So this past Saturday I did this: Myself and my cousin Tom went hunting on Saturday with two excellent field dogs and bagged 9 birds. On Sunday I broke the birds down and made stock from the bones and made fresh pheasant sausage from the meat. I added chopped fresh cranberries and dried apricots with ground clove, ginger, and cinnamon and I have to say they turned out incredibly well. When I fried off the first patty I knew I had a winner. Even my wife said they were the best sausages she has ever tried. And yes, I know she is biased but she is also very honest with me. They really were that good. I used a ratio of 4# of meat to 1.5 pounds of pork fat.