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    Snow Geese.....edible?

    Going on my first snow goose hunt this spring. Never shot one, never eaten one. My question is, how are they to eat and what do you all do with them. I actually really like eating Canadian geese. I didn't know if snow's are more like Canadian's or more like sea ducks. I just don't want to be wasteful. Thanks in advance for all feedback.
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    The guys I know who hunt them make sausage and Jerky out of them. I have never tried one.
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    Feed them to the hogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamblinman View Post
    Feed them to the hogs.
    I agree. I can cook a damned good duck, and a really edible canada goose, but I have NEVER tasted anything even remotely palatable made from a snow goose.

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    Make jerky with them.

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    I use High Mountain snack stick kits and their jerky seasonings. I grind the breasts and mix with pork or beef fat ,tube em up and smoke em. I also brine the legs and smoke them. Basic water,salt, and brown sugar brine and I add maple syrup and dust with cayenne pepper before smoking with apple or maple wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmess View Post
    I use High Mountain snack stick kits and their jerky seasonings. I grind the breasts and mix with pork or beef fat ,tube em up and smoke em. I also brine the legs and smoke them. Basic water,salt, and brown sugar brine and I add maple syrup and dust with cayenne pepper before smoking with apple or maple wood.
    They must really be bad if you have to do all that.
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    Terrible unless you spice them up really well.
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    Jerky for sure had some the other day and it was good

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    Saw a show on sportsman channel about them being cooked. This guy is an outdoor chef, he cut the breasts into 1" wide strips and sautéed them in oil/onions/and jalapeno rings/ salt and pepper. DON"T overcook. He also made a gravy out of the oil and flour.

    It might be called "Meat eater " or something like that.

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    Have made both stew and chili with snow goose. Both were good enough anti-hunters asked for more. I don't like them cooked like ducks or specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROADRUNNER View Post
    Saw a show on sportsman channel about them being cooked. This guy is an outdoor chef, he cut the breasts into 1" wide strips and sautéed them in oil/onions/and jalapeno rings/ salt and pepper. DON"T overcook. He also made a gravy out of the oil and flour.

    It might be called "Meat eater " or something like that.
    Good show. He will eat some strange things too. Like deer testicles. No thanks....
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    papap...wouldn't a good sauce piquante make them edible? If it makes a Poule d'eau edible, surely it will make a snow edible.

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    Taste like a mallard to me. But I make jerky out of it too

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    Guide for them every fall and spring, made goose poppers most evenings for clients. Cube them and wrap them in bacon, add a shot of BBQ sauce in the top of the cup along with hot pepper or cream cheese.

    Many clients made them into pepperettes

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    We ate them in Saskatchewan on the days we didn't kill cranes. Didn't think they tasted too bad. We did what Bandwagon did and made poppers out of them mostly. The rest we made into jerky so we had something to snack on while we were sitting in the field.