When you get back from your hunt clean your ducks immediately. Letting them sit on the floor of the garage for 3 weeks, gives them a gamey, unpleasant flavor. Remove the feathers and guts before cooking. If the kids ask, tell them it's chicken.
* 1 Coot
* Newman's Own Italian Dressing
* Sliced Bacon
* Garlic Powder
* Black Pepper
* 1 Brick
Soak bird in salt water and ice at for at least 20 minutes - repeat this step at least four times. Wrap the bird with a slice of bacon, use toothpicks to hold in position. Place bird in a container with enough dressing to completely cover it, add garlic powder/black pepper to taste and allow it to marinade for 24 hours. Place the bird and the brick in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 6 hours, adding water as needed. Remove toothpicks from the bird and toss out. Serve the brick with salad, baked potato, Sourdough bread, and a good Merlot.