Aging game birds

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Aging game birds

Post by ACooper » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Anyone do this? I have heard that the ideal length for pheasants is four days, this season will be my first try.

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Post by ezzy333 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:13 pm

People used to hang them by the bottom bill and when that came off and the bird dropped it was ready for use.

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Re: Aging game birds

Post by Escopeton » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:16 pm

This is the first time I saw this posting. I do age all my game birds; upland and waterfowl.
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Re: Aging game birds

Post by markj » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:37 pm

I soak the pheas in salt water overnite, then cook them next day without freezing them. When I was a kid, we shot them on the way home from school ate them that nite.. we was poor folk and sometimes this was our only meat.....

I will one day write a song about them days. Ma used to feed us gravy and homemade bread, was all she had.... till we were big enough to shoot the animals we ate... fished the river, helped the old gal down the road for eggs and old chickens.... we thought we was rich....our city cousins begged to stay out there with us.... we was so poor in money but weathy in other ways.

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Re: Aging game birds

Post by Byrdgirl » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:51 pm

I love this guys website...bought his book too. He did a super informative post on this.

Here's the link.
http://honest-food.net/2008/11/27/on-hanging-pheasants/

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