I completely pluck and dress out some of the big mallards or nice woodys i shoot. If the duck is pinny when your pulling the feathers off, I just breast them out. But if you have a nice duck and the feathers and down are coming off nice, I think it would be worth it to pluck it out and then clean it just like you would a chicken. Pluck all the feathers off the middle section of the bird, both front and back, and then chop off the legs, wings and head. Then slcie a 2" slit just above their pooper and pull the guts out. Keep the heart and gizzard if you want that, and make sure you get all the lungs and vocal cords out. Wash it off good, and maybe run a flame over it to get those little hairs off.
I'll put them in a crock pot with onions, potatos and italian dressing all day on low. YUM YUM.
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