Mmmmmm dinner

Mmmmmm dinner

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    Mmmmmm dinner

    Fall turkey season has been really tough on me. I had to get up early this morning (around 9AM), I had to run and get my shotgun (all the way to the basement) and lastly I had to walk about 35 yards to get a clean shot at the 20 or so turkeys in my back yard. Pheeeew, it was tough, but sometimes you really have to make a herculean effort if you want to put the meat on the table.

    atctimmy and family will be eating fresh turkey for dinner tonight. Mmmmmmm!

    Total farm score for the year:

    Turkeys:

    atctimmy: 2

    turkeys: 0

    Deer:

    atctimmy: 0 (but I'm working on it)

    deer: 0

    Groundhogs:

    atctimmy: 9

    chucks: 1 (I missed one yesterday with the .22 at about 85 yards.)


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    I thought you were going to show us a pot of groundhog stew!
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    Nice! Make sure you have some good gravy to go with'em.
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    I remember all the old magazine articles about hunting wild turkeys and how smart they were, but experience has shown me that they're only slightly smarter than their Butterball cousins. Walked up on a lot of them while hunting deer. Stealth is not exactly my middle name, if you get my drift. Never seemed to work as well on the deer.

    Hope it's not too tough. I hear they are quite tasty. I'm not impressed with commercially raised birds.
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    ^^^ Yes, they are very tasty. They don't have a lot of fat though so you have to be careful that you don't overcook them.

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    Does anybody eat geese?

    I have them bobbing around my pond, but am really not sure if I wanna eat one?

    Other than that, here's my score:

    Deer:
    Whec: 0 (I haven't even gone out yet)
    deer: 0

    Coyotes:
    Whec: 0
    Coyote: 1 (missed with a .22 at 150 yds)
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    Good for you Timmy... is a hunting license required on your own property?

    Iowa used to have special landowner licenses for deer... don't know if they do now or not.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Does anybody eat geese?

    I have them bobbing around my pond, but am really not sure if I wanna eat one?

    Other than that, here's my score:

    Deer:
    Whec: 0 (I haven't even gone out yet)
    deer: 0

    Coyotes:
    Whec: 0
    Coyote: 1 (missed with a .22 at 150 yds)
    Wild goose is pretty good.... stuff with potatoes and onions... discard the "stuffing" (pulls out the gamey taste).. and makes goose taste a quite a bit like roast beef.

    Domestic goose.. I haven't had that...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Does anybody eat geese?

    I have them bobbing around my pond, but am really not sure if I wanna eat one?

    Other than that, here's my score:

    Deer:
    Whec: 0 (I haven't even gone out yet)
    deer: 0

    Coyotes:
    Whec: 0
    Coyote: 1 (missed with a .22 at 150 yds)
    Yes, I have eaten lots of geese. They can be a bit gamey/greasy if you roast them like a turkey. My all time favorite way to cook them is to breast them out and then slice the breasts into thin steaks (about 1/2 inch or so). Then we marinate them w/ teryaki sauce or cover them in BBQ sauce. Either way we cook them on the grill. Yum!

    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Good for you Timmy... is a hunting license required on your own property?

    Iowa used to have special landowner licenses for deer... don't know if they do now or not.
    No license or tags to pay for if I'm on my own land. I still buy a license and a single deer tag just in case I get invited someplace else.

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    Yummy!
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    You're living the life Timmy
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    You're living the life Timmy
    Amen Brother. I am well and truly blessed.

    I'm going archery hunting tonight too. Maybe I'll get a double. : )
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    I've never tried it, but I've heard that a snap type rat trap is good for both geese and turkeys. Supposed to break their necks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillep Harding View Post
    I've never tried it, but I've heard that a snap type rat trap is good for both geese and turkeys. Supposed to break their necks.
    I feel guilty. I watch hunting shows where guys go to great extremes to shoot geese. I have 'em floating 30' from my pond wall, that'll just ignore me if I walk up to them. They look Canadian (but I haven't heard their accent yet).

    I'm just not hungry enough to try to eat one.
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    Honk, eh?
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