merganers are edible!!!

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merganers are edible!!!

Postby jjohnson_714 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:42 pm

hey so i shot a drake common merganser this morning, so i decided what the heck im going to try eating this thing if it kills me... and it turned out not too horrid... sure there are birds i'd rather eat, but if you dont expect it to taste like duck it isnt half bad... so
in a frying pan add soy sauce, worshestersire sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, and some celery... add sliced merganser... cook until brown... eat...
suprisingly like i said before, you can actually eat the little buggers... from what everyone said about them around here, i was scared to even try it...
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Postby Rowdy » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:02 pm

that is one of the biggest problems with everything. many people will state what they heard as fact and pass it around as personal experience. Mergs, brant, and buffies not being edible, snowgeese not being edible. its a crock i end up grinding down alot of birds at the end of the season and making sausage and jerkey and whatnot. also you can put just about anything in stews and chili.

let this be a lesson try something before telling others not to.

hearsay turns into hundreds of dead snowgeese left piled in the woods, mergies brant and other divers being left to float or tossed in the reeds etc.

i'll get off my soapbox now
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Postby duckjumper » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:29 pm

People actually say Brant are inedible? UNbelievable!

In the days of market-gunning, Brants brought a higher price than mallards! I know if I ever tag one (they are rare around here) he'd get et. :salude:
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Postby decoydog » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:32 pm

:withstupid:

Go tell it on the mountain, brother man!
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Postby duckjumper » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:31 pm

Do you get Brants up there? We only get them in brackish/salty water, whch areound here means mucho expensive private Delta clubs - unless you get lucky. I have not yet seen one this year...
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Postby IBBoykin » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:11 pm

Is fat meat greasy? Do bears s _ _ _ in the woods?
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:22 pm

depends are they wild bears or circus bears.... :tounge:
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