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I had a few epic hunts this past month, but none quite so satisfying as a snipe hunt Holly, my friend Jesse and I had in south Texas. Snipe? Yes, they are a real bird. Read on…
When the weather is balmy and the ducks aren’t flying, head to the bogs and look for the mystical snipe.
To pluck or skin? It’s a question all bird hunters face. Most of a bird’s distinctive flavor is in its skin and fat, but plucking can be tricky. Here’s how to go about it.
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I went on my first-ever snipe hunt recently, and as soon as I had four of the little marsh birds in hand I began plotting an appropriately glorious way of cooking what has been something of a questing beast for me. I devised what I thought would be such a plan, and Holly and I […]
Snipe. Even its name suggests that this little marsh bird does not really exist. Most people think snipe are about as real as a jabberwocky. The birds are most often the subject of campground jokes involving flashlights, pillowcases, and occasionally a pair of rocks banged together. But as you can see, snipe are very real. And […]
Pheasant, snipe, quail, wild turkey, partridge, grouse. These are the chicken of wild game birds. Pheasants being the semi-wild cousins of chickens, and quail, partridges and chukars all being accessible from a taste standpoint. The notable exception is the ruffed grouse, which has a strong flavor that, in my mind, makes it far superior to […]