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ChaparralCommando
06-09-2010, 8:05 PM
The starlings have been hanging out in the tree in my yard all week making a racket, so today I popped about 10 off with my air pistol. Cooked up the breasts in some stir fry for dinner - not half bad over jasmine rice and washed down with a Downtown Brown. Taste is just like dove IMO.

professorhard
06-09-2010, 8:08 PM
Sounds delicious. Nice shootin.

5shot
06-09-2010, 8:52 PM
When I lived back east, the people there would shoot buckets full of blackbirds and starlings. I never got a chance to eat any, but all the locals did. Blackbird pie was a favorite there.

QuarterBoreGunner
06-09-2010, 8:57 PM
Wow how big is a starling breast?

ScottB
06-09-2010, 9:19 PM
About a 34D.



Oh .. sorry, I thought you asked how big is a starlet's breast

armygunsmith
06-09-2010, 9:32 PM
Starling.. really? Never thought about eating them, glad they were tasty. I might have to give them a taste one day.

ChaparralCommando
06-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Wow how big is a starling breast?

About 1/2 the size of a dove breast

Big Jake
06-10-2010, 6:55 AM
About a 34D.



Oh .. sorry, I thought you asked how big is a starlet's breast

Pics please! :D

frigginchi
06-10-2010, 7:08 AM
I remember as a kid I used to shoot starlings with my pellet gun. Shoot one and the others come to help it out. Just like Sniping in miniature :)

professionalcoyotehunter
06-10-2010, 12:09 PM
They are delicious. I have eaten them many times since they are open season.

180ls1
06-10-2010, 12:16 PM
I assume the meat is pretty dark?

professionalcoyotehunter
06-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Very dark. It almost taste like liver.

ScottB
06-10-2010, 3:19 PM
Great! I was looking for yet another source of flying liver

theseacow
06-10-2010, 3:27 PM
so lets see here.

1. kill 2 dozen starlings.
2. clean all of them.
3. prep and cook.
4. get 1 small bite of liver.

sounds well worth it. Is anyone guiding combo toad/starling hunts? thanks for any info you can provide.

180ls1
06-10-2010, 4:33 PM
so lets see here.

1. kill 2 dozen starlings.
2. clean all of them.
3. prep and cook.
4. get 1 small bite of liver.

sounds well worth it. Is anyone guiding combo toad/starling hunts? thanks for any info you can provide.

hahahaha

180ls1
06-10-2010, 4:34 PM
Very dark. It almost taste like liver.

i think i will just let you guys eat them up then

professionalcoyotehunter
06-10-2010, 4:45 PM
Awesome. Kill some and keep them in the freezer for me.:D

180ls1
06-10-2010, 8:59 PM
Well i would but i never really run into them unless i am down in el centro.

ChaparralCommando
06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Very dark. It almost taste like liver.

Mine were medium in color and flavor. Not strong like crow or beef, sorta like a mix of chicken and beef I suppose. Some breasts seemed stronger than others; could be due to male vs. female. I haven't eaten liver in ages, but I have a liver from a goat I slaughtered last week I'll cook sometime (once I find a decent liver recipe, if you have one let me know).

olhunter
06-11-2010, 7:14 AM
...but I have a liver from a goat I slaughtered last week I'll cook sometime (once I find a decent liver recipe, if you have one let me know).

Grill onions, hot dogs and liver on outdoor grill. Put onion on hot dog, throw liver in trash. Enjoy.

CSACANNONEER
06-11-2010, 7:29 AM
Toss the liver, go to the mercantile and get a sandwich instead!

portegee
06-11-2010, 8:56 AM
The best liver I've had was fresh beef cut about 1" thick seasoned flower fried to just medium served with onions and beans, gonna make some up sunday. The trick is to not over cook it once you do that it's ruined

ChaparralCommando
06-11-2010, 2:59 PM
The best liver I've had was fresh beef cut about 1" thick seasoned flower fried to just medium served with onions and beans, gonna make some up sunday. The trick is to not over cook it once you do that it's ruined

Good tip, how long do you cook it more specifically? I froze it, does that make it bad since it's not fresh anymore? The texture might be affected.

professionalcoyotehunter
06-11-2010, 3:01 PM
Just cook it slowly and smear it butter and gravy with grilled onions.:D

pieeater
04-05-2012, 3:47 PM
Yummy!!!!

http://www.fototime.com/DBDC8F783DAD808/standard.jpg

theseacow
04-05-2012, 6:13 PM
Yummy!!!!

WHAT COUNTY WAS THIS IN????

paul0660
04-05-2012, 6:17 PM
About a 34D.



Oh .. sorry, I thought you asked how big is a starlet's breast

Post of the week.

I meant post of THAT week.

Rhythm of Life
04-05-2012, 6:27 PM
Good tip, how long do you cook it more specifically? I froze it, does that make it bad since it's not fresh anymore? The texture might be affected.

It will be but the extent to the effect of freezing depends on how much air is in the bag, the bag quality, and how you defrost it.

At an inch thick I'd say about 7 minutes a side.

PatriotnMore
04-05-2012, 6:31 PM
Holy Necroposting, well played Pieeater:) You even brought PCH back from the forgotten.

24Sailor
04-05-2012, 6:38 PM
Yummy!!!!

http://www.fototime.com/DBDC8F783DAD808/standard.jpg

Yes indead......VERY YUMMY:chef:

pieeater
04-05-2012, 8:43 PM
WHAT COUNTY WAS THIS IN????

Big horn canyon ranch. I shoot them inside the razorback feeders.

pieeater
04-05-2012, 8:45 PM
Holy Necroposting, well played Pieeater:) You even brought PCH back from the forgotten.

PCH will never be forgotten!

Butthead
04-06-2012, 9:34 AM
I really miss the posts between him and Marcello. Great entertainment.

theseacow
04-06-2012, 11:47 AM
Is hunting starlings over bird seed considered unethical?

lewdogg21
04-06-2012, 12:26 PM
Don't look the starlings in the eyes in the mustard at BHCR. I had a buddy who did. May Cletus RIP.