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Old 01-08-2008, 10:35 PM
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Upland game! yum yum!!

I cut my teeth on doves and quails. Rabbits are more plentiful in this state, I'd forgotten how tastey they are! At $6.00/lb in the store...yeah I'll go whack my own, thank you.

I'd love to try waterfowl hunting, but I'm still not sure where to start. Can anyone help?

I've got a Remington 870 Express which is great for rabbits and even turkey, but dove and quail...not so much.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:12 AM
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I LOVE to rabbit hunt. As the years go by our population of bunnies keep going down.

We hunt ducks and geese around beaver dams here. We haven't gone big enough to get the dekes and such yet.
Still though, 20 or so geese per year and around 10 - 15 ducks makes good tablefare.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:13 AM
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start for waterfowl - I know this one. near water!!! seriously though, water is the best bet to "cut your teeth" on waterfowl. then of course you can always go to the ground blinds and lay yourself down in a cornfield. watching for the flying bird is another way to get yourself going. decoys are almost a must anymore. gun that shoots 3" or better mags is a MUST. hip or chest waders. and of course, you have to have a lab. mine have always been chocolate, but thats a personal preference. a boat never hurt either.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:18 AM
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My kids love to go squirrel hunting. And you gotta love a big old pot of squirrel pot pie.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:22 AM
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My kids love to go squirrel hunting. And you gotta love a big old pot of squirrel pot pie.
Squirrel pot pie...that actually sounds good!! What do you put in it?? Other than squirrel...I know how you wise guys think!
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Name: SQUIRREL POT PIE
Category: Wild Game
Author: Onlinefood.com.au
Date: 6/18/2002
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Rating: ( 3.3 ) by 11 users

Ingredients:
2 dressed squirrels (2 - 2 1/2 lbs.)
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
Dash of black pepper
Rolled dumplings
Parsley
Instructions:
This is an excellent way to cook old squirrels which are too tough for frying. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth and remove all hair. Remove any shot and scent glands. Wash well inside and out with warm water. Cut into serving pieces. Put squirrel into a kettle; add water and salt; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer until very tender (2-3 hours depending on age of animal). The meat should be almost ready to fall from the bones.

Add pepper and butter. Increase the heat until liquid boils. Lay the rolled dumplings over the top of squirrel; cover tightly and cook for 12-15 minutes. Do not lift cover during cooking. Place squirrel in a hot plate and arrange dumplings around the edge. Cooking the dumplings in the liquid should thicken the gravy to just the right consistency. Pour gravy over squirrel and dumplings. A little fresh chopped parsley may be sprinkled over the top for garnish. 4 servings.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:16 PM
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We love to squ hunt as well and have a JAM UP dog that makes it that much the better and really adds to the fun. Also like to bowhunt cottontails and jacks out west and run them with the beagles here in the pinneywoods. Waterfowl hunting is a blast, but can also be a lot of work. But it is worth it. I really like crow hunting as well, its a BLAST!!
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