Oldsquaw in Arizona???

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Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby jrgraha3 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:45 am

Long time reader,first time posting..

Saturday limited out and after picking up the decoys to my absolute amazement an oldsquaw flew by me 20ft. Anyone ever heard of one being this far inland? He had to be way off course? After seeing him taunt me like that I had to go back out Sunday. Sure enough later in the day Sunday he came by again and I was able to bag him! I'm still shocked, I feel like I shot bigfoot in Arizona, as Ive never imagine I'd see an oldsquaw unless I went on a guided hunt in Alaska.. So has anyone heard of them being this far south/inland? Still shocked and stoked about it!

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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby duckman27 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:31 pm

That's crazy. I've never heard of one being that far inland or that far south. I saw one a few years back flying across the water in North Mississippi after season and it was a bit shocking. I guess there's no fences in the sky
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby Pumpgunner » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:20 pm

They are seen on the Great Lakes and occasionally on the Great Salt Lake, all pretty far inland, but I've never heard of them being as far south as Arizona. Congratulations on a great rare trophy!
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby TheSwamper » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:02 pm

Yeah, I was gonna say I know they get em' on the GSL sometimes.

Very cool man! Congrats!!!!
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby duckslaya4 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:12 pm

hey i live in az too just curious where do you kill all those ducks?
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby spartansfan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:33 am

we actually get a pretty decent amount of them on the great lakes. some guys target them and have no problem getting their limits
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby Dep6 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:15 pm

Nicely done, a true trophy for sure!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby okbucksnducks » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:29 pm

A rarity for sure

An oldsquaw hen was shot around 20 miles north of me a few years ago here in OK.
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby tgs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:23 am

Nice drake too!!! Very cool. Congrats!
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby jrgraha3 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:16 pm

Thanks guys! I am still hyped about it!

As far as where I shot the birds, all I can say it was southern AZ :wink:
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby jgoetz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:01 am

Guys shoot them in Spokane, WA all the time. Granted, thats not as far inland as AZ but over the mountains and in the desert none the less.
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby canvas6 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:50 pm

we get them in utah , I have seen quite a few and seen them get shot out of my layout boat on the GSL
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Re: Oldsquaw in Arizona???

Postby BGipson » Wed May 09, 2012 5:10 pm

I conducted waterfowl hunter surveys this past season in NE Colorado and had a hunter shoot a hen. It was really shocking for me to see her.
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