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Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 08 3:55 pm    Post subject: Any chance of a duck?  Reply with quote    

Got two cracking mallard drakes at the little shoot I belong to yestersay - it was a grim day for pheasant as there is so much food everywhere for them that you can't hold them very easily. the duck are hanging in the lean-to and Thomas is staring up at them with love and longing in his eyes.

Anyone else had any duck yet?

Silas



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 6848
Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 08 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Any chance of a duck? Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Got two cracking mallard drakes at the little shoot I belong to yestersay - it was a grim day for pheasant as there is so much food everywhere for them that you can't hold them very easily. the duck are hanging in the lean-to and Thomas is staring up at them with love and longing in his eyes.

Anyone else had any duck yet?

Have not had wild mallard for a long time, not much meat on them as I recall.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 08 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not yet this season, looking forward to my first, and wigeon, and pheasant, and woodcock, yum.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 08 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, but the North Wales deer stalking bit of BASC has organised a carcass handling evening (only £5) at a local catering college. Option to buy venison afterwards.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 08 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Any chance of a duck? Reply with quote    

Silas wrote:
Have not had wild mallard for a long time, not much meat on them as I recall.


Not much, but probably more than on a supermarket chicken, though.

Just finished the last out of the freezer from last year- only just had the first fresh pheasant of the year last night.

KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: Looking at a screen in the front room
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nope, plenty of geese though

Pheasant tonight, stuffed with goats cheese and thyme, wrapped in bacon, panfried then de-glazed with white wine and reduced then some cream added........served with a savoury vegetable rice.

Can`t beat the game season for tasty scran eh?

Northern_Lad



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
No, but the North Wales deer stalking bit of BASC has organised a carcass handling evening (only £5) at a local catering college. Option to buy venison afterwards.


That sounds like a really good idea.

Deconstructing a carcass I can do, but I'm certain I'd be better with some further instruction.

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Posts: 5059
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 08 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used to buy wild duck every winter from a poulterers on the market beore we moved, but I much prefer the eating qualities of the Muscovies I breed now.

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