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#5954548 - 09/30/15 01:07 PM Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Seeing a lot at our place. They legal to hunt? If so, are they good eating?
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#5954554 - 09/30/15 01:10 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Registered: 10/09/13
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I got a few of those last year.. one along with a couple mallards on the same hunt. Packaged them together.. cut the breast into strips, battered and fried them and I literally could not tell which was mallard or whistler.



Edited by DuckCoach1985 (09/30/15 01:13 PM)

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#5954560 - 09/30/15 01:16 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: DuckCoach1985]
john paul Offline
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Registered: 12/19/09
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They are good to eat but kinda a pain to clean. The skin is tough like a diver or at least that's what I remember. We used to winter a ton in our reservoir because we had a lot of water hyacinth and they would roost on top of it. Since the storm surge of Hurricane Ike in 2008 killed all of the hyacinth we have not killed one tree duck in our reservoir. They are mostly gone by the time duck season rolls around nowadays.
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I'm with GK because I like salty old dudes.

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#5954564 - 09/30/15 01:17 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
mohunter Offline
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Loc: Duck Hole, Tx
Yes, legal.
Eat about like most other puddle ducks, very stupid and easy to kill if you are close to the people feeding them.

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#5954601 - 09/30/15 01:45 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Gotcha. Thanks everyone. Was looking (probably in the wrong place) to see if there was a particular bag limit for them. I'm a very novice duck hunter and just want to make sure I'm on the up and up.
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#5954853 - 09/30/15 03:56 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
bobcatt Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 411
Loc: Kilgore, TX
shoot 6, eat them and let us know
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#5954864 - 09/30/15 04:02 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I've always liked watching them, cool little ducks. Had them coming to a deer feeder once that was well over a mile from the nearest water. You could set your watch by them, always there right before the feeder went off.

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#5955113 - 09/30/15 06:38 PM Re: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks - question [Re: mohunter]
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Originally Posted By: mohunter
Yes, legal.
Eat about like most other puddle ducks, very stupid and easy to kill if you are close to the people feeding them.
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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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