Taste of coastal ducks vs inland ducks

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  1. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Cans are good unless they get into clams and fish.
     
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    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    My kind of duck, dumb and tasty!
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Me too but I'd like to do it north of the border where I can kill more than two.
     
  6. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Fishun Injun Senior Refuge Member

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    Sewage Lagoon Redhead.....it's what's for Dinner!!:yes
     
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    I got a friend like that. Not really stupid, just makes really bad decisions.
     
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  10. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    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.
     

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