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JoeLee
04-12-2010, 05:18 PM
There............ now that I have your attention.
These guys visit me every year, 6 or 7 years now. They stick around until I remove the cover.

JL................

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Liger Zero
04-12-2010, 05:34 PM
They may nest nearby. Aside from the pool are there any ponds/lakes nearby?

JoeLee
04-12-2010, 06:17 PM
They may nest nearby. Aside from the pool are there any ponds/lakes nearby?

Yes, there is a lake down the road, a river across the street and several ponds out in the back field. She laid 3 eggs under the pear tree one year but after a few weeks abandoned them.

JL.............

Black_Moons
04-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Yes, there is a lake down the road, a river across the street and several ponds out in the back field. She laid 3 eggs under the pear tree one year but after a few weeks abandoned them.

JL.............

Its hard being a suburban duck mother.

John Stevenson
04-12-2010, 06:43 PM
We used to get a couple a few years back, the male was very tame and would eat out of your fingers.
I was amazed at the plumage, such vibrant colours and define lines they looked like they had been airbrushed.

People think peacock have nice plumage but they are nowhere as defined as the duck.

As regards cooking it's the same as any other meal. Nip down the pub, read the menu, find duck and order it, job done and no washing up.
Don't forget the pint of heavy, we don't drink that frozen rice sht round here.

Spin Doctor
04-12-2010, 07:20 PM
Don't forget the pint of heavy, we don't drink that frozen rice sht round here.

Still using Lucas refigeration John?

John Stevenson
04-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Still using Lucas refigeration John?

No that is a urban legend put about by Budweiser who have to freeze their drink [ can't call it beer ] to disguise the taste it has at room temperature.

True beer can be drunk at cool temperatures and doesn't need to be chilled.

What makes the Lucas joke even better is that a few years ago Lucas industries were split up, Lucas Aerospace is now part of Airbus and the Lucas Automotive was was sold off to America.

So it could even be part of Maytag now :D :D

Rustybolt
04-12-2010, 07:41 PM
If you feed them they'll always come back.

If you cook them the breast should be medium rare.

Spin Doctor
04-12-2010, 07:43 PM
While I will agree that Budweiser is not beer (what it is said to resemble comes from horses) on a hot MidWestern afternoon after mowing the greensward* the idea of a glass of Porter or Stout just doesn't cut it. In times like that I think I'll have a Leinenkugels myself

http://leinie.com/home.htm

*see us uneducumated 'mericans know big words too :D

Jim Shaper
04-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Our city code has a provision for killing animals that are doing damage to plants or property. I'm going to use it to eat a rabbit that seems to fancy our yard (and the mrs flowers). Only protected species are exempt from the land owner's wishes of live or dead removal. :)

Of course air guns are still prohibited unless you have a permitted "range" (I'm in the process of getting one designated), but you can use archery without restriction.

lugnut
04-12-2010, 08:02 PM
That board in the first photo------cut off about 18" of it, clean and skin the ducks, place the ducks on the board and place in the oven at 350 for an hour, throw away the ducks and eat the board.:D
Mel

Your Old Dog
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
If you do cook them, grits or oats works reasonably well to soak up the grease. A towel works well to wipe the grease off your lips but if you eat with your fingers you may want to wear the nitril gloves.

67chevelle
04-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Duck Jerky... only way to eat duck, IMHO

Mark

Black_Moons
04-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Iv managed to hit squirls with my bow before at 40'+..
The problem is they run when they hear the bow release, and run a few feet before the arrows get to them (with a small, slower bow)

The trick is to just wait untill they see you and start running, then you can effectively lead them and shoot where they plan to be :P

It also helps that for most feeding areas, 90% of squirls will pick one of two directions to escape off in (the nearest two trees somewhat far apart typicly)

Rustybolt
04-12-2010, 09:11 PM
That board in the first photo------cut off about 18" of it, clean and skin the ducks, place the ducks on the board and place in the oven at 350 for an hour, throw away the ducks and eat the board.:D
Mel


That might go for geese, but wild mallard, cooked so that the breast meat is still pink, tastes like lean beef.

We breast out our Geese and soak the breasts in either brine or whole milk overnight and then cook em on the grill.

JoeLee
04-12-2010, 09:15 PM
I wouldn't really cook them, I was just kidding. I used to hunt them out in back by the ponds, they were OK but cleaning the shot and feathers out of the holes made it not worth hunting them.

JL..............

fishfrnzy
04-13-2010, 12:03 AM
We used to leave work to eat luch at this place in Berkley, CA. It was on San Pablo Blvd I think. Was a chinese food place and they had "Orange Duck" down, it was great. I kid you not, the name of the place was " King Dong. "

38_Cal
04-13-2010, 12:56 AM
As recently as about 12-13 years ago, when No. 2 son and his buddy across the street discovered goose hunting, the guys would pile onto the neighbor kid's dad's golf cart, load up cased shotguns and camo netting, and head through town, past Barney Fife's place, past the school, and go over to the neighbor kid's uncle's farm pond. They would get their limit of snow geese, head back through town, stop at the cop's place and get praised for their shooting skills, and head home to finish cleaning and then cooking their birds. Oh, and I saw Rod Serling walking down the courthouse steps the other day, too! :D

David Kaiser
Montezuma, IA
For the most part, twenty years behind the times...:rolleyes:

macona
04-13-2010, 01:05 AM
There a chinese place in portland called "Hung Far Low"

http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture/2008/10/checking-the-signs.html

http://www.reerecthungfarlow.com/

ulav8r
04-13-2010, 03:04 PM
Pour Cold Duck into sauce pan, heat to taste.

RB211
04-13-2010, 03:24 PM
They are really tasty in the crockpot. I like eating their hearts too!

macona
04-13-2010, 03:46 PM
Serve with quackers.

topct
04-13-2010, 04:43 PM
More ducks,

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/amazingduck.asp