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2011-2012 Bird Hunting Thread

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by NWWINGS, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Redneck Express

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  2. TLN

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    cool pics! Jordan that storm widgeon is nice, I've never seen one. We had a good shoot Friday, 7 guys,7 limits, 49 ducks all spooners. [​IMG][​IMG] Today[new years eve] the wind blew hard and a different direction we only got 25 ,but it was a a mixed bag of golden eyes,spooners,teal,redheads,and one can. i didn't get pics of all of 'em. [​IMG]
     

  3. Sea Duck

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    I finally took a couple hours off to go hunting, I need to do that more often.

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  4. Glass eye

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    77* yesterday. A bit warm.
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  5. schenk

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    Pintail drake I got Saturday morning. Nice drake, gonna be a competition piece.
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    Me and the Pup, 11mo, Ace on his first hunt. He did exceptionally well, picked up a triple retrieve, never broke and we had a great hunt.
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    4 guns ( I wasn't shooting for a few vollies to get Ace going) and we brought out 20, lost 2, mostly gadwalls, 2 pintail drakes, 1 hen and a few shovelers.
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  6. crowe1187

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    Awesome storm! I was going to put up some pictures of a great week in Texas but they all seem to be too big.
     
  7. Redneck Express

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    did you try to shoot nuthing but spoonys or was that the only thing flying? ive never seen that many spoonys. the guys i hunt with always give me crap for shootin spoonys but they eat the same. and them are some nice lookin drakes you got in the middle.
     
  8. TLN

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    Ya that's all that was flyin' that day, there's thousands of em. it was a blast. ya spooners take a little more marinatin' and spices.
     
  9. JBird

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    love looking at this thread - but have been a bit busy to edit my photo's down and upload them - but thought i'd do that tonight - got the opportunity to hunt adak in early december - amazing trip - not many dead duck pics - but we did end up with quite the pile of harlequins and aleutian teal - saw smew and loads of common eiders but way to stormy to get any access to them - either way a tremendous trip - saw an incredible amount of species on the trip - waterfowl, raptors, song birds, shore birds - really incredible place - here are a few photos - (the residence trap the rats and night and fling them into the streets for the waiting eagles - pretty incredible)

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  10. DomC

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    Here's a few from the last few days in Nevada. I finally got my swan on the 1st. I put a sneak on him and got within 10 yards. Kind of wish I had more distance. Nearly took his head off.

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  11. RMW

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    Had a great season in MT. Did well on the grouse. Got a few pheasants but most were taken while out grouse hunting. Spent most of my hunting chasing sharpies. Up to the last day, I was hunting birds in CRP like it was October. Its nice not being covered up with snow!

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    Split second short on the photo. Fritz was on a pretty strong point for this bird. and then I didnt kill it. I crippled it and it flew about 300 yards and landed. We circled around and picked it up again and was almost an identical point. I didnt miss that time...
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  12. Wouter

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    JBird, great pics, I wish I could go there someday to see it for myself. I noticed those eagles in your pic seem to have chosen a very dangerous perch with all those electric wires. Didn't you find any roasted eagles at the base of those poles?

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  13. JBird

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    There actually wasn't that many wires/poles on the island - just isolated area's where there used to be people - they seem to get around them just fine - I didn't take this pic - my host did - but just standing in the yard letting the eagles take the rats - pretty cool

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  14. nate

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    Wow Jbird. That looks way cold! Those little auleatians are kinda cute.
     
  15. pataxi

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    I thought that the white one was a little big for a snow goose while it was flying. Came in with a group of 5 canadians and didn't leave. I guess there is a farm around with one less goose.
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  16. waldo2382

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    Since I'm rather new, here are some hunting photos over the past few years. I hope to add a few more as I start my taxidermy hobby. Enjoy

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  17. Wouter

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    Well Waldo, if your saved those birds in your freezer, you'll have plenty of practise material as a starting taxidermist. These are very atractive ducks, they'll be great for your trophy room. Good luck with them.

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  18. Had a pretty fun shoot this morning. It's not often I manage to take all drakes.

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  19. crowe1187

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    Not a bad morning in Georgia.
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