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    Wife and I cooked up a couple of coots with some teal this evening. Believe it or not, they tasted great!! Just like ducks. I was shocked.

    Funny story, we went hunting earlier this week, some coots came by and I said "Coots". Unfortunately she thought I said "shoot" and BANG down comes a coot. LOL

    She has always wanted to try a coot, so I figured why not we killed one might as well try it. So I shot another other later in the morning and cleaned them with the ducks.

    Figured they would be dog food, but boy was I wrong.

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    NO NO NO don't eat coots, icky

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    Im almost scared to admitt that I have ate afew but they aint all THAT bad, sure as hell aint my first choice though. Just like with anything else it just depends on what they have been eating. Got into afew that were in a flooded cornfield and were eating the corn and those were as good as anything.

    Has anybody else ever ate a Teal that was plain RANCID? I dont know what they get into but seems like I get a handful every year that would probably even make Scary puke.

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    Have you ever drove by sewage ponds and seen them covered with ducks! Maybe thats where that rancid teal came from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbosan View Post
    Have you ever drove by sewage ponds and seen them covered with ducks! Maybe thats where that rancid teal came from!
    Could have been why they were full of peanuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseh8r View Post
    Could have been why they were full of peanuts.
    Yeah and I wouldn't swear that corn came from a field either
    Did I say that outloud??

    Kill'em & Grill'em!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseh8r View Post
    Could have been why they were full of peanuts.

    COOT SHOOTER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkstalkr View Post
    Wife and I cooked up a couple of coots with some teal this evening. Believe it or not, they tasted great!! Just like ducks. I was shocked.

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    Ive shot a couple in early morning right at shooting light not realizing what it. they work great for jerky, tasted just like all the other duck i had in the mix. ate them on a few occasions and I really couldn't tell the difference because of the way we cooked them. but im sure it had something to do with what they were eating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tc_topshot View Post
    they work great for jerky, tasted just like all the other duck i had in the mix. ate them on a few occasions and I really couldn't tell the difference because of the way we cooked them. but im sure it had something to do with what they were eating...

    Never again will I shoot coots.

    Way back when a guy hunting with us shot some coots. I made some jerky out of them and brought them to work along with all the other ducks I had made.

    You knew when you bit into a coot. You about lost it. Seriously, I can never forget that taste. Never again!


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    We've got a few coots in our neighborhood. Always yelling at the kids..."Get off of my lawn" and such. Always talking about the way things "used" to be. I can't believe you'd eat one though....Yuck.
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    Coots=great food for raptors at the Raptor Recovery!!! Actually they will take anything, so don't just dispose of them or do whatever you do, give Denise Lewis a call and help some of those birds out.
    I remember when we got into this THICK flock of coots last year. 2 of us took 16 of them with 6 shells. All those went to Raptor Recovery, and when I got there Denise cut the head off one and cut a chunk of the neck off and fed it to a Cooper's hawk. Really cool.

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