Enjoying a meal of wild game is one of the greatest pleasures of the hunt and there are various ways of cooking that enhance the great flavor that only wild game can give. A common practice when cooking game birds (because of the birds low fat content) is to use bacon, oil or butter to prevent moisture from leaving the meat when cooking. There are hundreds if not thousands of game bird recipes for both dove and pheasant. One great tasting, simple recipe that can be used for both pheasant and dove is ‘Smothered Birds’. (Cooking times vary)
Recipe taken from NY Dove Hunting article "Hunting for Groceries with your Dog"