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#6909089 - 10/04/17 06:04 PM duck hunters...
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 250
post up your fav way to clean a duck...
also add in teal and geese...
I've tried diff ways, just curious what most do...

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#6909189 - 10/04/17 07:36 PM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
a74aggie Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 163
Loc: East Texas
I'm old school.....
pluck 'em, cut the rear end and gut 'em
after you cut the feet, wings, and neck off, roast 'em and enjoy.....


Edited by a74aggie (10/04/17 07:37 PM)
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#6909503 - 10/05/17 06:19 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
WreakinHavoc Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 131
I've never cooked them whole like aggie...i always just debreast them. I need to see how some people do it so I don't waste any meat.

The teal I wrap up into poppers, but the mallards I cooked on the stove top--- seared for 3 minutes on each side...taste just like a steak. so good

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#6909533 - 10/05/17 06:56 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5709
Loc: Abilene, TX
Pintail, teal and canvas back are best plucked and roasted.

I use the waxing method.

Most others peel skin off and expose the breast and cut it out.



Edited by BradyBuck (10/05/17 06:57 AM)

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#6909563 - 10/05/17 07:36 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
Noojen Offline
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Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 58
I usually make sausage out of my ducks, so I employ the following method to get just the breast and filet it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqpHYi74NoA

Every once in a while I'll do what Aggie does to roast a duck.

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#6909621 - 10/05/17 08:09 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
223 killer Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 24
Pop off the head cut the wings and rip the breast off like a dove, or I breast out the meat.

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#6909624 - 10/05/17 08:10 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
ndhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3873
Loc: Dallas, TX
Age them for a week and breast them or wax them whole

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#6909659 - 10/05/17 08:34 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: ndhunter]
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Age them a week, breast them with skin on, cook them on hot cast iron with a little conola oil, like 2 minutes on each side, serve med-rare, like filet mignon...



You don't want to over cook, but you want to try and render down that fat on the skin side, get it as crisp as possible, but you will not get it good enough to where the skin gets tender enough to easily chew it up, but it adds a ton flavor, I try and get a little skin with each bite.


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#6909709 - 10/05/17 09:15 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: 223 killer]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1475
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Originally Posted By: 223 killer
Pop off the head cut the wings and rip the breast off like a dove, or I breast out the meat.


X2 and my nonhunting neighbors love it when I do it in the driveway!

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#6909813 - 10/05/17 10:31 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
TXCrossTimbers Offline
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Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 60
Loc: NE TX
I will pluck and breast mine out 99% of the time and leave the skin on. The other 1% I pluck the whole thing to roast.
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#6910181 - 10/05/17 03:22 PM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
WreakinHavoc Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 131
someone explain age... the aging im thinking of is probably not the same as yall are describing lol

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#6910248 - 10/05/17 04:31 PM Re: duck hunters... [Re: WreakinHavoc]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5669
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: WreakinHavoc
I've never cooked them whole like aggie...i always just debreast them. I need to see how some people do it so I don't waste any meat.

The teal I wrap up into poppers, but the mallards I cooked on the stove top--- seared for 3 minutes on each side...taste just like a steak. so good


Pull leg and thigh meat as well!

Ageing for me is, laying the birds on thier backs for 3-5 days in the fridge. Mine always go in gallon size ziploc's and get cleaned days later.
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#6910251 - 10/05/17 04:37 PM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
Charlie817 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 226
Loc: NorthTarrant County
I breast mine. Then age them for 5-7 days in a plastic baggie with water in the refrigerator. The first day I change the water every 6 hrs. The rest of the days I change the water once a day.


Edited by Charlie817 (10/05/17 04:39 PM)

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#6910342 - 10/05/17 05:56 PM Re: duck hunters... [Re: WreakinHavoc]
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 27631
Loc: Lake X
Originally Posted By: WreakinHavoc
someone explain age... the aging im thinking of is probably not the same as yall are describing lol

http://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-recipes-wild-game-cooking/dry-aging-versus-brining

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#6910763 - 10/06/17 04:54 AM Re: duck hunters... [Re: kweber]
wal1809 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 11251
Loc: Texas
I pluck mine. There is so much more you can do with them vs breasting them.
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