Wow. 8 to 15 birds a day bag limit? That's a lot of birds. I have only eaten goose once and it was a domestic goose. I can't even remember what it tasted like. I wonder if it is greasy like duck. If someone were to put about two bag limits of geese into their freezer they wouldn't have to buy meat or poultry for the entire winter.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2019 13:08:05 GMT -5 by Clipper
Post by Pizzaballa on Sept 2, 2019 13:31:26 GMT -5
Many years ago I made goose for a dinner I think on Christmas. Wasn't bad but I wouldn't do it again. Have a strong taste if I remember correctly. My Brother does all that hunting. Goose, Deer, Wild Turkey. Grouse--you name it he hunts it,
In my younger days I hunted deer, partridge, squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks and racoons. I have eaten all of those animals at one time or another. I never bothered with duck hunting as I don't care for duck. There is no sense in killing an animal or bird if you are not going to eat it. The only animal that I hunted and killed but didn't normally eat was woodchucks although as a teen when I hunted them with my dad, we did eat one on occasion, marinated and roasted in the oven with BBQ sauce. That is also the best way to eat racoon as they are rather gamey if not soaked in salt water and either rubbed or slathered in sauce as they cook. I haven't hunted since moving here to Tennessee. After falling and breaking my back in 96 it became difficult to navigate the hills, and woods to hunt. I was always an avid fisherman also, but even the ability to wade for trout became difficult so fishing was confined to fishing from shore or from a boat. I miss fishing the most.
Bird hunters must think they have died and went to heaven. A bag limit that big makes for some great hunting opportunities, and lots of game for the freezer. Geese ARE a nuisance. They make a horrible and unsanitary mess of parks and golf courses. When I lived on Kayuta Lake, we had geese that would make a mess on our lakefront when they were migrating through. .
I think they should increase the bag limit on deer. They're overpopulated & are becoming a nuisance. For the past 2 winters we've seen them in our backyard. Last week there was one spotted in West Utica. Last fall on 2 occasions i almost hit one right in the village of Whitesboro & I avoid driving on the Thruway if i can in the fall because the damn things are all over the place.
When we lived up North, the ex and I each literally hit at least one deer per year. They issue doe permits in the Southern hunting zones to control the population, but only once in all the years I hunted in NY State I only remember once that they issued doe permits for the northern zones. We did used to get permits that allowed us to take an antlerless deer as far north as the Barneveld/Holland Patent area but from there North is was bucks only.
I fed the deer one year when we lived on Kayuta. When the lake was frozen over they used to come across the lake. Ron Rubicki, who used to run Yorkville Brake lived across the bay from us and he had a manger and fed the deer, so I built one and bought grain and hay all one winter. It was nice seeing all the deer, but they absolutely destroyed the grass in our front yard and even in summer they ate any flowers that we planted. It was like camping, except in a 3 bedroom raised ranch. We had bears, racoons, and deer on a regular basis. It didn't take long for me to learn to keep the garbage cans in the garage instead of around the corner along side the house. Racoons got in our garbage, and one night while walking the collie in the dark with a flashlight I encountered a black bear. Needless to say, the dog crapped before dark or held it until morning from then on. haha.
The trouble with deer overpopulation is that they are herd animals, and more than once I dad deer bound across the road in groups and I either hit one or one hit me. I had one run into the driver's door on my truck once. Beautiful animals, but they present a real hazard to drivers, and raise hell with landscaping.
I know a guy who used to work for the highway dept in Frankfort & once in a while they're tasked with picking up dead deer along the road. The ticks are so bad on these deer that they have to don a full hazmat suit to avoid being covered with ticks themselves.
Update: I crept crawled slowly and quietly to the garden on my belly, got grass stains on my knees and elbows, but it was worth it. I slowly sneaked up, reached out and quickly but quietly snatched the first pepper. I quickly put in a bag before it had time to warn the others. One by one I stealthily crept between the plants, snatching and bagging as I went. It was a fruitful hunt. I managed to bag 10 plump green peppers. Having been successful, I retreated from the 90 degree heat and gave Kathy an update and description of my mission, while resting up in my chair with a cold iced tea after washing the grass stains off of my elbows and putting my gardening jeans in the washer. It was a hard fought campaign but here I sit, tired but victorious.
Well I DID manage to bag 10 peppers. It is hotter than heck here today. I just got back from Burger King. It is senior citizens night. I bought two senior meals that include a whopper, fries and a drink. Can't beat it for a quick supper on a hot day. Total bill with tax was $9.30. When I got into the truck it was 106 inside. I am glad that I didn't have to go anywhere or do anything outside today.