Dai Due has long planned and dreamed of hosting a Hunting School, similar to their deer and hog cooking and hunting expeditions, but solely focused on waterfowl. With the help of Coastal Wings Guide Service, this has finally come to fruition.
Join them on January 18-20, 2015 for 3 days of waterfowl hunting, cooking and eating on a 45,000 acre lease near Bay City, south of Houston. Morning hunts for geese – specklebellies, Canadas, Ross’ and snows – along with the myriad ducks passing through the brackish bays and ponds, should be fantastic, with the cold weather of the late part of the season and the abundant food available on this diverse property making the hunts very fruitful.
After the morning hunt on both days, we will gather – first to pluck – clean and ready our birds for cooking, then for an intimate class on preparing the birds. The focus will be put on making the most of waterfowl, converting those that don’t think that they like duck and goose. They will cover preparations that are at once familiar, comforting and not out of the skill level of home cooks. Simply put, they will show you how to put duck and goose on the family table every day of the week, successfully. This class is specifically conceived and designed to greatly improve the skill set of everyday hunter-cooks.
Covered in the class will be stock-making, lots of sausage making, braising, brining, grilling, cooking offal, frying, confits and packaging for freezing. Some curing and smoking will be included, as well. Class booklets with recipes, techniques and resources will be included, and copies of Afield will be available.
All hunts are fully guided, with trained dogs; comfortable lodging is included, as are all meals for the duration. The lodge is within earshot of a huge roost, so the morning and evening comings and goings of the birds can be heard from the porch. Students need only their guns, ammunition, licenses, waders (and other warm clothing), cameras and evening beverages of your choice. Cost is $1,995 per person, a great deal considering the quality of the hunting property, lodging and two days of classwork. Space is very limited to ensure a small, intimate class size and lots of time spent one-on-one to address individual needs.
Email Dick Williams at email@example.com or call him at 409-771-1451 to book your spot at this school.