Great! That certainly puts to rest your fears that swamphen might taste like a coot. But what of its sporting qualities?
Tim Regan, who worked as wildlife biologist for the FWC for more than 30 years until his recent retirement, was involved in the swamphen hunt three years ago. Regan said the birds aren't much fun to hunt because it's hard to get them to fly unless you flush them with an airboat. "It's more shooting them on the ground, not very sporting,'' he said._