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Old 12-21-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Anyone eat them? We have a bunch in South Texas and was curious if anyone eats them.

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Old 12-21-2019, 02:18 PM   #2
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I have heard they are pretty good. I've never eaten any kind of duck myself!
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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The black-bellied whistling ducks I've eaten. They are not something I want to eat again.
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:29 PM   #4
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They are one of the best eating ducks.
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:30 PM   #5
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That clears it right up



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Old 12-21-2019, 02:35 PM   #6
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To each his own I guess.
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Old 12-21-2019, 02:56 PM   #7
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It is my opinion that no other wild duck can touch them when it comes to table fare
Followed closely though by GWT & Pinnies
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:02 PM   #8
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It is my opinion that no other wild duck can touch them when it comes to table fare
Followed closely though by GWT & Pinnies
Almost as good as barn owl!
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:03 PM   #9
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Lmao!
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:04 PM   #10
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They are one of the best eating ducks.
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It is my opinion that no other wild duck can touch them when it comes to table fare
Followed closely though by GWT & Pinnies
Neither of these statements sets the bar very high.
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:06 PM   #11
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That clears it right up



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Old 12-21-2019, 03:15 PM   #12
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Very good table fare, mild flavored not musky like the prized mallard.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:46 PM   #13
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I like them.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:48 PM   #14
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Best eating duck there is!

I wouldn’t be shooting them around your feeders though.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:51 PM   #15
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Them things are corn gobblers, I keep a slingshot in the blind and wear them out with marbles.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:52 PM   #16
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As much corn they eat at feeders they ought to be good
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:53 PM   #17
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back in my growing up days we ate plenty...always good I thought
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:54 PM   #18
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It’s not stringy and the texture is a lot like beef,. If you get the opportunity, do not pass them up.
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Old 12-21-2019, 06:17 PM   #19
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I think they're between coot and wood ducks

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Old 12-21-2019, 06:44 PM   #20
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[quote=traildust;14592430]almost as good as barn owl![/q

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Old 12-21-2019, 08:00 PM   #21
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Almost as good as barn owl!


Taste like beef I’ve heard.
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:49 PM   #22
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Excellent eating duck, seriously
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:59 PM   #23
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I’ve enjoyed the few I’ve had in a stir fry.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:11 PM   #24
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I'd take a stringer of whistlers anyday. Best duck I've eaten, besides teal.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:15 PM   #25
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Don't they make sausage out of them in Mexico?
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:39 PM   #26
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After being told my whole life duck was inedible basically. I did some research after killing 2 limits last week

I will put $100 that if you like steak, you will like the way I made duck

It's a pain in the prep. But it's SUPER good

Did it with gadwald, redheads and ringneck... All good
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:29 PM   #27
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After being told my whole life duck was inedible basically. I did some research after killing 2 limits last week

I will put $100 that if you like steak, you will like the way I made duck

It's a pain in the prep. But it's SUPER good

Did it with gadwald, redheads and ringneck... All good
Please share how.

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Old 12-22-2019, 12:18 AM   #28
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If u you made a ringneck taste good buy itself
Your onto something.

We always made gumbo out of the divers and big ducks and wigeon.
We would pull out the woodies and teal for breakfast meat to go on the griddle with bacon and sausage.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:04 AM   #29
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Don't they make sausage out of them in Mexico?
Bet you can duck down there and get you some Sorry sir,I had to.

But this is intriguing topic. Have wondered that myself Hunter? Seen tons of them dang things. Too bad there will be a serious answer on this thread.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:03 AM   #30
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Them things are corn gobblers, I keep a slingshot in the blind and wear them out with marbles.
You just broke the law twice. Slingshot is not a legal method for waterfowl and you’re hunting them over bait
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:24 AM   #31
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You just broke the law twice. Slingshot is not a legal method for waterfowl and you’re hunting them over bait


He is not hunting them warden, he is running them off....
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:29 AM   #32
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They are one of the best eating ducks.
This.. Most that say they aren't have never even tried them.. They hear it and roll with it..
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:37 AM   #33
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I shoot them often and I deep dry them. I think they are very good. As mentioned, it's got a steak like taste and texture.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:06 AM   #34
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You just broke the law twice. Slingshot is not a legal method for waterfowl and you’re hunting them over bait
I only shoot the 13 inch ones and usually aim for the guts.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:16 AM   #35
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Yup good
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:53 AM   #36
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Never tried them but a lot of my friends swear they are the best duck.
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