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Swans

Postby beretta24 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:27 pm

I put in for the lottery on them this year buy haven't shot one yet. Question is how do they taste? Any recommendations on how to cook them?

I will be on the road if I get one and may just make a meal of it there for the guys instead of packing it home.
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Re: Swans

Postby KAhunter » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:41 am

If you want to eat em, shoot a young bird. Then you may get one that isnt too tough. Old birds are terrible. I dont shoot em anymore cause I dont like eating em.
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Re: Swans

Postby trigger22 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:48 am

I love them. It is true that the young birds are better, but since it will be your first time shoot you a big pretty white one. They make a great stew with a few rutabagas, carrots, and onions
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Re: Swans

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:37 am

If I'm lucky enough to draw a tag I'm going for a mature bird....might have to prepare some chili. :thumbsup:
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Re: Swans

Postby Duplex lover » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:53 am

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We grind'm up and make jerky and sausage .
( still not very good)
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Re: Swans

Postby ibedamn » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:01 pm

Slow cooking in a crock pot has worked for me.
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Re: Swans

Postby Willie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:56 pm

I've had it as "swan salad" and it was excellent. Similar to chicken salad, but with swan.
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Re: Swans

Postby bighop » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:43 pm

Stop looking at me.
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Re: Swans

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:36 pm

bighop wrote:Stop looking at me.

:lol3:
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Re: Swans

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:44 pm

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
bighop wrote:Stop looking at me.

:lol3:

Damn that was a long time ago.
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Re: Swans

Postby beretta24 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:06 pm

Got drawn for a tag....let's hope there are a few around this year. I know the wife is looking forward to a flying mount over the fire place in our living room. @
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Re: Swans

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:59 pm

beretta24 wrote:
WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
bighop wrote:Stop looking at me.

:lol3:

Damn that was a long time ago.

I don't remember that one...someone refresh my memory.
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Re: Swans

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:08 pm

here you go

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Re: Swans

Postby jaysweet3 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:35 pm

bighop wrote:Stop looking at me.

I remember when my sister was trying toilet train her son. One day, we saw him squaring behind a chair crapping his diaper. We looked at him just about to tell him to go sit on the kid toilet. When he screamed, "Stop looking at me!"
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Re: Swans

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:09 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:here you go


thanks leaky.
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Re: Swans

Postby cootlover » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:30 am

I think SWAN taste like azz believe me I know what azz taste like :hi:
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Re: Swans

Postby Professor_Leakey » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:58 am

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Re: Swans

Postby duckslayer74 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:13 pm

We cut the swan in to nugget size pieces and then dip them in A1 or Heinz 57 then coat them in flour and deep fry, when they're done dip in ranch or BBQ sauce. Not too bad that way.
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Re: Swans

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:18 pm

beretta24 wrote:Got drawn for a tag....let's hope there are a few around this year. I know the wife is looking forward to a flying mount over the fire place in our living room. @



Hope you goy a big fire place and wall that over 6' wing span.....and were you plane on takin it to get it mounted
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Re: Swans

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:21 pm

Don.....
Hey DON....
Dos and don't on swans. :wink:
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Re: Swans

Postby gangrig25 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:26 pm

hillbilly.. wrote:
beretta24 wrote:Got drawn for a tag....let's hope there are a few around this year. I know the wife is looking forward to a flying mount over the fire place in our living room. @



Hope you goy a big fire place and wall that over 6' wing span.....and were you plane on takin it to get it mounted

What in the helllare you talking about?
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Re: Swans

Postby gangrig25 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:27 pm

You really are a hillbilly aint ya......just saying.
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Re: Swans

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:34 pm

gangrig25 wrote:
hillbilly.. wrote:
beretta24 wrote:Got drawn for a tag....let's hope there are a few around this year. I know the wife is looking forward to a flying mount over the fire place in our living room. @



Hope you goy a big fire place and wall that over 6' wing span.....and were you plane on takin it to get it mounted

What in the helllare you talking about?[g/quote]


His wife wants it mounted over the. Fire place...so I made the commet about having a big fire place and wall because they have a big wing span....then I askd what taxidermist he planes to take it to? So I'm not sure were you're cunfused at??
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Re: Swans

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:13 am

trigger22 wrote:I love them. It is true that the young birds are better, but since it will be your first time shoot you a big pretty white one. They make a great stew with a few rutabagas, carrots, and onions

Is that legal over there :huh: :huh: it will get you in deep doo doos over here.
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Re: Swans

Postby beretta24 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:40 am

Elvis Kiwi wrote:
trigger22 wrote:I love them. It is true that the young birds are better, but since it will be your first time shoot you a big pretty white one. They make a great stew with a few rutabagas, carrots, and onions

Is that legal over there :huh: :huh: it will get you in deep doo doos over here.

Yes sir.

And IF I get one its a tbd on mounting and location. Likely just take a bunch of pics since I could fit a number of birds I'm the space it would take to have one swan. Jerry ( a sponsor) at Flyway Taxidermy gets most of my birds, but I also have some from Eric (another sponsor) at Alive Again Recreations.

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