If by hoodies you are referring to hooded mergansers, I would suggest putting them in a gumbo, as my experience with them is their texture isn't too great.
You should be fine. I've had them sit out much longer. Duck doesn't seem to spoil quite like deer do.
For most ducks, puddlers in particular, they are best cooked to medium. If you cook them too long and dry them out, it will not be very good.
I usually try to do other more creative things with divers, like gumbo, as they are little gamier, but I have eaten some red heads and cans that tasted pretty good (can't shoot can's this year
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