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pluckers son.

I think that nearly, if not all the birds on the quarry list are edible. What they taste like is another matter. The biggest loss IMO is the Curlew wonderful meat on it. Two large enlongated breast fillets just begging to be cooked. A delight that sadly we are not allowed anymore.

When you think of the list of birds that used to be shot and eaten. Redshank,Greenshank, lapwing and of course the curlew, to name but a few. some of these birds deserved to be taken off the quarry list not through over shooting, but through habitat changes causing a decline in their numbers.

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Moorhens no where near as common as they used to be in the 60,s and 70,s

 

Been pushed out by the coots.

 

Cant say Ive ever heard of anyone eating one.

 

Must be a bit like Chicken. :lol:

 

FM.

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never shot one, dont shot jays now, just dont see that many of either.

just because its on the shooting list does not mean you have to.

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never shot one, dont shot jays now, just dont see that many of either.

just because its on the shooting list does not mean you have to.

Well said that man

 

Jonno

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i agree, i dont see a point in shooting them, they are nice birds and you dont see many of them, and as above i wont shoot jays, as they are very nice looking birds, and again see near none of them these days

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You can eat them,never tried them myself.When i worked for a game dealer we used to skin them they are tough little bu**ers. :)

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;) don`t do it they taste AWFUL and I eat lots of odd stuff(please insert your course replies in following threads !) :lol:

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:/ don`t do it they taste AWFUL and I eat lots of odd stuff(please insert your course replies in following threads !) :lol:

I only ever tried eating Moorhen once- it was so bitter tasting even the dog wouldn't touch it.

They are not even much fun to shoot. A high bird is anything above your knees ???

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i have eaten moor hen once, i found it to taste similar to wood cock when eaten fresh without hanging. it does need skinning though as theyre impossible to pluck

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The best recipe I know for Moorhen is... place in oven with house brick, cook on v high for about 6 hours, take both out of oven, throw Moorhen away and eat brick!

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Debatable (or maybe not) about how sporting a bird they are to shoot but you can eat them. I seem to remember that they need skinning as it's the skin that gives them such an awful taste. Mind you if it eats in the dirt at the bottom of a s***** pond what can you expect :D If you're that hungry maybe you should visit MacD's :/

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Iv eaten one once and found it quiet tasty B) .

Cross between duck and pegion :D .

what the f--ks a pegion taste like :/?:/?:/?B)

 

:*) :*) :D

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Is the Moorhen a "gamebird"?

I do see them on a shoot I have but never considered them legal quarry. I know they don't do much harm and wouldn't want to make a habit of shooting them for no reason at all BUT if one were to have an "accident" then for purely "research" purposes I would eat it just to see what it is like.

However before I do anything I want to check the legality of it and double check with the land owner. Don't want to pull a moody now do I?

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