Duck and goose hunting is a sport loved by sportsmen all over the Americas, but not many sportsmen enjoy the taste of the animals they hunt. The best part about game animals is that they are very low in fat and taste great if prepared the right way. Here are a few ways to make your game raise eyebrows at the dinner table.

Crockpot cooking is a great way to slowly cook your duck or goose, and it effectively takes away that gamey taste. It is also an easy way to cook, all you do is pour in the ingredients and wait. Slow cooking the meat makes it taste great, reveals the real taste of the meat, and makes it literally fall apart in your mouth. Who doesn’t like that? So here is the recipe:

Duck/Goose stew

1. Fill the crock pot about ½ to ¾ full with boneless breast/leg meat (all tallow removed).
2. Add onion soup and a few cups of water depending on what the mix calls for.
3. Add a bottle of Italian dressing. (I prefer low fat)
4. Add chopped vegetables at your discretion (I usually use carrots, potatoes, celery, and some green and red peppers).
5. Turn the crock pot on high for about 5-8 hours depending on how much meat you have. Turn down to low until serving.
6. If you want to make it more stew like you can add a packet of gravy mix at any time.
7. Before serving I usually pull apart breasts with a fork into shreds, but it is not needed.
8. Serve with garlic bread and dark beer/red wine.

Pulled Duck/Goose sandwiches

1. Fill the crock pot about ½ to ¾ full with boneless breast/leg meat (all tallow removed).
2. Add cran-apple juice until it covers all meat, then add a little more.
3. Add 2-3 cups of Coke/Pepsi
4. Cook in crock pot for 7-12 hours on high depending on how much meat you have and how tender you want it.
5. Drain 75-80% of liquid
6. Pull apart breasts and add your favorite BBQ sauce (usually takes about one med sized bottle).
7. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite beverage (makes a great potluck item).