Do you guys shoot Shovelers?

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Do you shoot shovelers?

Poll ended at Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:15 am

Yes
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No
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Total votes : 26

Postby thebiggrfigr » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:07 pm

I know in my group of buddies you would be strongly ridiculed for shooting a shoveler. So I've never bothered. I agree they are pretty when they are in full plumage though!
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Postby goosetalk » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:27 pm

yes
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Postby duckman1106 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:42 pm

I'll shoot them on days when it is slim pickins. If the ducks are bombarding me and I can be selective, then I'll let the Hollywoods pass.
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Postby duck jerky » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:53 pm

all the time. one year I shot more of them then I did mallards.
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Postby Deadeye_youth » Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:07 pm

Heck if I saw one I would definately be shooting. Have never seen one while hunting.
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Postby Mallard Machine » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:00 pm

we don't have very many and i shot one the first morning 2 yrs ago and it was the prize of the year!!
Was really something it was only a female but still different and neat to shoot!!
but if they were around yes i would shoot them as well!! somedays if ya want a good shoot ya gotta shoot at the #3 and #4 picks of ducks
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Postby hankrt » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:51 pm

I shoot em, don't see a whole lot of them here in the north, but I have bagged a few over the years, and honestly, I didn't think they tasted to bad at all, but my birds were out of flooded corn fields.
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Postby duckhunter6 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:44 pm

You can pretty much have any duck taste good if its made into duck jerkey.
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Postby hankrt » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:01 am

Shot one hen yesterday, first one in 4-5 years for me.
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Postby wspiller » Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:34 pm

shot a 2 man limit thursday nothing but shovelers they make great jerky
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Postby hankrt » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:45 am

Hey wspiller, where are you hunting?? Did you shoot any drakes that you could post a pic or two of??? Many Thanks!!
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Postby wspiller » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:02 am

ya there were a few drakes will post back up when the pics are developed dont know how great they will turn out we had one drake that was very pretty, and im hunting in so. ILL, i have a pond that always has them on it
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Postby hankrt » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:12 am

Thats great, they are really cool to look at, and even funner to shoot!!!
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Postby AU Mallard » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:18 pm

Under some circumstances.
Spoonies here generally are poor on the table, but I have eaten a few that had been feeding on rice that were just fine.
If it takes a spoonbill to get the skunk out of the blind, he's toast.
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Postby elsnide » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:36 am

I'll normally shoot them unless into a lot of mallards or other favorable species.
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Postby casey_714 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:11 pm

I've only seen 1 where I hunt, so you can bet I'm going to be shooting the first one I have a chance at.
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Postby openwaterhunter2 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:12 pm

It's a duck ain't it. :thumbsup:
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Postby elsnide » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:35 pm

I shoot shovelers and french kiss coots
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Postby mmalino » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:02 pm

yes
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