Matt aged 13 on his first hunt with a limit of eider ducksEider duck decoys ready for a hunt


Consuming Your Harvest.

There are several jokes about the taste of sea ducks, but it is all in the preperation.
The trick to having sea ducks be edible is to cool them down and breast out quickly, being positive to remove all of the fat and silver skin.
Soaking overnight in salt water or buttermilk can help the strong taste.
Slicing thin and using a VERY HOT frying pan with olive oil, garlic, onion, salt and pepper is pretty good.
A lot of guys soak in salt water for the night and then make Jerky which makes a great blind snack.

A pair of bufflehead ducksBecki with her first Eider duckLimited out, eiders and surf scoters