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Your Favorite Duck

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by FITASC666, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. FITASC666

    FITASC666 Member

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    What is the best tasting duck meat out there? I'm sold to teal....Let the opinions roll!
     
  2. Double_J

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    the one on the plate right then. I have not had any that I don't like, as long as it is not OVER-COOKED.
     
  3. BP44

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    Well I really like a big fat farm duck, but out of the birds that frequent my neck of the marsh I would have to say pintail or teal. I won't turn my nose up at a smiling mallard though:eek: they eat as good as the rest of em.
     
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    45 years ago as a kid when I set out to jump shoot ducks off the creek, or local potholes, my dad always told me if they weren't Mallards or Pintails, not to bother to bring them home. Since we raised Rouens and Pekins, wild duck was not really a delicacy. Same went for rabbits. After eatin' Californians and New Zealands, I never much cared for the Cottontails we used to shoot.
     
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    I know a fellow out here who shoots mergansers.
    I've tried it and it's not bad smoked.
     
  6. mike.h

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    teal, pretty sure part of the reason is because you have to work a little harder to get, verse a mallard or canvas back. ....who am I kidding, they're all good. ;)
     
  7. Texan Scott

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    a l'orange :p
     
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    Double J has it right. Don't overcook and they're all good... BUT, gotta admit my favorite is Wood Duck.
     
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    Mallard duck....................
     
  10. ColtPythonElite

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    Cold Duck....
     
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    I think there's very little difference in the fabulous taste of a blue-winged teal and a redhead .. as long as they are both med-rare. I prefer the redhead just because they are larger (burp). ;)
     
  12. gspn

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    Teal without a doubt. Mallards taste a little bit like liver to me...and I can't stand liver.

    Everyone makes fun of spoonbill and calls them a trash bird around here. Out of curiosity i arranged a blind taste test one night. All the birds were sorted by type and marinated separately with the same type of dressing. Each was given a number. I cooked group number 1 first and allowed everyone to taste it and score it. Then I moved on to number 2 and so on.

    Teal came in first, spoonbill was second. I don't recall how the others shook out but the fact that the widely dissed "trash bird" came in second was a real eye opener to me.
     
  13. Blue68f100

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    Teal is my favorite.
     
  14. WayBeau

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    I've always been partial to the Canvas backs. Mallards or Black ducks come in second.
     
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    Brave man. The advisory issued by our state is not to eat them at all, due to contaminants.
     
  16. Sav .250

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    Hate to say it guys but the one duck I had was way to ..............greasy for me.
     
  17. drsfmd

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    Was it a domestic or wild duck? Wild duck has very little fat.
     
  18. MCgunner

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    Mallard. Don't get too many in the marsh. Of the marsh ducks, teal. My favorite waterfowl is sand hill crane.
     
  19. MCgunner

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    BTW, spoonies have saved many a limit. :D They ain't that bad. I eat 'em.
     
  20. pbrktrt

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    Wood Duck with Teal a close second.
     
  21. josiewales

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    Duck Duck. My favorite kind! :D
     
  22. JWF III

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    At the end of the fifth day, God tasted what he created, and had teal for dinner. He decided that he could have done a little better. Flavor was good, just a little on the small size. So, what the bible doesn't tell you, during the fifth night, God made the Specklebelly. That's when he decided everything was good.

    Wyman
     
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    mallard injected with garlic butter marinade and deep fried in peanut oil, nothing better.
     
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    Sorry I don't have an opinion to contribute to the thread, but for laughs: I have never eaten duck, but - I inherited a 12 ga when my father passed away- but would you believe it never occurred to me until this thread to actually use it for hunting. It's been sitting in the corner for a year as the "last line" home defense.

    The sheer irony is that my father used it for 40 years duck hunting.

    Next season I'm getting a stamp.
     
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