As for how long, you will know when you get out there. They will be either flying in "fast and furious," and you won't have time to worry about breasting them out until you have your limit, or they will come in slow, and you can breast each one out as you kill it. It only takes a second to breast one out, and you can do it without a knife. Just take the bird and hold it with its breast facing you, and put your thumbs firmly on each side of the keel, then just spread the skin until it splits open and pull the breast from the bird. I usually then grab the breast with index finger between the breast and trachea/gullet, and thumb of same hand up from the bottom of the breast, so you can get a good grasp on it, and then yank it free from the rest of the bird. The wings may not want to come off, but you can toss it on ice with the wings on if you want to, until you have time to properly clean them. Just make sure to take a small ice chest with you.
As for cooking, my two favorite ways:
Marinate in soy sauce and brown sugar, lay a jalapeno slice on top, wrap in thick applewood smoked bacon, pin it together with a toothpick, and grill.
Batter and fry, use the drippings to make gravy, serve over rice.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." -Amendment II, Constitution of the United States of America
Last edited by Jason_G; September 1, 2011 at 06:09 PM.