Breasting Ducks on National TV

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by claytonsdad, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Punkinseed

    Punkinseed Well-Known Member

    If I serve ducks to my friends, do I have to put a game transfer tag on their plates?
     
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  2. arkrem870

    arkrem870 Well-Known Member

    My old camp at biggers had a no breasting rule. We picked every duck. After a big -long weekend we sometimes plucked 100+ mallards. It's was time consuming even with a picker, wing/deer cleaver chopper, gut'er, torch guy, rinse/package guy. I take them to the picker a few times a year for ducks to roast. The rest get breasted.
     

  3. orangefeetdown

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    Man. I don't envy you there. That's a ton of work.
     
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  4. luckless

    luckless Member Forum Sponsor 2011 Turkey Contest Winner

    What was reasoning behind no breasting?
     
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  5. arkrem870

    arkrem870 Well-Known Member

    The old men that started the club had the rule for years and years. We put the hearts, livers, and cleaned gizzards back into the chest cavity of every duck too. I only hunted up there for a 4-5?years (and even then just 6-8 days a year...long drive). We had some fantastic hunts though especially when the black was in flood stage.

    We would go up for work day and have a squrriel hunt- first time I'd ever seen the skinned heads fried- busted open and brain eaten
     
  6. Mr. Chitlin

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    When I started squirrel hunting I started with a 22 and did my best to head shoot the squirrels. My dad said I was ruining the best part of the squirrel by destroying the head. I told him I'd just have to take his word for it.
     
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  7. pharmdeez

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    We have always filleted the breast meat off the bird after getting the ducks home. If camping in the field should you:
    1. Put the whole bird on ice, and use this method at home.
    2. Gut the bird, put on ice and use this method at home.
    3. Breast the bird, while leaving a wing on and cleaning it up at home.
     
  8. Ange

    Ange Well-Known Member

    Breast and wing man here
     
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  9. docw

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    More worth to dress the legs. If you have several-skin the legs out and cook in pressure cooker or crock til tender and and make gumbo etc.
     
  10. TheBattman

    TheBattman Select Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winn

    Several years ago, I was speaking to a game warden during duck season. That very subject came up - breasting out ducks. I told him that I always pluck and clean them - saving the whole thing as best I can - he clearly stated he was glad, because while he knew that many people breast them out, it was "technically" illegal as the term they use "wanton waste of game animal".

    Thing is - I've heard others (hunters) say the same thing - but none can tell me of a single case of someone getting ticketed for the offense - only that they had always heard it.
     
  11. pearlsnaps

    pearlsnaps Well-Known Member

    Not everyone was brought up as great as you I guess. There are also folks who were raised to not waste any part, of any animal. That includes the tongue, brain, liver, heart, eyes......
    I am guessing you eat every part, of every animal you harvest right?
    No waste.....
    Really. This thread started out sounding like someone's underwear got to tight in a sensitive area.
     
  12. pharmdeez

    pharmdeez Well-Known Member

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    From the 2017 AGFC Waterfowl Guidebook

    "Wanton Waste: It is illegal to discard (or allow to go to waste) any edible portion of game birds taken. Edible portions for game birds are breasts."
     
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  13. Mr. Chitlin

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  14. orangefeetdown

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    Beat me to it.
     
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  15. Boscoyo

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    LOL...wow.
     
  16. I'm more of a breast it out and stuff it in my waders and keep hunting type of man myself....
     
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