HOW HUNTERS CAN ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD THAT DOES NOT COST THE EARTH
Ilove game meat and I love going out bush to get it. I have started to refer to it as renewable food.
With all the hysteria about renewable energy, why wouldn’t I? The goose breasts and legs I remove from wild-bred geese are self-sustaining. They didn’t need anyone to till a field and plant it with grain to later harvest to feed them.
They didn’t need any mining materials to fence them. They didn’t need any irrigation equipment to hydrate them.
They didn’t need any pesticides or parasite control drugs. After I cleaned them the only packaging they got was a thin plastic bag. No foam tray or cling wrap with labelling.
They didn’t require a refrigerated truck to transport them across the nation. They came willingly to my decoys under their own steam.
Apart from my drive to the swamp, there were no fossil fuels required in their production. After butchering them, the offal was shared with the brown kites and ants. No landfill capacity was used.
The benefits I have reaped are a natural, locally grown source of the tastiest protein with no food miles. Locals have been employed and I have spent my money in Darwin and the regional area supporting my hunting lifestyle.
Last week I spent three days flying over swamps in the annual aerial goose survey conducted by NT Parks and Wildlife.
Out there in the vast swamps of the Top End, millions of eggs have been laid and are beginning to hatch, to restock the population and resupply next season’s larder. Get your own renewable meat soon.
NT Field and Game will be holding the first Game Getter’s Banquet for members and friends at the club on Saturday, May 13.
Come along and cook your favourite game meat delicacy, share it with others and, at the same time, taste some of our best feather and fur cook’s specialties.
Recipes will be on hand that will broaden your scope for goose, duck, rabbit, venison, buffalo and quail.
Sporting clay target continues on Fridays at the NT Field and Game range, Micket Creek Shooting Complex, Brandt Rd, Knuckey Lagoon. There are now two grounds with the token system in operation. The ranges will be open from 3pm on Fridays for those who plan ahead and pre purchase ammo and tokens. The sales desk normally opens at 5pm. The next competition is the State of Origin 75T handicap event on May 21.