Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dove Hunting September!

Went dove hunting the first and second and am sure there are more days to come. With the expanding city we are always pressed to find new hunting sites not too far away from home and the heavy dove population. This years site was just of Ironwood Rd. just north of Germann. The mosquitos were out in full but i was able to get 9 the first day and 6 the second. My accuracy leaves somethiung to be desired this year for sure.

I've gotten pretty efficient and quick at cleaning them. Also tried a new way to eat 'em this year. We surfed the web and were able to find a pretty good recipe involving the crock pot. It was quite spicy and quite good. There were a few techniques to get rid of the gamey flavor too. I'll put the recipe below here for future reference and the curiosity of our followers.

~ 6-8 dove breasts, skinned~ 1 medium chopped onion ~ 1 can cream of mushroom soup ~ 1 can diced tomatoes and chilis ~ 1 clove garlic, chopped~ Salt and pepper to taste

Soak the breasts in salt water solution for 20-30 minutes (1 Tbsp salt to 4 cups water.) Rinse the birds and set aside. Place all ingredients in the crockpot. Stir and cover. Turn crockpot on low. Cook time approximately 6-8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.

She's playing dress up. I'm her hero! It turns out this picture is probably more likely to get pulled than the cricket one from the last posting.
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Kacey said...

Oh my... I love the hat!

Suzzy Rice aka Grammy Gingerbread said...

Congrats on a successful hunt, Elliot. Opening day is a strong tradition in our house, but it is getting so hard to find places to hunt. Our hunters (3 of them) only managed 2 birds...opening morning. Maybe the winter hunt will be better for us...Did you go, Alisa?

Alisa said...

Nah, I didn't go. I don't have a license and it was MUCH too early for me! But I DID enjoy the crockpot dove. Ha! Good luck with the winter hunt! I did think of you guys when Elliott said that he was planning on hunting!

Zac and Catherine Griffith Fam said...

Alisa I feel for you! My husband is CRAZY about hunting and is gone soooo much in the fall! We have the privilage of having deer and antelope mounts in our house! He is going for an elk next week and I am secretly praying he doesn't get one! :) I LOVE the wedding pic by the way! You look beautiful!

Jake and Jenna said... two are a stud couple. what are you freaks going to be for halloween? add us to your blog list and keep in touch. love....jake vela....kama fia fai masta ia!shhhh....ia oe!