I like shooting mallards, but get plenty of mottled ducks, gaddys, teal, pintail and other puddlers. My favorite duck is a Pintail or Wigeon. It is almost impossible to tell the difference in puddlers, but I can tell you that Teal definitely taste the best. Also, I feed people redheads and canvasbacks all the time and they can't tell the difference. Finally, the best tasting duck out there is the blackbellied whistling duck. The legs taste like quail when soaked in Italian dressing and grilled. What's weird is that the legs are lighter than the breast. The breast on a whistler is some tender meat and you can easily push your finger through it with little effort. If I had to pick, a black bellied whistler is the best tasting duck out of all of them.