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 :)
Oh I don't think everybody buys bands or is a mallard purist... It was a tongue in cheek statement conveying that a lot of the new duck hunters try's to emulate what they see On The outdoor channel,(guys shooting nothing but greenheads) or trying too anyway.
Which is fine, but what we don't see is guys talking about eating them, eating other kinds of ducks. I think we are getting away from the point of hunting with that. Hey if a mallard is your favorite eating duck, then he'll yeah more power to ya, but let's not forget.. We hunt to put dinner on the table, everything else about it comes second. That's why the only show I watch on the outdoor channel is DUTV because they actually have a cooking segment with Scott Laysath cooking up everything from honkers to ring necks. And dude that's awesome you just shot a bunch of mallards in Canada...food wise I'm excited for you but status wise I would be just as impressed with a mixed bag.
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