Could you imagine trying to serve a youngster pigeon pie now they'd take a picture and then go urghhhh..Down here wood pigeon is generally available in good butchers's shop in February after the pheasant season is over. It will depend on how many people are out there shooting them. Most will be sold through a game dealer, so if there is one in your vicinity it could be worth contacting them.
My mother used to make legendary pigeon pie when I was a youngster.
any chance of a few wood pigeon wings?My eldest lad cooked "Squirrel Pie" for us last Autumn.....with gravey, greens, carrots and roast veg..
It was actually rather nice, and I'd willingly have it again..
As for Pigeons....we love them we have about 150 breasts in the freezer at the moment, along with about the same in partridge and pheasants - my best mate is a keeper on a shoot and the shoot now has to pay the game dealer10p a bird to get rid of them !!
He just gives them away locally...
theres a lot of flies in george barrons book calling for woodpigeon slipsIf you want them no problem....you can have squirrel tails too, and pheasant tails if you want
I'll get him to shoot some..PM me an address..
Out of interest what are you intending to tie with them ??