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need info on a duck

Postby arizonaduckhunter13 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:47 pm

i was out today to hunt and i saw a duck that looked like a coot but wasn't it didn't have webbed feet and it had red and yellow on it's beak i would like info on this bird please
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Postby LIGHT12 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:08 pm

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is this it. its a Moorehen (sp)
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Postby arizonaduckhunter13 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:14 pm

thats the duck that i saw and do you hunt them and if so are they any good to eat
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Postby LIGHT12 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:24 pm

they are in the same boat as mudhens, 25 a day. As for taste I don't think i would ever tryone. I haven't had mudhen either so try it next season if you would like. Let me know how it tastes. :mrgreen:

Ask someone who has eaten mudhen, they will tell you to pass on it i'm sure.
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Postby AZFowler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:49 pm

You can sautee them. Slice thin and use batter if you want a more moisture in the meat. Coots same way.
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Postby LIGHT12 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:24 pm

I've never eaten a coot but your crazy. Just kidding, but not really. I haven't ventured past my dads recomendations on eating duck. I didn't shoot anything he told me tasted bad, knowing he would make me eat it.
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Postby AZFowler » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:57 am

It is not bad, just like venison "It is how you cook it". Javelina?? Bear??
Heck people still eat "scrapple" where I came from. Side note, is there any open duck clubs?
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Postby duckjumper » Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:59 pm

Yep, that's a moorhen, coot's first cousin. They are a little different eatingwise - coots are dark meat like ducks, moorhens are lighter like pheasants. These guys are very secretive and will flush on you like a grouse or pheasant. Coots will try to swim away first then flush by skittering on the water.

Either way, eat 'em up - but you MUST skin them and remove the fat. Unlike ducks, coot/moorhen skin & fat tastes AWFUL. Meat is like venison. Servie it medium-rare.
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