Aged duck meat, done right, tastes great!!! Last year finally got a hunting partner to try aged duck and now he ages his duck meat. I age from 4 to 8 days. How I Age Duck Breast... 1. I cut out breast meat the same day bird was shot. Put meat in a large bowl with cool tap water and repeatedly squeeze the meat to get as much blood out of the meat while in the water. Pour out bloody water, refill with tap water and repeatedly squeeze meat again (I do this bout three to four times). 2. The last refill of tap water I add salt to the water and soak the duck breast for about 20 minutes (in my mind this will lower the bacterial count) then drain salt water from the bowl. 3. Refill bowl with clean tap water and do a final rinse of the meat to remove salt from the meat. Add ice into water to cool duck meat down for about 10 minutes. Drain the water. 4. Pad dry each breast with napkin and put duck breasts on cookie sheet (separate and spaced)then put in refridgerator. 5. About an hour later, use napkins to pad dry the upside of the meat, lift individual breast meat and dry bottom of meat and the cookie sheet replace each breast on cookie sheet. 6. Cover cookie sheet loosely with suran wrap leaving small ventilation gaps around the edges (how much ventilation varies with each refridgerator and how moist or dry you prefer). I don't like too much dryness around the edges but it still tastes the same either way. 7. Cook meat on day 5 through day 8 and you won't be able to taste the difference between a spoonie and a teal. Cook it like a round steak on a hot skillet with cooking oil, fast on both sides and not overcooked. Add a little salt and pepper. You won't believe how good it tastes. My hunting partner said he tried a snow goose aged for eight days and it tasted great too! I recommend cooking your first one like a round steak so that you can appreciate the good flavor of the duck by itself. Then the subsequent breasts, cook them with your other favorite recipes. You might find yourself using less seasoning because now you want to taste the duck rather than covering it up! .