A little coloration from the season.
Sunrise shot from a couple hunts back and made some duck poppers-strawberry fog jelly, garlic teriyaki sauce, Mexican cheese and duck all sleeping on a jalapeÃ±o bed covered in a bacon blanket
What to do with birds after the hunt-enjoy them
Duck breast marinade- Cajunsimâs LA home made
Homemade blackberry port wine
Homemade strawberry fig preserve
Bayou rum tangerine
Fresh tangerine off tree
Raw cane sugar
Brine duck overnight, rinse, dry and add to above mix to marinade 30-60 min. Cook breasts on hot black iron skillet for 2-4 min a side (if skin on deboned bird cook skin side down a little longer before flip)
Place breasts on platter/pot.
Deglaze with wine or rum and remaining marinade then drizzle on breasts.
Find a pillow and quiet place to take a nap after ð
Planted a variety of fruit trees a few years ago and finally picking the fruits of the labor. Made my first batch of Mayhaw jelly and tried some Japanese plum jelly. Also added in some blackberry cobbler and will save the mulberries for some wine. Made some blackberry wine last year and tasted fine.
The Louisiana call makers and collectors association will be holding their annual meeting in Pineville Louisiana May 19. It will be open for members at eight and open to the public at 10 and will feature Dale Bordelon demonstrating the making of Cane Duck Calls
Observed a variety of ducks today in the draining crawfish pond. Black bellied whistling ducks, fulvous ducks, mottled ducks, Bluewing Teal in addition to wood ducks. Always enjoy watching the reverse migration of blue wings in full plumage coming through the area. Squealers in large flocks wandering around. Saw a large group of them this week sitting around a pond along 107 in Mansura.
Got this idea for a wood duck box using old pallet and kitty litter tub-5 gallon bucket may work. Will test and see how it works out. Patent pending lol
Cool pic of turkeys in flight from my buddy in Texas. Should be a good spring hunt.
You make a gumbo. Not quite the finish I was expecting. Got this fellow courtesy of a bald eagle that was harassing him on the levee. Had a fun season with a mess of a few dozen ducks and geese. Will try geese for remaining days we have to chase them. Looking forward to Turkey season and next teal/duck/goose.
Geese have helped make season fun. Best season hunting sky carp and friends. Going to keep at em for a few more weeks. Hopefully will get better at calling.
Good weekend, slow but fun season. Lot of geese to fill the duck shortage.
Hunting has been a challenge this season with mixed results. Low duck numbers but have harvested a couple on most hunts. Have done well personally on geese with great numbers of geese in the area. Overall had great time with people I hunt with and enjoyed sunrises like this. Will chase a few more times then Turkey time.
Attended the call maker meeting/show today in pineville. Talented group of call makers keeping the art alive. Unique and great looking calls. Met a lot of great people.
A few more hand made cane calls put together to pass the time before teal season gets here. Finally learning a few tips from Dad-only took a 3-4 decades to listen lol. It is addicting but satisfying. Now to find more cane.
Bamboo cane calls being made by first and second generation throwback to the Cajun roots. Enjoy the photos.
Passing the time making turkey strikers and duck calls. Will try some acrylic in the future. Come on fall. Hope we have a bountiful season in 2017.
Made a final hunt and able to get one after missing a few. Got a surprise when I got to it-looks like a woodie mallard mix. Mallard beak with woodie colors, black eyes not red, faint ring on neck. May have to get this one put on display at camp. Great end to year
Been a goose egg start so dug into freezer and grilled up some duck poppers and jalapeÃ±o bombs. Seeing all kinds of ducks just none of the teal variety.
Scratching the itch waiting for the fall and spring Texas seasons to arrive. Decided to make some boxes, troughs and strikers using slate, fossil slate, azubo, ironwood, mesquite and what ever else I could dig up around the house. Ready for season-now to make a few slate.
Made annual trip with friends and family down to chauvin for a hunt. Divers were in full force along with coots. Great time with friends and family- based on the amout of shells spent that am. Great to see ducks- been slow in gueydan Kaplan for us.