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Have You Ever?

Post by Onk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:37 am

This is going to sound strange, but I was asked if I have ever ate pigeon! This person had heard that they were very good and the in England and Ireland they are eaten all the time. They thought since I keep pigeons for training and shoot some of them that I might eat them as well. I have not but thought I would pass this question along, have any of you ever ate pigeon and what does it compare to?
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Post by tommyboy72 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:43 am

They tasted similar to dove in my opinion. I ate them along time ago before I started using them for training. They were wild pigeons I had shot out of friend's barn. Squab is a delicacy in some other countries. They were ok but gamey in my opinion. Probably tastier with some type of sauce on them.

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Post by Sharon » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:46 am

With 7 kids and being very poor my Dad shot anything that moved. Pigeon is good - mild. need 2 birds per person though.
One day i was having my boyfriend over for lunch. He came from a rich family. After lunch he asked me "What was that meat. It was great." I said, "Squirrel". 8)
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Post by hustonmc » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:52 am

Not quite as tough as owl, but sweeter then hawk.

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Post by bonasa » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Pigeon is good. Pluck, brine, roast. Not a city rat but a respectable barn/silo pigeon is good eats. Something different, I like it.

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Post by ezzy333 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:19 pm

I used to keep some Kings and Mondains with my homers. They were bigger with the Mondains getting up to near 3 lbs. We had them for eating and they are pretty good. Lots of ways to fix them.

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Post by Mike50 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:58 pm

hustonmc wrote:Not quite as tough as owl, but sweeter then hawk.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Compared to woodies they taste like chicken. IMO

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Post by Steve007 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:12 pm

In England, pigeon shooting is a big deal. You can sell the cleaned wood pigeon carcasses to meat dealers, much of whose market is in Belgium or France, for about 75p or 3/4 pound. About $1.20, the last time I looked into it.

Big bags of over 500 birds are not unknown, though not usual.

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Post by High Voltage » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:03 pm

Sharon wrote:With 7 kids and very poor my Dad shot anything that moved. Pigeon is good - mild. need 2 birds per person though.
One day i was having my boyfriend over for lunch. He came from a rich family. After lunch he asked me "What was that meat. It was great." I said, "Squirrel". 8)
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Post by birddogger » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:42 pm

Yes I have but really don't care much for them.

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Post by birddogger » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:45 pm

Sharon wrote:With 7 kids and very poor my Dad shot anything that moved. Pigeon is good - mild. need 2 birds per person though.
One day i was having my boyfriend over for lunch. He came from a rich family. After lunch he asked me "What was that meat. It was great." I said, "Squirrel". 8)
Young fried squirrel with bisquits and milk gravy is hard to beat for my part. :D

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Post by AzDoggin » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Pigeon Pie recipe: http://www.lovefood.com/guide/recipes/1 ... pigeon-pie

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Post by Onk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 am

Pigeon Pie?! How can I not try something like that?
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Post by SpinoneIllinois » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:28 am

Squab was part of the final, 11-course meal on the Titanic, considered very high-class. One of my daughters works part-time at a concert hall, where they recently had some kind of Titanic-themed event and served the same 11-course meal. It was a pricey deal, and I had to chuckle that people were paying so much to eat pigeon. The dogs and I sure could have had a lot of fun with that meal, prior to the birds meeting their demise. :)

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Post by SHORTFAT » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:41 am

Spinone... The look in your dogs eyes in your avitar says... "hee hee hee... you want pigeon?.. I can arrange that..." :mrgreen:
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Post by SpinoneIllinois » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:10 am

She is 40 pounds of badassery. :twisted:

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Post by ultracarry » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:55 am

There are pigeons in the mountains out here that don't resemble the ones you train with. They are very very good eating.

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Post by Mountaineer » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:27 am

There may be an issue to consider if you medicate, with some drugs, your own pigeons re using them as a food source. :idea:

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Post by bwjohn » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:09 pm

don't have anything to add to the discussion, but just had to see what the post was about. you see that title and all of the stupid things you have done run through your head.

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Post by Onk » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:03 pm

Showed the pigeon pie idea to the wife tonight, her answer: " I don't give a rats rump how it's fixed, I'M NOT EATING IT!".
Thats what she thinks!!!! :twisted: More pigeon..I mean pheasant my dear?! :twisted:
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Post by Steve007 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:22 pm

bwjohn wrote:don't have anything to add to the discussion, but just had to see what the post was about. you see that title and all of the stupid things you have done run through your head.

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Post by northern cajun » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:08 pm

Pigeon Aka Squab (high dollar food in fancy places) is very good. Be heck I am a cajun and eat anything :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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