So what is the best tasting duck out there? That's a hard question for me to answer, mostly because I haven't eaten all of them. I do know that wood ducks and mallards are probably my favorites to eat, but I also know that, depending on which flyway you're hunting and what your ducks have been feeding on, there might be birds out there that taste better. I grew up hunting wild rice beds on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota, and pretty much every bird we shot up there was delicious. Now I hunt the backwaters of the Mississippi River, and there are a lot of variables. In the early season we shoot a lot of woodies, which really are a wonderful eating duck. They don't require a lot of extra seasoning—just a little salt and pepper, a hot oven to roast a whole duck, and you're good to go.