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The idea that food may get so scarce that we turn to harvest wild birds is a terrifying thought right? Well, I spent about 6 hours in a tick-infested blind trying to harvest wild birds this weekend.
My fridge is full and I have plenty of food. I was turkey hunting with my son. When you look at it through a hunters eyes you find this idea is pretty common.
Harvesting birds is only a crazy idea because they are plucked and gutted in plastic at the supermarket. They are also breaded and fried, already, in the drive-through window. Because of this, we have lost touch with how birds are dealt with.
If the time comes for you to harvest birds, what are the best to go after?
Big fatty birds that show up in droves. In the early days of hunger and collapse geese will come right up to you for some bread. Before long the geese will get wise but they will still be fat and juicy!
Look at geese for a great wild bird food sources.
Ducks are also fatty and delicious. In many cultures, duck is a delicacy and rightly so. Duck is incredible and the meat is red and rich. Ducks will be just like geese at first. This means you will be able to have a lot of them early on with just a handful of bread.
If you get tired of harvesting birds you can even start farming them.
There is a lot of doves around. Dove is also delicious. Grilled dove breasts are absolutely outrageous. They are easy to butcher, also!
Dove can be shot using a simple air rifle. You dont even need access to a rifle or a handgun. A simple pellet gun with iron sights can take down dove all day.