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Old 01-08-2015, 11:46 AM
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So what type of duck tates better than others?

My favorite is Pintail! Worst I have had is Scaup. Thats just because I will not try Merganser.
My list:
Pintail
Wigeon
Teal(s)
Mottled
Shoveler
Gadwall
Ringers
Scaup
It's been a long time since I had any Coot. I don't believe I have had any other types?
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:00 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

You forgot Woodduck. It's tops on the list for me.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:59 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

Oh yea! It has been SO long since I have eaten one. It seems you need to be in a very specific area for Woodies.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:56 AM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

bbwds
widgeon
canvasback
woodduck
redheads
pintail
gadwall
ringers
rudys
bluebills.
All though ive shot bluebill on freshwater that were just as good as ringers anyday , and I ve shot mottles that were just as bad as a bluebill from the salt,spoonies are the same they taste like **** also, for me teal are hit or miss pepends on where I shot them.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:39 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

I cooked some bluebills and a redhead last night. Made a quick OJ and soy sauce marinade and let them soak for 15 min then sliced them thin and made some redneck curry in an iron skillet. It was great with red onion, red bell pepper, and jalapenos.

Grossed out the noobs at the firehouse while I cleaned my dinner on our stainless kitchen prep table. They kept looking at the carcai in the trash can as if they would come back to life.

I remember when there were more firemen who were killers than were triathaloners.

Pick up trucks being replaced with hybrids in the parking lot. Whats wrong with this world. Oh wait I can't stand a duck hunting fireman. Go back to your crossfit and organized exercise activities. Sorry for the slight derail.

I like all fowl short of coots and lawn darts.

Prep is key.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:18 PM
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I don't know how y'all can tell the difference? They all taste the same to me.... Like bacon.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:47 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

http://unitedwaterfowlersfl.org/foru...ad.php?t=12991

The link above is to a taste test party I hosted where guests rated 12 species of duck, plus Canada goose. Notably missing were the whistling ducks (my absolute favorite), wood ducks (my north country favorite) and canvasbacks (a historical favorite).

I also believe that the adage "you are what you eat" applies to most game. I've had decent bluebill in Ontario, on the fresh, but not so much in FL on the salt. Similarly, I've had mallards that were nearly inedible from Lake Ontario in late season when the veg is gone and they are scrounging for whatever they can get.

Further, handling of the meat makes a difference. We used to kill ringers in FL and let them sit on the boat, then the truck and then clean them a few hours after harvest. Gotta get them on ice and if you can, set them on their backs so the guts don't spill into the meat. Some go so far as field dressing their ducks.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:02 AM
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Black bellies and fulvous is my favorite
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:57 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

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Further, handling of the meat makes a difference. We used to kill ringers in FL and let them sit on the boat, then the truck and then clean them a few hours after harvest. Gotta get them on ice and if you can, set them on their backs so the guts don't spill into the meat. Some go so far as field dressing their ducks.
Hmm, only a few hours later...that might explain some things. Quickly dressing the birds makes that big of a difference?
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:39 AM
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Hmm, only a few hours later...that might explain some things. Quickly dressing the birds makes that big of a difference?
Yes, no different than any other animal. Cooling and cleaning of the meat to get the blood out as quickly as possible results in better tasting results.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:04 PM
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

I do soak the breasts in salty water for several days before freezing them and I also use a vacum packer.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:42 AM
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I do soak the breasts in salty water for several days before freezing them and I also use a vacum packer.
I soak mine (in the refrigerator) in straight water for 3 days after cleaning, changing the water 2x on the first day and 1x on the subsequent days. This does a great job to get the blood out. I don't use salt anymore after reading an article and talking to a couple of other hunters - it tends to dry the meat because it removes moisture.
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Re: So what type of duck tates better than others?

I would think the taste of duck parts has more to do with the flesh or fat than the blood which has a yummy earthy iron taste in most species. Bleeding probably doesn't serve any other purpose than some sort of illogical tradition.
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So what type of duck tates better than others?

Wood ducks are the best with flesh like a quail. Next best is teal. My dad used to take ringer and scaup breast boil them in white wine. Then cut up and cover to keep warm. Then would put them in a big pan of uncle bens wild rice with fresh sliced mushrooms and pour about a cup of the boiled wine broth in and simmer covered till the mushrooms were done. Yummy.


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