We use calls and decoys to entice resident geese to move to from the nearby lakes and streams into the cut cornfields surrounding the city. I use a 20 gauge with steel shot and Mark uses a 12. I am learning how to hunt for waterfowl the only way possible, by taking my lumps. On review, it looks like I managed to get 3 of the 5 birds, one of which I got as Mark was collecting the truck to finish up the day.
My shooting for geese and ducks has really improved and that was part of my goals for the year.
I cook up the goose by mincing it with a knife on a cutting board and cook it with cast iron on an open fire using a combination of dry softwoods like pine and hardwoods. Birch bark is a great bushcraft fire lighting tinder coupled with dry twigs. I'll shelter from the wind and other elements using a rock cut which will also reflect the heat back toward me. While these skills are not purely survival based, they do form a part of wilderness living, which is a way to live off the land in modern times.
Near the end I will talk about continuing to challenge yourself no matter what you are doing in life to keep it interesting and your spirits up. When we stagnate and stop growing, our mental fortitude also declines.
In this series we turn wild game into food right in the field. Burgers are the endproduct, but really, it's about making game tasty and edible rather than chewy or tough.
Wild game such as rabbit or hare, geese and raccoon, does not have to be chewy, rather can be made to taste very good with simple cooking techniques including mincing, pounding, grinding, salting and spicing, slow cooking, boiling and tearing.
On a grander scale, we are using wild resources to take the pressure off domestic animals who often live a very stressful life on to wild game which leads a very natural and healthy life. Not only is wild game very nutritious and plentiful since very few people eat from the wild anymore, but the meat is also very healthy since it is organic and naturally fed.
We can't all eat wild foods, but we can certainly learn more about eating wild foods and how humans live a more naturalize life in tune with how we originated.
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