What To Do After Making The Shot ???
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:51 AM
But I have been watching a lot of Archery shows where Deer is the primary target . But after the Deer is shot , the hunters seem to take hours before getting to their Deer . Some even say " lets give it an hour or so " to go look for it .
The Bear hunting show waited 3 hours , I think , to go look for it . Understandable but are not Bear mostly harvested for the hides , not really the meat ? And mostly to help control the population .
I even saw on " MeatEater " , the guy hunted Javalina in Texas . Shot it with a Bow & proceeded to " take a little nap " ( his words ) before getting to his Javalina .
Does it really take that long for them to bleed out / die ? Does it " funk-a-fie " the meat ? He proceeded to cook it , boiled it in the Stomach , in water .
Just wondering ,
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:48 PM
PS "REAL" hunting is nothing like the TXV shows. If you have hunted long and especially on public land you will know this. They deer zone I usually hunt has always had a success rate of approx 2% and that is never shown on TV. But if you work at it you can still do ok. I killed at least one deer for 22 years straight on public land when I use to seriously hunt Ca. So do not give up.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:29 PM
Its the warm weather here in CA that you have to worry about.
Birds get thrown in a cooler and cleaned at the end of the day.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:43 PM
On the birds, I like to do what Dave said, put them in the cooler whole if I don't want to clean them on the spot at the moment. I've found that the meat is much better if cooled asap. 3-4 hrs in warm weather detracts from the great flavor of a quail. Ideally, I like to breast my quail and get htem in the cooler after each return to the vehicle for rest and fluids for the dogs and myself.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:58 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:34 PM
I like to breast my quail and get htem in the cooler after each return to the vehicle for rest and fluids for the dogs and myself.
That is about the best way to do it for sure. Not only does it give everybody a chance to get their breath back, but it also is good for the meat.
Is it legal to do that with the quail or any other bird?? I thought you had to leave the bird so that it could be identifeid should a warden want to see them? We always cleaned them after bringing them home. Sometimes that was only 50 yards from the house but still waited until home and guns put away.
You can remove the wing(s) when you get home if desired, but need at least one on until then. I usually leave both because one (sometimes both) always seems to be broke and ready to fall off.
Dove you need to leave on a feathered wing for identification.
Actually John, it's ALL birds . But you were real close
251.7. Possession, Transportation and
Importation of Game Birds.
(a) No person may possess any birds taken
in this state in excess of the daily bag and
possession limits. The exception to this is for
the purpose of transportation, cleaning, storage
(including temporary storage), shipment, or
taxidermy services, where an individual may
possess game birds taken by another hunter
provided that they are tagged by the hunter who
has lawfully taken them. The tag must contain
the hunter’s name, address, hunting license
number, kinds and numbers of game birds
taken, date and location of kill, and signature.
b All birds, including migratory game birds,
possessed or transported within California must
have a fully feathered wing or head attached
until placed into a personal abode or commercial
preservation facility or being prepared for
immediate consumption. Doves must have a
fully feathered wing attached.
© Migratory game birds imported into
California shall be accompanied by a declaration
of entry as prescribed in Section 2353 of the
Fish and Game Code.
(d) Only one possession limit of migratory
game birds may be possessed per individual
after the close of the season for that species.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:43 PM
And I only know this because I know that quail can look like small chukar if no wings are on them at times, so they have to have a way to tell the difference.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:28 AM
I have a friend from Idaho that summers in So AZ that hunts quail down there most days of the season. He likes them whole. So, he does not field dress them at all, just gets them in the cooler asap. When he returns home, he cleans them and keeps them whole. Lot of work, but he's not one to waste the leg meat.
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