Years ago when people visited large cities south or east of Chicago during the poultry season, the eye would catch the sign, 'Watertown Stuffed Geese." When traveling by train, on the menu card of the diner would be found, "Watertown Goose.”
The geese that were raised and prepared for market in Watertown, Wisconsin found their way to tables of wealthy people in the east, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and other eastern points which usually purchased the bulk of them. Orders were placed weeks and even months in advance and some wealthy families had standing orders from year to year to be certain of getting them.
Quite inexpensive for you if your hunter has been successful! From the Wisconsin Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Times are approximate.