Every month my husband turns into a stranger. He brings out his camo, heavy pants, and boots. Once he plops the guns and ammo onto the kitchen counter, our bird hunting dog goes crazy. She knows it's time to stop being my running companion and time to go and get some dinner for us! Both husband and dog trudge out early in the morning to the fields with several friends and dogs in tow.
My only criteria is to bring those birds home looking just like the ones I would pick out of the grocery store. I don't like washing the post-hunting clothes or having bird feathers in the trashcan. And I don't have any desire to really go hunting. I hate guns and hate even picking up the gun case.
But I do love the taste and texture of fresh meat. There is such a difference from the store bought meat. It's delicious and more filling.
One of our favorite pheasant recipes has to be this pheasant or chicken and wild rice pie. It's absolutely amazing and keeps the meat so tender. If you are using pheasant, you will want to follow the notes in the instruction recipe.
You can also find out more information about pheasant hunting.