I ate a coot!!!

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Jim Dandy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:19 am

My Great Uncle used to set my dad and some other guys up with a coot shoot in the Delta flooded rice fields towards the end of the season. This was in the late 60s. Then my family would have a huge coot and polenta dinner at our restaurant in Martinez, free, as a "thank you" to all the regular customers. There was never enough room in the place for all the diners.

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:20 pm

Jim Dandy... Man that name sounds so familiar..
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Duck_Popper » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:54 pm

slowshooter wrote:It's time for me to break out my coot dekes and bring home a limit.

I say that every year. This year it's happening.


Post a pic or it didn't happen!
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Jim Dandy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:08 pm

wanapasaki wrote:Jim Dandy... Man that name sounds so familiar..


I've been around.......or maybe you're one of the last Black oak Arkansas fans. :thumbsup:

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby wanapasaki » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:49 pm

Jim Dandy wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:Jim Dandy... Man that name sounds so familiar..


I've been around.......or maybe you're one of the last Black oak Arkansas fans. :thumbsup:

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby slowshooter » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:09 am

Duck_Popper wrote:
slowshooter wrote:It's time for me to break out my coot dekes and bring home a limit.

I say that every year. This year it's happening.


Post a pic or it didn't happen!


I don't take pictures of results. Just not my thing.

I'll do a drawing.
All this for a bowl of borscht.
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:10 am

slowshooter wrote:
Duck_Popper wrote:
slowshooter wrote:It's time for me to break out my coot dekes and bring home a limit.

I say that every year. This year it's happening.


Post a pic or it didn't happen!


I don't take pictures of results. Just not my thing.

I'll do a drawing.


No crayons or finger paint...
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby slowshooter » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:37 am

wanapasaki wrote:
slowshooter wrote:
Duck_Popper wrote:
slowshooter wrote:It's time for me to break out my coot dekes and bring home a limit.

I say that every year. This year it's happening.


Post a pic or it didn't happen!


I don't take pictures of results. Just not my thing.

I'll do a drawing.


No crayons or finger paint...


You killjoy! :lol3:
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Jim Dandy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:56 am

wanapasaki wrote:
Jim Dandy wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:Jim Dandy... Man that name sounds so familiar..


I've been around.......or maybe you're one of the last Black oak Arkansas fans. :thumbsup:

Dandy



Hahaha yeah, there's still a few of us around. You didn't by chance grow up in Bakersfield or work with a Richard Smith did you?


No sir.

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby B-Boy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:42 pm

I've eaten coot a few times. I had the same experience as you. However, the coots I harvested we in California's central valley and were dieting on local grain. To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between coot and spoonie once it was cooked. I plan to take a limit of coots at least once this season (after I finish my duck hunt that day :thumbsup: ).
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:20 pm

Its all on how u cook them, trust me. When cooked our way Im positive you boys would eat them. One thing us Cajuns can do good is cook, especially seafood and wild game.

If any of you have a black iron pot / Dutch Oven the u can follow my recipe and they will come out very good. I rather pot roast them but it would take to long to explain how I do it. The recipe below is the second best way I make them and its awesome.

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby slowshooter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:03 am

Saltwater_Assassin wrote:Its all on how u cook them, trust me. When cooked our way Im positive you boys would eat them. One thing us Cajuns can do good is cook, especially seafood and wild game.

If any of you have a black iron pot / Dutch Oven the u can follow my recipe and they will come out very good. I rather pot roast them but it would take to long to explain how I do it. The recipe below is the second best way I make them and its awesome.

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=224486


We'd have to breast them out and remove all the fat. The coot around here get the fat funk that makes it smell nasty. And not ignorant Miley Cyrus nasty - but honest to gosh, dead for two weeks rat stuffed up a dirt button nasty.
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:10 am

slowshooter wrote:
Saltwater_Assassin wrote:Its all on how u cook them, trust me. When cooked our way Im positive you boys would eat them. One thing us Cajuns can do good is cook, especially seafood and wild game.

If any of you have a black iron pot / Dutch Oven the u can follow my recipe and they will come out very good. I rather pot roast them but it would take to long to explain how I do it. The recipe below is the second best way I make them and its awesome.

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=224486


We'd have to breast them out and remove all the fat. The coot around here get the fat funk that makes it smell nasty. And not ignorant Miley Cyrus nasty - but honest to gosh, dead for two weeks rat stuffed up a dirt button nasty.


U had be cracking up with the way u put it man :lol3: . The recipe works just as good with breasted birds. I often do it with duck breast, just takes a good bit of them to line the bottom of the pot up that's all. Just trying to offer some of you some options of eating them if u choose to do so.
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby slowshooter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:48 am

Saltwater_Assassin wrote:
slowshooter wrote:
Saltwater_Assassin wrote:Its all on how u cook them, trust me. When cooked our way Im positive you boys would eat them. One thing us Cajuns can do good is cook, especially seafood and wild game.

If any of you have a black iron pot / Dutch Oven the u can follow my recipe and they will come out very good. I rather pot roast them but it would take to long to explain how I do it. The recipe below is the second best way I make them and its awesome.

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=224486


We'd have to breast them out and remove all the fat. The coot around here get the fat funk that makes it smell nasty. And not ignorant Miley Cyrus nasty - but honest to gosh, dead for two weeks rat stuffed up a dirt button nasty.


U had be cracking up with the way u put it man :lol3: . The recipe works just as good with breasted birds. I often do it with duck breast, just takes a good bit of them to line the bottom of the pot up that's all. Just trying to offer some of you some options of eating them if u choose to do so.


Cool. I'll try it out. I have a bunch of dutch ovens, roasters and fryers. So the equipment... I gots.

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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby rvbankman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:31 pm

Please don't shoot the coots! They're the lazy (or poor) man's dekes!!!! :lol3:
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby :-) » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:26 pm

This afternoon I took my son, and his buddy out hunting with me. Things were slow at first, and the coots were giving my dog a hard time. The boys asked if they could shoot one, and I told em you eat what you shoot!

Well, they ended up shooting 4, and when we got home I fired up the grill...thought I'd teach em a lesson. They just finished off all the ducks we shot this evening, and loved the coot. My 5 & 6 year old girls liked it also. Now they want to shoot more tomorrow. Yippie!

I don't plan on making coot shoots a habit, but at least I now know they're good to eat.
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby clampdaddy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:06 pm

slowshooter wrote: .....And not ignorant Miley Cyrus nasty - but honest to gosh, dead for two weeks rat stuffed up a dirt button nasty.


:lol3:
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Re: I ate a coot!!!

Postby Huck » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:49 pm

Coots make pretty good crab bait after I run out of rockfish carcasses.
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