Tyrtruion wrote:2 comments...
1)... You can buy bands on eBay??? Sweet I'll get my first one tomorrow!!!
2)... You didn't list coot....
Gazelle wrote:Love a limit of green! Not a purist. Just love where they live, Natural, flooded timber etc. And the way they work, oh my! You can have your rice and sheet water. Tony
Gazelle wrote:Oh, I guess I just saw the part about Mallard purist are the guys buying bands on ebay. My bad.... I love to eat Mallards. They taste fine to me. Tony
goosehappy wrote:Kudos for your post! I tend to agree that mallards are kind of m/o/r for taste, but then that is all just a matter of personal preference and culinary skill. I like readheads, ringnecks, teal, and widgeon the most, and goose jerky is awesome. Hunting is about getting food, isn't it?
yellowdog53 wrote:"The culture of mallard pursits" What the hell does that mean? There are very very few PURISTS although many say they are they just can't help themselves when times are slow or hard they resort to shooting anything on those days yet they forget to mention those days in their tales....
Waterfowl in general if not cooked correctly all taste poorly.... Depending on what the duck is feeding on also determines alot on how they taste....... Just shot many mallards in Canada all wheat/barley and peas and they all tasted very good...
Good thread just don't think everyone buys bands or is a purist either :)
ShootThemInTheEye wrote:In order that I would eat
3.Shot to hell Pintail
4. Speck. after all they are just big pintail
6. valley rice fed canvasback
7. rice widgeon not the green butt kind
9. spoonie only because I have eaten good spoonies\
10 . gadwall.....only if I was starving to death
11. bay divers....see above
Dacowboy wrote:Jesus christ it's like the last day on Fiji with you guys on here.
Perfect bag, perfect day.
bmoocher wrote:Just ran across this and it seems to be on topic. She can sure cook a mean duck.
Also, the cameo from Charlie gives me a good idea as to where they were hunting.
sprigpig1 wrote:As aesthetically awesome as a limit of greenheads looks in real time or photo... And I've shot my fair share. but there is and underlying truth that they fall fair to midland when it comes to table-fare. I think this culture of mallard purists is as phony as guys who buy bands off eBay to fit in. Don't get me wrong, I love shooting green heads, but we are not out here just for a cool picture or to impress the guys in the parking lot. It's about eating what you shoot, and in my opinion there are ducks and some geese I would just rather shoot than mallards for the taste.
My top ten
10. Spoonbill (northern CA)
again, just my opinion...
Just food for thought but mallards are habitual invertebrate eaters and are known to eat fish, snails and other things that will alter the taste of the flesh. Again not trying to take the mallard off its pedestal, just saying the not filling the strap with only mallards every time may lead to better eats...
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