As you read this, I’m in and around Port Aransas, TX looking for ducks. Saturday morning, the South Zone duck season opens here in Texas, and I’m a very willing participant. As the picture suggests, Benelli has been nice enough to supply me with a Super Black Eagle II for my journey. I picked up a fresh case of 3-inch #2 steel shot, and my hunting buddy Will has gone over the finer points of what to do to take ducks from the sky to the cast iron skillet . . .
Now it might be a bit premature, but I’ve been reading a ton of recipes on Honest Food about what to do with a duck. Some people tell me they taste like the a wader boot, and others says its about the finest meal you can have. Will tells me that come hell or high water, we’ll have ducks in hand by the end of the day, and he’s never done me wrong in the decade or so that we’ve been hunting together.
But since this is a gun blog, and not a cooking blog (yet), I’m planning on putting this Super Black Eagle through its paces. The fine folks at Benelli told me to use it, abuse it, and if the mood strikes, even use it as a paddle. I’m not much of a bird hunter, but I’ll give it my best and give you guys and gals the coverage you deserve as loyal readers of TTAG.
Wish me luck. Quack Quack.
UPDATE – tonight we eat!: