Waterfowl and upland game birds provided an additional meat supply.
Waterfowl are plentiful in season, with a great variety of ducks and geese
available throughout the spring, summer and early fall seasons. Black
ducks are a favorite of most people in the spring, as the birds pass through on
their annual migration north. Four sub-species of grouse are available the
Ptarmigan is a northern bird sought for fresh food in the winter. The
snowbird, also a northern bird, is eaten by some people. Raven and
sparrow, northern winter birds, are not usually used as food by the bush
people because ravens are scavengers and sparrows are too small.
Reprinted from Bush Land People with the permission of the author.
Copyright Terry Garvin, 1992-2002.