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peacocks

Postby kaitieke1 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:21 am

Giday all
having recently moved to a new job I have discovered an abundance of peacocks on the place, what is the best way to hunt these cunning buggers? I thought they would be dopey things but as yet I have not been able to even fire a single shot at one, also any good recipes would be appreciated. cheers
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Re: peacocks

Postby Gapped Axe » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:56 pm

superb to eat, early evening, find their roosting tree and ping them with a 22
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Re: peacocks

Postby Rushy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:00 pm

Scribe has often said that they are great sport with a shotgun but difficult because the length of the tail throws your aim point off.
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Re: peacocks

Postby kaitieke1 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:06 pm

do you fullas roast the whole bird or just breast them, I am amazed at how well they fly and how much ground they can cover when they run, I think the 223 will get more of them than the shotty. I havnt as yet seen one with its tail all fanned out, is that just a mateing thing they do or do?
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Re: peacocks

Postby Rushy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:00 pm

I think it is a mating display thing.
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Re: peacocks

Postby carl243 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:25 pm

I just take the breast meat. Cut into schnitzel,lightly crumb and fast fry,outstanding! Also slow cooked in the crock pot,splash of red wine,few herbs is good tucker as well.. 22 hornet is what I harvest them with. Get into em man!
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Re: peacocks

Postby Gapped Axe » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:56 pm

just the breast meat
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Re: peacocks

Postby Dundee » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:12 pm

the bloody legs would be good too :)
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Re: peacocks

Postby Gapped Axe » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:20 am

to tough and stringy
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Re: peacocks

Postby Scribe » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:40 pm

kaitieke1 wrote:Giday all
having recently moved to a new job I have discovered an abundance of peacocks on the place, what is the best way to hunt these cunning buggers? I thought they would be dopey things but as yet I have not been able to even fire a single shot at one, also any good recipes would be appreciated. cheers


Have you settled into your new place yet Greg?.

I just take the breasts off the bird. Slice them into sausage sized strips and wrap them in bacon and grill them. Stick a couple of toothpicks through each one and on these place a prune and an apricot

Make an orange sauce and simmer in that for a few minutes before serving
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