There is always lots of controversy About eating ring necks and I mostly toss the very few I kill every year in the old stick pile. We were invaded this weekend in the grasslands and with not much else around we rolled a few. Now I know they are tuffies to pull skin to breast and most times I pick them then fillet off breast bone then fillet skin. When I picked them this time they were so butter ball fat and so clean looking I filleted out with skin on! Quick pan fry in olive oil and wonder flour and or course heavy sprinkling of old bay!! I’m telling u what. There is no such thing as a bad black jack. Damn they were good!! Yes I ate em all !! I’m thinking it’s going to be hard for me to pass on them bombers now...lol And just for the record mallards are over rated!