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Discussion: quail

in: PG; PG > 2019-11-12

Nov 13, 2019 4:34 AM # 
jjcote:
Those morning walks are paying off?
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Nov 13, 2019 1:09 PM # 
PG:
:-)

Actually, quail are pretty rare around here.

Were I so inclined, and properly outfitted, and willing to break a few laws, I certainly could have brought home a grouse for dinner. Not sure if I ever ate grouse. My dad used to go bird hunting when I was a teenager and I got taken along, only somewhat willingly. Not sure if I ever hit anything. We did have the occasional pheasant for dinner, and I don't remember it being particularly tasty.

Of course the other options on my recent outings to Quabbin were a porcupine and 3 river otters. The porcupine would certainly have been the easier target, and easier to retrieve if I did hit it.

Trying to imagine the look on Gail's face if I arrived home with either.

The otters would have been a small fast-moving target, and then there's the matter of retrieval if you do hit it.

Nov 13, 2019 1:18 PM # 
Charlie:
Not that I've ever had any, but porcupine is supposed to be particularly tasty, which is why they need all the spines.
Nov 13, 2019 8:18 PM # 
jjcote:
Plenty of porcupine recipes on line, but they seem to primarily be beef meatballs with rice in them.

That grouse probably had rabies.

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