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#3486222 - 11/16/09 05:40 PM Ever try to eat a merganser?
eastplace Offline
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Nasty birds. I wouldn't feed one to a barn cat. I marinated one in a terriaki/garlic/beer mix and all I did was waste a beer.
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#3486225 - 11/16/09 05:41 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: eastplace]
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#3486228 - 11/16/09 05:42 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: eastplace]
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Originally Posted By: eastplace
Nasty birds. I wouldn't feed one to a barn cat. I marinated one in a terriaki/garlic/beer mix and all I did was waste a beer.


Never had a merganser but I have tried to make fish eating ducks taste less like rotten seafood with little success. grin
Wood ducks are good.
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#3486255 - 11/16/09 05:46 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: eastplace]
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And you expected what, given their diet? LOL

Beautiful bird, though.

Common, Red-breasted, or Hooded?
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#3486261 - 11/16/09 05:47 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: eastplace]
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Shovelers ain't worth a damn either...
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#3486276 - 11/16/09 05:49 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: BrotherBart]
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Again, consider the diet of a NOSH. Been birding at a sewage pond? Smothered in them.

Mmmm.
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#3486278 - 11/16/09 05:50 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: HoundGirl]
eastplace Offline
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Common type.

My kids will eat anything too, but my daughter spit it out on the plate and said it tasted like hand sanitizer.
This from the girl who asked why god only put one liver in a pronghorn.
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#3486297 - 11/16/09 05:56 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: eastplace]
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I used to eat every bird I shot, out of principle. Hooded Mergansers weren't as bad as Red Breasted Mergansers. I had a hard time eating bluebills. It's a great incentive to learn your ducks and stop shooting them. We'd breast them, soak the meat in milk and flour and deep fry. That or the long soak in Texas Pete, flour and deep fry. I must provide a disclaimer to the previous, that I have used a merganser or bluebill as a strategic weapon more than once. A properly placed merganser in the vehicle of the class bully or in the windshield wash bucket at your friend's garage was funny. A bluefish in the toilet tank, bluegills in the hubcaps... yada yada.
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#3486323 - 11/16/09 06:03 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: rob p]
eastplace Offline
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If you haven't hidden a bluefish behind your buddies truck seat you really have missed something special. The light bulb just went on with what to do with the other mergansers.
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#3486331 - 11/16/09 06:05 PM Re: Ever try to eat a merganser? [Re: rob p]
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Same as Oldsquaw - marinate yourself in beer for four hours, nail it to a cedar board, in the oven at 400 for 45 min., take it out, throw away the duck, and eat the board.

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