Duck Id in the Field

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Duck Id in the Field

Postby Los Banos » Sun May 14, 2006 3:54 pm

hey i lost my dads hand me down field id book, whats the best id book for ducks and geese that you can fit in the blind bag?
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Postby worknem » Mon May 15, 2006 11:51 am

I hunted with a guy last year who's blind partner was new to duck hunting and the more experienced one was concerned his bud was missing out on "the experience" by passing birds that he was unsure of during times he wasn't in the blind to help him out. They got ahold of some waterproof ID cards from and hung them in the blind on a ring. When the partner was unsure and had passed birds due to this he'd refer to the cards right after the birds left. Worked great and by the end of the season he could ID most species common in thier area.The cards were pretty in-depth and showed eclipse plumage too.

Our old field guide prolly isn't published anymore but may be worth checking on. It was put out by Outdoor Life back in the "60s". Field Reference to Ducks, Geese and Swans in N.A.

I remember seeing not too long ago a field guide put out by CWA for one of the youth events?

Hopefully someone will help out here?

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Postby Duckinator » Mon May 15, 2006 5:13 pm

"Ducks at a Distance" is a good one.

You can buy it here ... ducts_id/3

or a free digital copy ... ckdist.htm

I also like "The LeMaster Method"
For the money you can't go wrong with "Ducks at a Distance" Though.
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Postby bullet » Wed May 17, 2006 7:07 pm

"The Le Master Method" Waterfowl ID book is what I've always seen.
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