Originally Posted by orangello
Not disagreeing in the current context, but this logic does get thousands of ducks shot every year (hunter's decoys).
That reminds me of the city slicker that came into the local general store and swaggered up to a group of hunters sitting around the stove reviewing their day. They looked at him with reservations, all duded up in his LL Bean gear with hardly a speck of mud on it. Finally one of them says "You do any good today ?". The guy puffs up his chest and says "Yeah I got a few." One of the old boys says "Oh yeah? What d'ya get?" The guy looks a bit embarrassed and says " Well, to tell you the truth, I'm not quite sure since I'm not from around here. I was hoping you fellas could tell me exactly what they are." So the boys proceed out to the guys car where he opens the trunk and proudly shows off a bunch of dead winter gulls. No one even cracked a smile, and the oldest guy says "Yep, you got you a fine bunch of Gray Backed Wendys there....mighty fine eaten. Better pluck 'em, gut 'em and put 'em in the cooler fore you head back. They can spoil quick iffin you don't". Then
after directing the guy to a cleaning table behind the store they all went back inside and resumed their lie tellin around the stove. Maybe that's why some folks think wild duck taste terrible! LOL