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first shovler

Postby QuackAddict95 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:29 pm

I know its a hen but its still a shovler and we dont get many of them around here. What really makes the pic is my black lab named Cabella
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Cabella with my duck
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Re: first shovler

Postby MallardDrakes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:50 pm

Each bird we are fortunate enough to attach a memory to is a trophy! That's a good pic, and one you will forever have etched in your memory. Congrats!
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Re: first shovler

Postby rebelp74 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:37 pm

MallardDrakes wrote:Each bird we are fortunate enough to attach a memory to is a trophy! That's a good pic, and one you will forever have etched in your memory. Congrats!

x2 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: first shovler

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:55 pm

Nice job! :thumbsup:
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Re: first shovler

Postby kyle916 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:03 pm

wow, it's all about where you hunt i guess. in CA we pass on them. or laugh at our buddy when they do shoot one. no offense just found it funny.
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Re: first shovler

Postby fowl mouth » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:07 am

shot my first two this year as well, and I was 2-3 miles from the river. I was pretty suprised to see those suckers where I was sittin. Whole flock of them but could only manage two.
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Re: first shovler

Postby QuackAddict95 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Wish i could get a drake in full plumage to mount
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Re: first shovler

Postby Duck Collector » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:57 pm

Those stupid things bow to my feet. No matter where i go, they just appear out of nowhere and happen to be within shooting range. It has become a competition as to who can shoot the most in 1 year, not tryin to brag or anything but my bootlip total last year was uhhh..... :biggrin: 150 :biggrin:
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Re: first shovler

Postby QuackAddict95 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:18 pm

Duck Collector wrote:Those stupid things bow to my feet. No matter where i go, they just appear out of nowhere and happen to be within shooting range. It has become a competition as to who can shoot the most in 1 year, not tryin to brag or anything but my bootlip total last year was uhhh..... :biggrin: 150 :biggrin:



HAHA well maybe you should hunt with me so they will pile in the dekes lol
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Re: first shovler

Postby Duck Collector » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:11 am

Come on down to Houston. We'll wack em hard! None of them have any color though, i think they are the last ducks to get their color.
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theres so many of them they are starting nail a few gadwall.....lol
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Re: first shovler

Postby QuackAddict95 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 am

Not many of them come around nc. Unless you go to the impoundments on youth day haha but then you cant shoot them. Ill get one one day
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Re: first shovler

Postby rikasam2013 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:25 am

Not everybody gets to hunt all the different species. Some areas have higher concentrations of specific types than others. Why should anybody laugh about what someone else shoots. Hey I shoot lots of spoonies. And lots of mallards. And lots of goldeneyes.
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Re: first shovler

Postby Duck Collector » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:05 pm

rikasam2013 wrote:Not everybody gets to hunt all the different species. Some areas have higher concentrations of specific types than others. Why should anybody laugh about what someone else shoots. Hey I shoot lots of spoonies. And lots of mallards. And lots of goldeneyes.
I can the breasts up in pint jars, all mixed up. I can't tell one from the other except by size, ALL taste yummy.

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Re: first shovler

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:40 pm

It's not safe to speak ill of spoonies' taste in my part of the country, because sure as you do, some canaille coonass is going to feed you "wigeon" that makes you eat crow.
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Re: first shovler

Postby pork4life » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:35 am

We get a lot in SoCal

I just don't take a lot of pictures
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Re: first shovler

Postby sprigs4days » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:50 am

Love them smiling mallards.
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Re: first shovler

Postby barryboy08 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:47 am

Congrats! They are pretty birds I never really get to hunt em in Pa they usually do not get her until after the season. But I killed five now in Ar & OK between a few of my trips.
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Re: first shovler

Postby QuackkAddictsTX » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:03 pm

Where we are, almost everybody wants them gone lol. But it's a trade off I guess because we killed maybe a total of 5 mallards this last season.
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Re: first shovler

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:12 pm

we normally get 3-4 per season over here while targeting mallards. the drakes sure do have nice plumage, ours have skyblue almost strips on the back with white there too. very stricking. saw one last season with a green not blue/grey head and it looked so different we got up real/too close thinking it was a deke before it bugged out super quick.
good to get those memories with the dogs they go too plurry quick.
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Re: first shovler

Postby ByersFarm » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:33 pm

I've never been know to pass on a spoonie. We call it duck hunting for a reason.
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Re: first shovler

Postby Leaky-NY » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:31 pm

Since you don't get many you should consider it as a trophy bird Congrats. :thumbsup:

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Re: first shovler

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:48 pm

In ca we practice our left hand shooting when spoons come in. It's makes things fun. You could stand on the blind waving a white flag and they would still want to land on the end of your gun.
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Re: first shovler

Postby m.teeter » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:35 pm

We had a flock hanging around central NC this year. Seen them for a couple weeks before finally hunting them. I don't know how they all are but the ones we hunted came in on a string. Didn't even think about circling.
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Re: first shovler

Postby loon » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:12 am

It's definitely all about where you hunt. I had a college buddy that normally hunts puddlers visit me for a diver hunt on the bay he shot a nicely plumed drake bufflehead he was beside himself said "I would rather shoot him than a 10 point buck" I didn't have the heart to say that I often don't even shoot buffies because there isn't that much meat on them and would prefer a larger species. He ended up with a limit with 3 buffers 3 bluebills and thought he had won the lottery. I will probably be the same when I get my first eider.
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Re: first shovler

Postby PnR_Productions » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:31 pm

I feel that Wisconsin has one heck of a verity of ducks, i polished off damn near every duck i had left to shoot here last year. (ones you can shoot in inland US) Granted we really don't get many that are full plumage but they're still fun to shoot. Only duck i haven't got so far is a black duck.. watched one of my buddies whack one right in front of my face year before last and had a few land behind us the weekend after season ended 2 years ago, but no luck so far. I also shot a hen old squaw in pretty much the dead middle of the state 2 years ago. I shot it just North of Stevens Point.
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