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2014 - 2015 bird hunting season

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by rai_red, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Went out with the dogs to the only open water now, the floating water, here the river Danube and did some jump shooting.
    Very successful today and also found some pheasants in the reed nearby, last day of hunting for them.
    Think we will enjoy some good duck shooting now till the end of the season on 15th of January.
    First picture, Ullys the Gordon Setter retrieving a cormorant
     

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  2. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Grace, the Irish Setter with the second cormorant, floated a long distance before she got him out of the water
     

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  3. rai_red

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    my blind at the river, ducks and cormorants fly bye in a distance of about 35 to 40 feet
     

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  4. rai_red

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    and that is what we have got today, one of the best days of the season so far
     

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  5. rai_red

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    he was so nice, a perfect green-winged teal drake and of course for the wall
     

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  6. Sprigman

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    Rainer that is a really nice Teal and will make a great mount along with the pheasants.. Mire those BW teal are looking really nice. I wished we could get some like that around east Texas area this time of year. I would love to shoot a few nice ones for mounting but we don't get them through here like that till end of February.
     
  7. brazosboyt

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    Rainier-love the hanging picture. Great looking teal!!

    Pintails are here in full force.
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    Now this is a classic waterfowl combination!
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    Friend needed a good hen spoon for a mount.

    Added one more to the list this week.
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  8. brazosboyt

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    Front brought some pintails.
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    I love big tails and I cannot lie....
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    Picket 4 of the fattest birds by plucking the neck area of the breast. There's something about the white fat in a pintail that impacts the taste of a gumbo.

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    Cut the breasts out like a dove but keep as much of the skin up the sides of the bird from the neck towards the tail as you possibly can. Singe off any feather down.
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    3-4 large onions
    2-3 bell peppers
    4-5 stalks of celery
    1 bunch of green onions.
    Couple tablespoons of minced garlic
    2 lbs of andouille duck/goose sausage(deer sausage or store bought works too)
    1 bag of chicken quarters
    Tonys seasoning.
    4-5 bay leafs.
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    In a cast iron skillet, take about 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil and put your duck breast skin down and render them down for about 10 minutes on high heat. Remove the ducks and add 3 sticks of butter and about 1 cup of flower to make the roux. We will cook our roux in a cast-iron skillet for upwards of almost 45 minutes till it is dark chocolate brown.

    Dump in the bag of chicken quarters and cover with water bring to a boil for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is done. Add bouillon cubes and bay leafs.

    Cook down all of your vegetables until they are wilted and clear.


    Remove chicken and duck and strain your stock to keep for your gumbo.

    Add roux, vegetables, picked chicken to the stock. Cook on low medium for an hour or until done. Add Tonys to taste.

    I don't put the duck breast back in I eat them on the side. This makes enough for 10 people.

    Cut in half (except the roux) for smaller groups.

    If you like it richer-add a couple pints of oysters.

    More pics to follow this afternoon.
     
  9. giveem3 steve

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    Put the smak down on the honkers.
     

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  10. Brazos, those are some nice sprigs. I haven't seen any yet this year, they seem to come to our area late. Ill have to try that gumbo recipe, looks great and I love some good gumbo.
     
  11. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    again only the best pictures Todd but why did you rip all the feathers of this fantastic pintails ?
    I never had the chance to shoot one and you eat them !!! ( LOL )
    also nice cans and blue-bills, do you still have spoonies there ?
    nice honkers Steve, some of them arrive at my ponds in spring, when we are not allowed to shoot them, dont know, where they are now

    Rainer
     
  12. brazosboyt

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    We shoot spoonies the whole season. We actually get some good ones late in the season.
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    Not a lot of them but a few.
     
  13. MallardsFowlLife

    MallardsFowlLife Well-Known Member

    Got into the Woodies this morning with a few of the boys in a nearby honey hole. Just so happens my one man limit was all drakes.
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  14. fowlweatherfowler

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    Nice shooting. Almost a wrap to our season. Looks like we can get out tomorrow but Sundays supposed to blow. Had to break some ice.

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  15. Adam Edwards

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    Good looking green wing Rainer and great pins Brazo, I love those sprigs, they are so gorgeous and an absolute joy to have work into your decoys. We have had some unusually warm weather here during Christmas and we really took advantage of it.

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  16. Adam Edwards

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    Whack and Stack!

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    Got into a lot of pins the last couple days

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    Did a quick jump shoot and found a nice big piece of driftwood

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    Few for the wall

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  17. webfoot123

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    A Edwards that's a nice bunch of spoonies and they are beautiful birds in full plumage
     
  18. 3bears

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    Man, you folks down south are very fortunate. The only place I see birds that nice are in pictures.
     
  19. bucksnort10

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    same here in the frozen tundra
     
  20. 3bears

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    On top of that customers expect their nasty, no colored, pin feathered, dog slobbered rotten turd to look like those birds after I am done with them and I am fresh out of magic powder.