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boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 08 7:48 pm    Post subject: Pigeon harvest  Reply with quote    

My neighbours have an open barn with about 200 pigeons in there. They are going to let me 'visit' with my air rifle. If I shoot say, 50 pigeons for the pot what's the best way of processing them? Should I pluck them all or just cut off the breast meat? Or a mixture of both?

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 08 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which ever method you feel you have the time for. Breasting is obviously the least time consuming.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 08 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bodger wrote:
Breasting is obviously the least time consuming.


I say

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 08 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For the amount of meat on the rest of the carcass I personally don't bother with plucking & cleaning.
Cut the breasts off I say.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 08 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Removing the breast 'crowns' is almost as easy as cutting out the individual breasts and gives you a nice double portion on the bone.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 08 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yep
cut dont pluck

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 08 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.downsizer.net/Projects/Processing_food/Preparing_a_Pigeon/

Or just rip out the breast on the bone as suggested, can do pictures of that as well.

KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 08 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lots of how to crown a pigeon on youtube.

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 08 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:
Lots of how to crown a pigeon on youtube.


There is, and it saves me doing pics for it

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