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Old 12-15-2008, 06:20 PM
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Ive been seening aa few on some ponds and wondering how they taste are they as bad as ive heard?
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:39 PM
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They aren't very good. They are one of the few that don't even taste that great as jerky.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:04 PM
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yea they are one of the few ducks that just dont taste the best...
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:21 PM
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The hooded Merganser drakes look awsome, but they taste and smell like bad fish [:'(]
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:22 PM
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they stink like a can of sardines...[:'(]
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:48 PM
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Useful for target practice and then for dog training.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:28 PM
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I was extremely dissapointed when i shot a merganser, worst tasting duck ever! it got boiled and fed to the dog....
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:51 AM
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I was talking to a buddy of mine in New Foundland a few weeks back about this. He was saying most Newfoundlanders prefer Mergansers because of their fishy taste.

I have had it before. I have no idea how the guy prepared it, but it was delicious.

I use them for dog training. If you can get your dog to do a blind retrieve on a merganser, and the dog comes back with the bird, your force fetch is done.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:45 AM
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The hooded Merganser drakes look awsome, but they taste and smell like bad fish [:'(]
Took the words right out of my mouth
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