First Eider.

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First Eider.

Postby big37dog » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:59 pm

Heres a pic of my friend Tommy with his first Eider.

Was taken in December in PEI over a goose spread.

Thx to our hosts Keir and Ben for working so hard to get us the shots.

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Postby lars » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:01 pm

what the heck! i have no real idea... but i thought eiders were sea ducks...
went puddler hunting this year as usual.... shot more divers than puddle ducks. typical
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Eider

Postby big37dog » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:15 pm

We were set up about a mile from the Ocean on a huge field. The plan was to entice the geese which were laying in the salt water to jump into our set up.

All morning this flock of eiders kept trimming the coastline back and forth.

I said the Keir Guidon( our guide) if your any good you'd get those eiders over here for a shot.

About an hour later they strayed from the coastline over the field. Tommy opened on them I am guessing at close to 100 yds straight over head with a 10 Gauge loaded with Hevi B. One hen took a shot in the neck and folded.

We laughed our @#$%^ off :toofunny: :toofunny: . It was his first Eider.

Keir rules..... :getdown: :getdown: :getdown:
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Postby TheSwamper » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:29 pm

That is unbelievable! :eek:

You don't see that everyday.
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Postby big37dog » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:16 pm

The same day about an hour later we took this goose with a collar and a leg band.This bird was an antique .Note the water in background, thats how far the Eiders came inland to fly over us.

Holding the bird is my other friend Paul.

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Postby Mike M. » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:26 pm

Wow that is remarkable. I always joke to my hunting partners while hunting away from the ocean to get ready for when the eiders come in but now I might have to really be ready because you never know what will fly in. :thumbsup:
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Postby crewchief252 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:01 pm

Nice bird, but i'm more impressed with the snow, down here we have been carrying coppertone in the layout boat this season. Either way, nice eider, never got one myself
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