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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by quackattack89, Mar 6, 2018.
Cans are good unless they get into clams and fish.
I've killed a few dozen on Toledo Bend that were feeding in the grass flats and they were excellent. Dumb as a rock but good eating!
I’ve always wanted to do a good can shoot. Anyone relatively close wanna take me on one, I can provide you with a pitiful public land wood duck shoot with an incredibly long walk as compensation.
My kind of duck, dumb and tasty!
Me too but I'd like to do it north of the border where I can kill more than two.
They aren't dumb, just social.... at least that's what all my biologist friends tell me. Cans that have been gunned heavily can wise up pretty quick.
There is a big, big difference between shooting wary sprig and wary cans (and I would argue that sprig are equally social)... They (canvasbacks) do not strike me as the mental giants of waterfowl.
They are a heck of a tasty bird where I am shooting them though... I have had a handful that were not so great, but most I have eaten are purely delightful to the palate. I know guys that shoot them in the bay, that tell me the experience of eating them is far less pleasurable...
I would concur with others, in that outside of species selection the diet of the bird is a primary factor in the table quality. Species is important though... Inland or coastal, I doubt anyone could make a goldeneye taste good to me at this point... I have shot and eaten exactly two of them (both well inland), and both were purely awful... I thought that the first one had gone bad... When I ate the second one (shot and eaten on separate events), I realized they started off that way.
Sewage Lagoon Redhead.....it's what's for Dinner!!
I got a friend like that. Not really stupid, just makes really bad decisions.
I agree cans aren't the Einstein of the duck world. Sprig are overly wary just about every where I imagine though.
Bay cans, from what I have been told, are pretty rough because of the clams in their diet.
Goldeneye can be rough, we grind em up.