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Old 02-25-2009, 05:19 PM
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Anyone ever hunted Peacock? I hear it's great meat? There are some around where I shoot deer but they have eyesight for miles and wow their head is a small moving target for a .308. Would seems a worthwhile and challenging target.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:25 PM
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Watched a movie with Harrison Ford where he was a pilot on a South sea Island and crashed on a deserted island with a female executive whom was there to marry her boyfriend. They cought and cooked a Peacock and it looked pretty good.

When I was growing up here in Peck the folks next door raised them. Best I can say is the screeching they make is far worse than any dozen chicken roosters can make. I'd have gladly eaten their whole flock reguardless of the taste.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:31 AM
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"When I was growing up here in Peck the folks next door raised them. Best I can say is the screeching they make is far worse than any dozen chicken roosters can make. I'd have gladly eaten their whole flock reguardless of the taste.[/QUOTE]

+ 1 on that bob!
neighbors have a yapping little lap dog that brings forth the same sentiment!

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:45 AM
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Anyone ever hunted Peacock? I hear it's great meat? There are some around where I shoot deer but they have eyesight for miles and wow their head is a small moving target for a .308. Would seems a worthwhile and challenging target.
As soon as I read your post, I immediately thought of that movie that Bob from Idaho is talking about. Itís called Six Days Seven Nights (1998) with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. I could just see Ford rubbing the maraschino cherry juice all over the peacock roasting over the fire. Good call faucettb!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:54 AM
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Any fowl should be good to eat, especially the wild ones. Think I'd use a shotgun on one, though!
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:28 PM
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In this area they are used for guard "dogs".

They will patrol a territory and are very defensive of their area. They will move toward anything in the imediate area and as stated,give out a series of very loud cries when something isnt right in their territory.

They,like turkey,will eat 'bout anything so the farmers don't have to buy and feed them anything special. They also roost, so they are out of reach to most predators. They live to be a ripe old age. They will also breed and have chicks in this environment.

They are mostly seen at the farms that raise chickens,rabbits,and goats. Or the acreage that has fruit trees. ----pruhdlr
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