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Do you eat mergansers?

Old 12-27-2007, 05:30 AM
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Default Do you eat mergansers?

Had another nice day out yesterday. Shot a few mergansers, BIL got some too and another hen mallard. Shoulda had a goose. It came outta nowhere. Landed in the spread then wouldn't fly!Oh well. Let it go for another day.

Anyways. My BIL said the mergs tasted crappy. But I hate not eating something I harvested. So I go home clean the mallard. Goto clean my first merg and the smell overtakes me. Something along the lines of tunacan water and swamp muck. The meat looked like beef liver (which I like) but I got through it and their in the freezer (boned out).

Any tips or suggestions? or am I in for a "Real Treat"

I gotta a feeling they'll taste like they smell.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:58 AM
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In pa we are not supposed to eat them because of pollution. Also they are fish eaters so they won't be very good. Like you said they smell terrible

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Old 12-27-2007, 07:24 AM
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If you like liver you may like them!
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:51 AM
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We don't shoot 'em, but if one is shot, it's coyote food!
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:34 AM
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I don't eat em...[]
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:29 PM
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We lovingly call them fishf#cks... You are what you eat.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:40 PM
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In Manitoba, the only time we eat them is after they have spent at least a month eating wildrice. Then they are pretty good.

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Old 12-27-2007, 05:11 PM
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In Manitoba, the only time we eat them is after they have spent at least a month eating wildrice. Then they are pretty good.

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Ron,

Dont fib I know you canucks get enough yummy grain fed honkers and plump mallards you'd never shoot a poopy mergie! Heck andy and his bunch even call widgies and teal Sheeit ducks and teal are one of my favs!
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:37 PM
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In Manitoba, the only time we eat them is after they have spent at least a month eating wildrice. Then they are pretty good.

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Ron,

Dont fib I know you canucks get enough yummy grain fed honkers and plump mallards you'd never shoot a poopy mergie! Heck andy and his bunch even call widgies and teal Sheeit ducks and teal are one of my favs!

uh.....it`s just a rumour

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Old 12-27-2007, 07:35 PM
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I turn them into SPICY snack sticks
The mix I use will cover the taste of divers and Merg's

Have to do something with them , when your buddys think they are Woodies and shoot them

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