Hooded Merganser

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Hooded Merganser

Postby swampraider » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:47 pm

I am relatively new to duck hunting and shot a Hooded Merganzer last Saturday. After reading some of the posts about Merganzers the thought of cooking the bird does not seem that appealing. But then I read somewhere that Hooded Merganzers are a little better than other Merganzers because they tend to eat other things besides fish.

Is this true or not?...or to any extent at all?. Either way, I still plan on cooking and eating the bird. But it would be nice to know if it needs to be spiced up a bit more than the other ducks. Worse case - it can just be added to a pot of chili.

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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:11 pm

Deffinately cook the bird, and yeah you might use a little more doctoring than other birds.
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Postby Wooderson » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:49 pm

I've never bothered to cook a merganser not too sure if a hooded tastes better or not. Don't shoot them that often but when we do one of us keeps in in the freezer for training dogs.
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Postby Wooderson » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:49 pm

I've never bothered to cook a merganser not too sure if a hooded tastes better or not. Don't shoot them that often but when we do one of us keeps in in the freezer for training dogs. I've heard people say they wrap them in bacon and they dont taste half bad but i've never tried it.
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