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#5538194 - 01/12/15 04:17 PM Best tasting ducks
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Registered: 07/19/09
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Loc: East Tx
From best to worst... What are they?

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#5538202 - 01/12/15 04:20 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Teal wood top 2- divers best prep in trash can. I avoid them like the plague.

Canvasbacks are actually not bad- in sausage
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#5538205 - 01/12/15 04:21 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Quail best, and duck worst


Edited by tigger (01/12/15 04:23 PM)
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#5538221 - 01/12/15 04:29 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Your dabblers (mallards, teal, black, woodies, pintails, gadwalls, etc.) are going to be the best tasting.

Diving ducks (canvas back, mergansers, redheads, buffleheads, scaups/bluebills, etc.) generally aren't going to have as good a flavor because their diet is significantly different than dabblers.

Keep in mind that a whole lot of it is contingent on how the bird is prepared. I've found that most people that swear duck tastes like [censored] have eaten only duck that is far overcooked - in which case it won't matter if it is a diver or dabbler.

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#5538238 - 01/12/15 04:35 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Pheasant
Quail


Wood
Teal
Mallard


Edited by beaversnipe (01/12/15 04:36 PM)
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#5538254 - 01/12/15 04:43 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Lots of misinformation on the Can. The Can is king! On the table, too. Breasted out with the skin on, blackened on an iron skillet. Best duck you will ever have.
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#5538289 - 01/12/15 04:59 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Registered: 01/05/14
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Loc: N Texas
I'll second that, we shot a couple cans earlier this year in east texas and cooked them up separately but at the same time as gadwall and mallard, the can was gone in a hurry.

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#5538306 - 01/12/15 05:04 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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can woodie teal gadwall widgeon pintail mallard
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#5538317 - 01/12/15 05:10 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Greekangler]
Going Green Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
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Loc: Howe, TX
Originally Posted By: Greekangler
Teal wood top 2- divers best prep in trash can. I avoid them like the plague.

Canvasbacks are actually not bad- in sausage


Shooting ducks and throwing them away is called Wanton Waste and it's against the law. If you're advocating for that on a public forum, it's time to hang the waders up and take up golf because you're a liability and disgrace to the hunting community and its just a matter of time before you become fodder for anti-hunters.

The fact that you would even put Canvasback and sausage in the same sentence tells me everything I need to know. You don't like eating duck? Then either give them to someone who does or don't hunt.
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#5538334 - 01/12/15 05:20 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: beaversnipe]
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Pheasant
Quail


Wood
Teal
Mallard


Chukar
Pheasant
Quail.

Chukar is better than pheasant.
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#5538345 - 01/12/15 05:25 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Canvasback then your puddlers, redheads and other divers.

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#5538351 - 01/12/15 05:29 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Canvasbacks eat the best
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#5538355 - 01/12/15 05:30 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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Woodies, teal, gadwall, cans, then other puddlers.

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#5538368 - 01/12/15 05:34 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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They all taste the same in gumbo. I save the teal, mallards, woodies, gadwalls and wigeon for the bbq, the rest go in the gumbo bag for the end of the season.

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#5538512 - 01/12/15 06:25 PM Re: Best tasting ducks [Re: Jacob645]
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LA TOUR D'ARGENT: paris

Best duck you will EVER eat!

Never been, but dying to try...


Edited by beaversnipe (01/12/15 06:34 PM)
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