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best eating duck?

Postby duckjumper » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:02 pm

OK all: What are the best-tasting ducks out there and what are the worst? My vote:

Best - green teal
Worst - merganser
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:24 pm

i dunno... they way we cook them they all taste the same...
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:12 pm

Ha!!!! I have never shot or eaten a canvasback but I heard they are awesome. For me I go with teal, mallards, then widgeon. As far as divers redheads are the best eating in my area.
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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:58 pm

Puddle ducks: Mallards or teals(tasty, but you definately need 2 or 3 of em for a good meal)

Divers: Redheads!


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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:48 pm

Best eating, duck.
Worst eating, ??
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Postby woodduckhunter » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:44 pm

I'll have to diagree with everyone. I think that a woodduck is the best eating because where I am, they feed on nothing but acorns.
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Postby LIGHT12 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:37 pm

My favorite eating are Teal. They are easy and quick to grill, just takes a lot to eat them.

Worst. I don't know. I have some spoonies in the frig now. I'll tell you next week.
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Postby TWarren » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:29 pm

I got a few canvasbacks this year, and I'll have to say they so far are the best duck I've eaten. The meat was very tender and moist. With that said, I've never cooked bad duck. I've cooked up widgeons, gadwalls, mallards, and woodducks and they're all good to me.
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Postby headbiter » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:05 pm

Any puddle duck marinaded in Italian dressing for an hour or more, seasoned with Duck Commander Zesty seasoning, and grilled to medium/medium-rare.
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Postby quack head » Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:39 pm

DIVERS arent very tasty i dare you to pot fry or roast one youll be seeing your dentist soon after ipromise .ill tend to cube batter and fry all divers .i love to smother,pot fry,or cooka sauce picaunte with puddle ducks. bbq breast withbacon and jalapena is good on both species
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Postby MoHunter » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:26 pm

Woodies are the best for me. Small and tender. Still trying to make duck taste less like duck though.

My favorite way to cook them is pluck, stuff with stuffing, bake in oven, throw away duck, eat stuffing.
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Postby decoydog2 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:30 pm

The best eaten duck huh? I would have to say the best eating species is medium rare.
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Postby T-MAN » Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:46 pm

blacks and mallards wrapped in bacon on the grill
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Postby Penguine » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:54 pm

Best...Peking Duck: Image



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Postby ducks1411 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:14 pm

I can't say I've ever eaten a bad duck, although I've never had any diver duck. But my favorite is either teal or wood ducks.
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Postby youngster57 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:12 pm

Me personally I like them all fryed lol.
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Postby sirduckington » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:59 pm

I eat them all pretty much the same.........I don't find there's that much difference between a scaup and a young gadwall hen.

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Postby drbell » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:34 am

I think the best eating duck is a Black Duck
Worst eating duck is Merganser
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Postby Daisycuttin » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:02 pm

Best? for me its by far GW Teal.
Worst? Haven't trie it but id assume coot. Those are some nasty *** birds.
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Postby wood duck » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:33 pm

best woodducks
worst coot :salude:
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Postby Daisycuttin » Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:05 pm

i just made some jerky out or wood ducks and some teal. absolutely awesome.
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Postby TFK » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:15 pm

Best: Wood Duck
Runner Up: GW Teal

Worst: Shoveler....... :thumbsdown:
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Postby Wooderson » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:13 pm

I'd have to say the best eating is teal but theyr just so small sure would be nice if they were 3 times their size and still tasted just as good.
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Postby 30 caliber » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:02 pm

:thumbsup: Best- Greenwing teal, then mallard, then pintail. Worst???
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Postby duck jerky » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:09 pm

taste all the same to me, I jerky them all.
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