Do you breast or pluck your ducks???

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  1. por boy

    por boy Senior Refuge Member

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    I pick mine as I like a whole duck with skin on.
    Guess I'm from the old school.
     
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  2. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    I pluck the breast and remove enough plucked skin connected to the breast meat to seal the meat in the skin by closing it with tooth picks. Makes for a perfectly cooked breast on the grill.

    I skin legs and thighs unless making confit. The ducks I kill have naturally juicy legs and thighs you can't over cook or dry them on the grill. My 3 yo's eat the whole leg and thigh right off the bone.
     
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  3. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    My Dad loved his ducks plucked. He never plucked them, mind you. He had me for that. He did help with the waxing.
     
  4. KSRedleg

    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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    People actually clean and eat ducks?? Figured people just took pictures of muddy, bloody piles after checking for bands. :dv
     
  5. J.SCOTT

    J.SCOTT Senior Refuge Member

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    I've always been a breast man myself, in many ways.
     
  6. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    It depends on how shot up they are and how many I have to do.
     
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  7. Ducker 4 Ever

    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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    I breast most of my ducks and geese as ~75% wind up in the sausage pile.
     
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    NOLUCK Senior Refuge Member

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    Both. Teal and woodies that aren't shot up get plucked. Geese and divers get breasted.
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Shoot better ducks.:l
     
  10. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends on the species and whether or not they are shot up. I pluck most of my puddle ducks, wigeon get breasted. Redheads, canvasbacks, ringnecks and some blue bills get plucked, goldeneye get breasted. Honkers get breasted, white fronts get plucked, snows and rosses get breasted unless they are fat.
     

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