- Jul 4, 2019
I see roadkill everywhere, same 'stuff' everywhere I say to myself, though this thread makes me doubt that as it's usually badgers, pheasants etc I see not a prime joint of venison.
it used to be illegal for the person who hit the pheasant,ect,ect to stop and pick it up but not for the the people behind,don't know whether that is still the law or notThe last two times out fishing I have hit a pheasant, never thought about stopping and picking them up.
I wouldn’t go near Badger with all the TB about.Never eaten roadkill afaik - although we get plenty of fallow dear, muntjac and badgers at the roadside round this way.
I do remember the "two fat ladies" talking about Badger Ham, has anyone eaten badger?
I do like rabbit occasionally - and pigeon is superb.
Pheasant is OK - but partridge and guinea fowl are better IMO.
Venison is also great.
My mum (and grandma) ate her pet rabbit in WWII as they were that desperate for food (although attitudes to "pets" were not quite so sentimental back then)
Never tried Woodcock or grouse (have had a dram or two), Goose is nkt the best, greasy and tough.I don't do roadkill. I've normally got a freezer full of various game that I've got for free without having to scrape it off a verge. I can't say that venison is a regular freebie, but I do get it occasionally. Venison is probably the only game meat that I'd actually be prepared to pay for, but I'll happily eat wood pigeon, duck, pheasant, woodcock, partridge and hare. I don't recall ever having tried grouse. Despite knowing a grouse moor keeper or two, I don't remember being offered any either.