What would you consider a trophy pin?

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What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby QH's Paw » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:28 pm

The other day, while out hunting (what else?) divers. A good friend of mine had the opportunity to shoot a beautiful Pintail drake.

It came in as if on a string.(you know how silly those park types are)

As he dropped down from somewhere deep in space, straight in between the two longlines of bills, I didn't even lift my shotgun.

Not a word was spoken, no calling the shot or, "you take this one" to be said. It was as if it was already predetermined, destined if you will, that the bird was Rodney's trophy, to win or lose.

He took the challenge seriously and quickly dispatched his quarry with a single shot.

The bird completed it's last 10 feet of flight or, rather fall, in a completely limp condition. There he lay flat on the water, floating flat on the water, between two longlines of Bluebills.

My ol' dog Kodi sprang into action and quickly delivered the bird to hand, Rodney's hand.

I have to admit, there was a short period of silence(very short), where Rodney and I looked at each other in silence, almost in disbelief. Then, there was whooping, hollerin' and high fives. It was actually the first bird of the day but, that had nothing to do with all the ruckus.

This was all followed by taking a picture, with my cell phone, of Rodney with his trophy pinner. The picture was immediately sent to several fellow duckers, family and friends.

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What would you think was a trophy pintail or any other bird for that matter?
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby teddysberna » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:34 pm

Thats a beaut! Congrats
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby WildDuckman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:11 pm

Nice pintail!! Id love to get the chance to bag one of these dudes!!
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby B.Hud » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:11 pm

congrats. nice bird
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 pm

QH's Paw wrote:What would you think was a trophy pintail or any other bird for that matter?


A dead one. Dont see many pintails around here.
Congrats on the pintail, looks like a real good one to me. Only one my group has killed this year had about 2" sprigs and that one looks a lot bigger.
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby sloth » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:59 pm

My buddy from over in MN got his first pin while huntin out here in Big Sky Country. It was the only one i saw all year. 2"-3" pin is all it had and he got his mounted.
id say th one you got there could go on any wall. i would totally get that big sprig on a mount :thumbsup:
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby bighop » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:17 pm

I've killed a bunch, and seen a bunch. That's a beaut.
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby Easttx » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:38 pm

I sent my first to the taxidermist and he doesn't compare to that one. Nice bird!
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby Sclf » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:33 am

We shoot plenty pintails and I can tell u, that's a beautiful bull sprig!
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby Drakestacker » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:38 am

That is a wall hanger for sure. Nice long pin.
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Thats a big boy and sure wall hanger. :thumbsup:
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby Bo Beaver » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:40 pm

I haven't seen many better. Good story and nice bird.
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby juwehoyt » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:44 pm

Great Bird Wall hanger for sure... I gotta tell you my blood preasure went up and I got a little bit of duck fever while I was reading the story :wink: AWESOME!!!
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby ARduckboy24 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:26 pm

I just shot my first pinnie and in the timber :eek: check out unique youth hunt by duckhunter2-2007 on Arkansashunting.net im the shortest there. Bit unrelated but wanted share cause I'm excited.
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby LawDog19 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:19 pm

Nice bird! I was lucky enough to kill a double sprig few years back
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Re: What would you consider a trophy pin?

Postby callinfowl » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:56 pm

We see thousands of Sprig a days out here in CA that is one Badass Cock Sprig !
Any mature bird with a Sprig tail longer then 7'' is a awesome bird ! :thumbsup:
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