Few things are as iconic as a Christmas goose, but when it comes to translating that beloved holiday tradition into the wild world, many hunters throw up their hands and give up. Geese are tough, they say. Livery, smelly, and hard to clean. Sky carp. All of this can be true, but it still shouldn’t stop you from hunting, cooking, and enjoying your goose. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be shocked at how wonderful the Lords of the Air can be on the table.