Do you guys shoot Shovelers?

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Do you shoot shovelers?

Poll ended at Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:15 am

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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:12 pm

Gettin one mounted! I live in Oklahoma and their are a good amount of em here. IMO they are a pretty duck, and dont taste bad either. :hammering:
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Postby 870 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:38 pm

cast-n-blast wrote:If it flies, It dies! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby bandhunter » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:58 am

I have only shot a handful of em. I dont mind the taste if they are cooked well. I live in Ontario so we shoot a lot of teal and mallards. :salude:
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Postby texan68 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:33 pm

I'll shoot em if its a slow day.
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Postby texan68 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:34 pm

I'll shoot em if its a slow day. Just rap bacon around em and throw em on the grill 10 min later mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Postby gunman » Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:38 am

enough BBQ sauce and anything will tast good!!! :salude:
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Postby waterfowlwacker123 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:31 pm

he!! no. they look like dog crap and taste like it. i had to get my stomach pumped cuss of em'.haha.lol :spam: id rather eat spam....!
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Postby Quackcephus » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:45 pm

Me & cooter had taken a ROOKIE out on a hunt one mornin'... a group of HOLLYWOODS buzz us, before we could say, "Don't shoot... he' cut down on 'em." Nilla went & got the 1st one & wasn't good for the rest of the mornin'... she climbed up on the stand & then proceeded to lick her @$$.

OL' ROOKIE asked,"What is wrong with yer dawg, she don't seem right?"

I replied,"I guess she's tryin' to get the TASTE out of here mouth. :yes:

Needless to say OL' ROOKIE didn't go again. :toofunny:
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Postby whitefeather » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:18 pm

Quackcephus wrote:Me & cooter had taken a ROOKIE out on a hunt one mornin'... a group of HOLLYWOODS buzz us, before we could say, "Don't shoot... he' cut down on 'em." Nilla went & got the 1st one & wasn't good for the rest of the mornin'... she climbed up on the stand & then proceeded to lick her @$$.

OL' ROOKIE asked,"What is wrong with yer dawg, she don't seem right?"

I replied,"I guess she's tryin' to get the TASTE out of here mouth. :yes:

Needless to say OL' ROOKIE didn't go again. :toofunny:


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Postby camper » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:00 pm

I don't shoot what I won't eat. In fact if one falls among our group it's a mistake. Our hunting has been slow the last few years and I have seen an increase of spoonies being taken off the public areas I hunt.


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Postby cast-n-blast » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:19 am

Quackcephus wrote:Me & cooter had taken a ROOKIE out on a hunt one mornin'... a group of HOLLYWOODS buzz us, before we could say, "Don't shoot... he' cut down on 'em." Nilla went & got the 1st one & wasn't good for the rest of the mornin'... she climbed up on the stand & then proceeded to lick her @$$.

OL' ROOKIE asked,"What is wrong with yer dawg, she don't seem right?"

I replied,"I guess she's tryin' to get the TASTE out of here mouth. :yes:

Needless to say OL' ROOKIE didn't go again. :toofunny:


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Postby Rat Creek » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:19 pm

Quackcephus wrote:Me & cooter had taken a ROOKIE out on a hunt one mornin'... a group of HOLLYWOODS buzz us, before we could say, "Don't shoot... he' cut down on 'em." Nilla went & got the 1st one & wasn't good for the rest of the mornin'... she climbed up on the stand & then proceeded to lick her @$$.

OL' ROOKIE asked,"What is wrong with yer dawg, she don't seem right?"

I replied,"I guess she's tryin' to get the TASTE out of here mouth. :yes:

Needless to say OL' ROOKIE didn't go again. :toofunny:


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Postby darick silsby » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:45 pm

I try not to shoot spoons. Last season I shot 1 by mistake. my worst season I shot 13. Beyond 40yards in low light they look like cinnamon teal.
I think its the body to bill ratio. cinnamon teal have a large beak for thier body size. I will not eat them, but I do give the ones I shoot a way. Some people like them. :getdown:
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Postby Giv'em3 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:28 am

Yeah I shoot them, but they do taste like crap. Probably because 90% of their diet is other animal fecies. Pretty gross if you think about it. I think i'm going to puke now.
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Postby Rat Creek » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:37 pm

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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:45 pm

Spoony wrote:Hell yeah! I like limits, colors, and Holly wood mallards tastes like any other duck when they are turned into jerky, or duck snausage! :getdown:


And i thought i was the only one that made duck snausages.
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Postby Cobra » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:54 pm

No - Let whoever is with me get a solo crack at them, need to build the nice guy image for when the next solo drake floats in. Actually not to bad in a stew, know it's meat just not sure what kind.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:08 pm

I cant tell the difference when they are flying :mrgreen:
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Postby Duckslayer100 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:41 am

Are there different types of spoonies? Cus I"ve noticed somtimes you see 'em and they're about the size of big teal, but than you shoot one and its bigger than a mallard. I'm sure they have different plumage just like every duck...but do they really grow that much in a month or two?!
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Postby Cobra » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:30 pm

Just think that oversized bill makes the body look small in the air.
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Postby duckhunter25 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:12 pm

Ya I do. Nothing wrong with a spoonbill!!
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Postby Sagebrush » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:45 pm

Shovelers have two reasons to live. They are great foe the 12 year old's "youth hunt" the 1st week before the general season starts. They die easy, some times one pellet anywhere!! The 2nd reason, is to test your new reloads on; if they work, there is meat for the spagetti sauce.
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Postby JPS » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:57 am

I shoot shoveles once in a while. This year 4 of them.
They taste well i think. No problem.
What doesnt taste well is gadwell and divers. So i dont shoot those.
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Postby POSSUM » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:39 pm

down here in louisiana, if the shovelers are eating in the ricefields they are as good as teal. if they are down in the marsh--no good, too strong, dark red meat. if the skin is white are yellow they are very good. if the skin is dark are red, throw it......
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