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Merganser jerky

Postby Jakesunde » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:38 pm

Anyone every make any jerky out of common merganser and how was it ?
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby grizz18 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:56 am

Most dogs won't eat it.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:30 pm

I grind my mergs for sausage


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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Jakesunde » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:45 pm

Does it have a fishy/game my taste? I never shot many and I have shot a few this year and don't know what to do with them.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:32 pm

Jakesunde wrote:Does it have a fishy/game my taste? I never shot many and I have shot a few this year and don't know what to do with them.


I add them with my scaup and hooded mergansers. Make breakfast sausage. You can hide the taste with the seasonings and it's not bad at all. Indaswamp has a recipe on here that I follow.


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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:26 am

Biggest key is to remove ALL the fat off the birds! And the breakfast sausage recipe is 40% watefowl/60% pork. When the waterfowl is ground fine and mixed throughout, it makes a great sausage.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby bojac » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:09 pm

I made Merg jerky last yr. First and last time. I usually use mallard and goose. And it is good.
I ground up and seasoned 5lbs of Merg breasts and threw it in the dehydrator. I took a bag of the jerky duck hunting with a coupla friends. I guess I should of tried it before taking any. I almost got thrown out of my own boat! Merg isn't just fishy tasting,it is rotten fish tasting! And the taste stays with ya awhile. Oh ya, I should of guessed from the aroma coming from the dehydrator.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:47 pm

bojac wrote:I made Merg jerky last yr. First and last time. I usually use mallard and goose. And it is good.
I ground up and seasoned 5lbs of Merg breasts and threw it in the dehydrator. I took a bag of the jerky duck hunting with a coupla friends. I guess I should of tried it before taking any. I almost got thrown out of my own boat! Merg isn't just fishy tasting,it is rotten fish tasting! And the taste stays with ya awhile. Oh ya, I should of guessed from the aroma coming from the dehydrator.

only way to eat mergs is to par boil them for about 2 hours to remove the fat. drain, then use in a chili or stew.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:00 am

Indaswamp wrote:
bojac wrote:I made Merg jerky last yr. First and last time. I usually use mallard and goose. And it is good.
I ground up and seasoned 5lbs of Merg breasts and threw it in the dehydrator. I took a bag of the jerky duck hunting with a coupla friends. I guess I should of tried it before taking any. I almost got thrown out of my own boat! Merg isn't just fishy tasting,it is rotten fish tasting! And the taste stays with ya awhile. Oh ya, I should of guessed from the aroma coming from the dehydrator.

only way to eat mergs is to par boil them for about 2 hours to remove the fat. drain, then use in a chili or stew.


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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:29 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:I grind my mergs for sausage


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After extensive research I have concluded that "sausage" is code talk for "fertilizer".... :thumbsup:
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Slack Tide » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:30 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
bojac wrote:I made Merg jerky last yr. First and last time. I usually use mallard and goose. And it is good.
I ground up and seasoned 5lbs of Merg breasts and threw it in the dehydrator. I took a bag of the jerky duck hunting with a coupla friends. I guess I should of tried it before taking any. I almost got thrown out of my own boat! Merg isn't just fishy tasting,it is rotten fish tasting! And the taste stays with ya awhile. Oh ya, I should of guessed from the aroma coming from the dehydrator.

only way to eat mergs is to par boil them for about 2 hours to remove the fat. drain, then use in a chili or stew.

right, but you'd have to sell your house after doing that because the stench would never leave....
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Slack Tide wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bojac wrote:I made Merg jerky last yr. First and last time. I usually use mallard and goose. And it is good.
I ground up and seasoned 5lbs of Merg breasts and threw it in the dehydrator. I took a bag of the jerky duck hunting with a coupla friends. I guess I should of tried it before taking any. I almost got thrown out of my own boat! Merg isn't just fishy tasting,it is rotten fish tasting! And the taste stays with ya awhile. Oh ya, I should of guessed from the aroma coming from the dehydrator.

only way to eat mergs is to par boil them for about 2 hours to remove the fat. drain, then use in a chili or stew.

right, but you'd have to sell your house after doing that because the stench would never leave....

Who said anything about boiling them inside?






























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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby tmclaimerFL » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:23 pm

Slack Tide wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:I grind my mergs for sausage


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After extensive research I have concluded that "sausage" is code talk for "fertilizer".... :thumbsup:


No lie, it turned out good for my first go around and made enough to last through summer. Made for good breakfast.


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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Slack Tide » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:44 am

tmclaimerFL wrote:
Slack Tide wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:I grind my mergs for sausage


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After extensive research I have concluded that "sausage" is code talk for "fertilizer".... :thumbsup:


No lie, it turned out good for my first go around and made enough to last through summer. Made for good breakfast.


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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby jeffro9023 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:47 pm

Man, I have never attempted to eat mergys, only shoot a few a season, save the fish philosophy. I cannot get myself to even attempt a go at it from all the negative responses towards it. But there sure is a curiosity string that gets pulled just to really see what would happen...Kinda like the courtesy sniff lol
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby goldfish » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:00 pm

jeffro9023 wrote:Man, I have never attempted to eat mergys, only shoot a few a season, save the fish philosophy. I cannot get myself to even attempt a go at it from all the negative responses towards it. But there sure is a curiosity string that gets pulled just to really see what would happen...Kinda like the courtesy sniff lol

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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby DA6536 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:17 pm

I made Merganser jerky with Jalapeno in it and it was awesome
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Soggy Socks » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:50 am

Buddy of mine brought some duck snack sticks to the blind. Turned out they were made from mergs took half a themos of coffee gargling to get the taste out of my mouth. N.y. f&w says you're not supposed to eat them high in contaminants
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:38 am

DA6536 wrote:I made Merganser jerky with Jalapeno in it and it was awesome

No you didn't, no it wasn't..... :no:
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby DA6536 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:23 am

Slack Tide wrote:
DA6536 wrote:I made Merganser jerky with Jalapeno in it and it was awesome

No you didn't, no it wasn't..... :no:


HAHAHA you guys just picky eaters that's all hahahaha
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby UmatillaJeff » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:07 pm

My boat has never been fast enough to catch up with one and my dog wont pick one up.
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Re: Merganser jerky

Postby Jarvis » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:17 am

Ish!
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