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Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by Ross Seiler, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Ross Seiler

    Ross Seiler New Member

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    This is the first thing I've written on here, and to most people I'm sure I am gonna come off as crazy. I'd imagine the fact that the only ones I've tried have come out of rice makes a difference. But a couple weeks ago I tried roasting a mud hen and it wasn't bad. This morning nothing flew by me, but I had a bunch of mud hens swim into the decoys. I killed 2 and picked them. This evening I made an injectable marinade out of white merlot, garlic salt, garlic powder, and tonys original creole. I only injected the breasts. Roasted them breast side down at 425 for 15 minutes and the flipped them and put them back in for another 5 minutes. Holly crap you want to talk about good. Maybe I just got lucky with the right birds. But after today, I will never pass another mud hen in my rice blind
     
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    partyfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    Coot shoot!
     
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    lilly Senior Refuge Member

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    make great fajitas and stroganoff.
     
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    Ross Seiler New Member

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    The leg and thigh meat was by far the best, marinating the breast meat made it good. I would rate a picked roasted coot under a sprig, teal, or wood duck. But above a gadwall or spoonie.
     
  5. Red foot

    Red foot Elite Refuge Member

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    People eat skipjack and bonito too now.
     
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    Refugeguy Elite Refuge Member

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    Coot shooter
     
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  7. Ross Seiler

    Ross Seiler New Member

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    Not just a coot shooter, a coot eater now
     
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    pgquackstacker Senior Refuge Member

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    I had to try one for myself a couple years ago, Cajuns down south love them but everyone out here bad mouths them. Breaded it and fried it next to a rice fed wigeon and legitimately couldn’t tell the difference. I think any recipe you use for ducks would be just fine on coots.
     
  9. Berdnird

    Berdnird Senior Refuge Member

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    I’ve shot a few. One on accident, and a few “to give the dog something to do”. Or at least that’s what I told the guy at the check station. Couldn’t tell the difference between them and the ducks when I made up a stir fry.

    Edit: 99% of the time I let them be and hope they attract some ducks.
     
  10. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    I can understand shooting a coot or two.. I get that... BUT actually picking em and then eating them too... Oh my, your taking the redneck status around here to another level....I suppose you eat spoonies too?

    Welcome..... we might get along just fine....

    Most guys just claim they shoot em for the dog....you really eat them....??:joker
     
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