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Good day today

by Bax* » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:05 am

I got out today for my first duck hunt of the season and had a blast! Normally I dont even start hunting ducks til mid December because I like the fair weather hunters to leave me alone, but Chaser got me out any ways and took his brother along for good measure.

It was his brother's first duck hunt and he bagged 4 spoonies, and Chaser another 3, and I limited out. Everything that came in today was a spoonie, but I lucked out and hit a greenwing teal early on.

Man duck hunting is fun!
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Re: Good day today

by DallanC » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 am

Nice haul, I'm surprised people are doing as good as they are concidering its like mid september weather out there. How do you cook them? Any good recipes?


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Re: Good day today

by Bax* » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:22 pm

I seriously dont know how the heck to cook duck. Im good at shooting the buggers but pretty much ruin them every time I cook them.

Now I just make them into dog treats. But once the teal start coming in more, I plan on smoking them up in the smoker and serving them on crackers with cheese.
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Re: Good day today

by DallanC » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Bax* wrote:I seriously dont know how the heck to cook duck. Im good at shooting the buggers but pretty much ruin them every time I cook them.

Now I just make them into dog treats. But once the teal start coming in more, I plan on smoking them up in the smoker and serving them on crackers with cheese.


Yea I hunted them for years and never found a good recipe. We tried the meat my boy got on the youth hunt earlier this year in Chilli, that actually wasnt half bad. He got more scaup than mallards and those are the nastiest tasting ducks out there.... so I'm thinking of those ole nasty things werent that bad, a cornfield mallard might be pretty good that way. Course figuring out which mallad is the corn fed one is a feat in and of itself.

Give me a big old Honker any day... or better yet, Whistling Swan. Best wild bird I ever ate in my life was a swan. :D


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Re: Good day today

by Bax* » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:46 pm

I wish I knew how to hunt geese. I dont know anyone that really hunts them so I try periodically to get them, but pretty much fail within a few minutes and the geese fly away :oops:
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Re: Good day today

by dubob » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:47 pm

DallanC wrote:Best wild bird I ever ate in my life was a swan.
Then you obviously have never eaten sandhill crane.

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Re: Good day today

by DallanC » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:20 pm

dubob wrote:
DallanC wrote:Best wild bird I ever ate in my life was a swan.
Then you obviously have never eaten sandhill crane.

:D


Nope, its on my bucket list though! Nice to hear they are yummy :)


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Re: Good day today

by Martymcfly73 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:02 am

Nice haul. I took this year off. Looking forward to next year.
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