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blue bills

Postby Joel » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:08 pm

what do you guys do with your blue bills i stoped shooting them i found then really hard to clean is there a easyer way
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Postby Smackaduck » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:16 pm

What were you doing with them. Breasting or whole.
Even if your just breasting they will tend to be a little tougher skinned than your puddlers but other than that you shouldnt have any other problems.
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Postby donell67 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:17 pm

are you have trouble getting the skin off. at the middle of the breast i cut down to bone fillet the meat off except leave the skin attached to the body on the out side edge or by the wing. then roll the meat back and some times you can just peel the meat off the skin that way. or you might have to use a fllet knife to finish skinning it. kinda like skinning a deer. with that much skin still attached to the body its alot easier getting the meat off. i hope this makes sence to you. if you have any other questions let me know. diver make awesome jerky.
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Postby Joel » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:26 pm

yes the skin very hard to get off
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Postby TexasGeese » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:16 pm

Since you can only shoot 2, you could pluck them right after you shoot them and it wouldnt be a big deal. The feathers come off real easy on a warm bird as opposed to one thats been sitting there for the whole morning getting cold. Just a thought.
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:29 am

Donnell was right on the money, often times we have to do the same with some of the tough little divers, keep them dry to cleaning wet ducks sucks I hate it! :thumbsdown:
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Postby EASY » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:56 pm

Yea just don't shoot them let us take care of that. :laughing:
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Postby CANBACK KILLER » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:07 pm

I prefer to breast em, cut straight down the breast bone & roll em out of the skin, soak em & smoke em :thumbsup:
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Postby AK Ducks » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:51 pm

you aint had it hard until you try'ed golden Eyes I've seen grown men cry trying to breat them (ok so the man was me)
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:02 pm

Divers make great sausage and better mounts :yes:
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Postby gilla the goose killa » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:53 am

I've been plucking mine ,doesn't take long if you wear the cotton gloves with the rubber nubs on them. Then I soak them in a brine and smoke 'em


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