permit.
(Neighbors might not be too impressed either). Yes, they are good to eat.
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:52:26 -0600, Robert Galloway
Lee Valley sells an infrared sensor which hooks to the
sprinkler so it sets the thing going when it senses
movement with heat. I wonder if they'd just think it
was a shower or if it would send them flying. It's meant
for use with dogs, but who knows?
www.leevalley.com seach for "sensor" and click on the Motion
Activated Sprinkler. $65 (Ouch!)
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Tongue in cheek if I seemed to be complaining about their eating the
grass. My only complaint would be that I can't harvest one for the
table after feeding them all year. I like them (on the table), may be
an acquired taste. I also love to watch them on the lawn and crossing
the street with their brood of hatchlings in the spring.
Larry Jaques wrote:
You think you have it bad? Try going down to Toronto Island. There's geese
and goose sh*t every two feet. I used to go down there with friends and a
few beer to picnic. It's a waste of time now. Those damn birds will walk
right up and steal your burger if you're not holding onto it tight enough.
Not too long ago, I read about a US city on their side of the lake that
killed a lot of them off and fed the homeless. I wish they'd do something
like that up here. There would be enough cooked goose to feed some thousands
I think that was here in Milwaukee. Gives certain liberals the
twitches to combine hunting, with feeding the less fortunate. But,
it's all for the better for all concerned except those who can't
mentally reconcile the two, so it's a good thing far as I'm concerned.
There's also a "donate your venison to feed the poor" thing going on
as well, but some of the people have refused perfectly good meat.
The schools with large grounds locally were complaining about the
fouling and health risks, so some public spirited shooters offered their
services (weekends only when schools closed), the bums rush they got
would have made your head spin. Then the local councillors tried to make
the pests protected!
Can't say as I've heard the "AFLAC". All kidding aside, get enough of
them and their droppings and they can try anybody's patience. Short of
that, they're fun to watch and pretty, in my opinion. If I'm not
stepping in goose dung while mowing the lawn, I have a fair chance at
dog dung so what's the diff?
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