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Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15427036 11/17/20
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I only shoot a very few, mostly to give my dog some retrieves. They are OK as an ingredient in gumbo.

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Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15430096 11/18/20
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When I lived in Louisiana had some in gumbo.

I braised a few once in wine and stock. Not bad.

Like most game meat, they have a worse reputation than they deserve.

Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15430871 11/19/20
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Growing up in Florida and being poor and hungry at times, I thought Coots were pretty good eating, especially compared to nothing else that day on the table.. We even ate the gizzards fried up. I do remember the only way we cooked them was in a pressure cooker, seasoned well, the same way we ate Muscovy Ducks and dumplings when we went after them. Some bread and a cast net = dinner back then. We didn't eat them all the time, but sure didn't waste them. I remember eating Gopher Tortoise, Salt water catfish, lot's of Soft Shell turtles, mullet and mullet roe, and gizzards, swamp cabbage, and I reckon lot's of other stuff some folks might call unpalatable, that we were used to.

Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15436360 11/20/20
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In high School back in the 70's my buddies and I used to ice skate on the frozen estuary near my home with our shotguns and shoot coots out of the cattail swamps. It was like pheasant practice. we'd skate 2-3 miles along the unfrozen tidal areas and blast away. Hate to say we never even thought of picking them up. I think the limit at the time was 25 each.


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Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15436575 11/20/20
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merganser, did I hear merganser. Come on they aren’t that bad. 😂😳

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Re: Anybody eat Coots ? [Re: Spotshooter] #15441742 11/22/20
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its like eating a jackrabbit its ok but i wouldn't do it again

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