Duck hunting for diver species like Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ringnecks, Eiders, Goldeneye and other diver ducks.
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Just shoot a nice can and bluebill and would like to know if the pin feather will be to bad to mount or if you guys think they look good enough
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They look ok to mount to me. Just be careful with them. Tuck the head under a wing before putting them in the freezer.
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id say the can looks alittle young, the upper feathers and head look a little patchy. the blue bill looks good though, just my opinion.
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quack wackr wrote:id say the can looks alittle young, the upper feathers and head look a little patchy. the blue bill looks good though, just my opinion.
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They both look like juvie birds to me. The Can definitely is. The Bill lacks the defined vermiculation across its back...might be an old bird still in eclipse plumage.
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nice job. even if their juvies their yours id mount em unless you think your gona get more dont make the mistake of waiting n not ever getting em mounted
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flopper wrote:nice job. even if their juvies their yours id mount em unless you think your gona get more dont make the mistake of waiting n not ever getting em mounted
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By the time them scaup get to Florida their backs are solid. Looks a little early to me. Pin feathers may be an issue but it depends on the Taxidermist too.
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If you are mounting to remember the 1st ones you shot I would go nuts... if not... like others have said... them are a dime a dozen and I would wait for something better. If you go to a good taxi he will only mount certain birds. If not good enough they will turn them away.
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If you are mounting it because it means something to YOU, then mount it. If its because you want the best looking specimen, then you can do better.
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kitasdad wrote:If you are mounting it because it means something to YOU, then mount it. If its because you want the best looking specimen, then you can do better.
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