This should probably be in the waterfowl forum but I don't want to be accused of unethically cooking my geese.
I asked my wife to invite her parents over for goose and doves. I got the geese this past weekend and was planning on hunting doves Monday evening but due to the rain, I didn't get out. SO, they were coming last night and I had to get a few doves.
First off, I never hunted doves before - ever. I had been seeing doves while hunting geese so I knew where they were.
The rain stopped for awhile yesterday but started again as I was walking out the door (of course). I knew I wasn't going to be hunting at a real good time and had to be home by 5:00. To make a long story short, it was fun and I shot ONE.
I missed another and had an opportunity at two more but knew if I hit them, they would have gone down in briars and I didn't feel like ripping my rain gear so I didn't shoot. I checked Google Earth and I walked almost 4 miles. Good exercise.
Anyhow..... Here are a few pics:
Here is THE dove:
Here is the meat in the pan. The dove breast halves are on the upper right corner. I was actually surprised at the size. I figured they would be smaller.
The ingredients: (I had the goose breasts marinating in Italian dressing since Monday.) The Bud Light Lime was used for taste, in cooking. Nothing else.
Here it is after I wrapped in bacon and secured with toothpicks, before going in the oven.
After cooking: No, 5 or 6 pieces didn't disappear. I forgot to get a pic fresh from the oven before everyone "dug in".
My wife and I thought it was great. I had 1/2 of the dove breast and my father-in-law had the other. It wasn't bad, considering it had just been shot a couple hours earlier and I didn't get to marinade it in anything or soak. Her parents, I don't think, thought it was not very good. I'm thinking because "it was goose" and something out of the ordinary.