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Merganser jerky

Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:38 pm

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

Re: Merganser jerky

Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:56 am

Most dogs won't eat it.

Re: Merganser jerky

Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:30 pm

I grind my mergs for sausage


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Re: Merganser jerky

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.

Re: Merganser jerky

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

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.

Re: Merganser jerky

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.

Re: Merganser jerky

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.

Re: Merganser jerky

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.


That's why I don't shoot em haha

Re: Merganser jerky

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:

Re: Merganser jerky

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....

Re: Merganser jerky

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

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

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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Rainbow farts??

Re: Merganser jerky

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

Re: Merganser jerky

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

You really should just once to know for yourself, but it'll be your last

Re: Merganser jerky

Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:17 pm

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

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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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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:

Re: Merganser jerky

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

Re: Merganser jerky

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.

Re: Merganser jerky

Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:17 am

Ish!
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