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Off season

Postby CSUfan237 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:43 pm

Hey Everyone I’m new to the area and I figured I would show you guys what I'm up too since the season is over. I have been to a couple websites and see people talking about how here in Colorado people don’t really get a fully colored shoveler drake but I was able to get one this last season up in the north eastern part of the state. I just got it out of the freezer and tomorrow I’m going to start mounting it myself. Ill post pic as I go and show you guys how I do them.

Here is the bird after I took it out of the freezer.
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2013 Season totals:

Ducks- 4
Geese- 0
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Re: Off season

Postby CSUfan237 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:45 pm

It's not done but here is a pic. Sorry about the light it’s down in the basement.
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Re: Off season

Postby swampcrawler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:12 pm

Goodlooking shoveler.If you what to kill full plummed shovelers come to se missouri.
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Re: Off season

Postby Glimmerjim » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:22 pm

CA too! Tons last year! Found them to be pretty tasty, but they had craws full of rice!
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Re: Off season

Postby swampcrawler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:50 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:CA too! Tons last year! Found them to be pretty tasty, but they had craws full of rice!

Was wondering where you were from.
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Re: Off season

Postby Glimmerjim » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:51 pm

swampcrawler wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:CA too! Tons last year! Found them to be pretty tasty, but they had craws full of rice!

Was wondering where you were from.

Sacramento area. Hunt 5 north around Maxwell and the refuges from Yolo to Dry Creek. :beer:
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Re: Off season

Postby swampcrawler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:57 pm

I am from se missouri.I hunt both missouri and illinois.I am going to check out a teal spot in a few minutes to see if there is water there.With the drought here in the midwest i kind of doubt it.
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Re: Off season

Postby CSUfan237 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:49 pm

I shot this one in the eastern part of CO. I've talk to some people here in CO and some people have hunted CO 40+ years and have never seen one this fully colored. I was lucky to get him where I did. Im a big fan of shovelers both hunting them, and eating.
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Ducks- 4
Geese- 0
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Re: Off season

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:29 pm

CSUfan237 wrote:I shot this one in the eastern part of CO. I've talk to some people here in CO and some people have hunted CO 40+ years and have never seen one this fully colored. I was lucky to get him where I did. Im a big fan of shovelers both hunting them, and eating.

I've shot a few hen shovelers, but last year I shot a drake in the fort Collins area. I was going to get it mounted but it wasn't fully plummed. I havent heard that not many people shoot mature shovelers here, but all I Have shot is immature ones :lol3:
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Re: Off season

Postby CSUfan237 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:22 am

shootable Goose wrote:
CSUfan237 wrote:I shot this one in the eastern part of CO. I've talk to some people here in CO and some people have hunted CO 40+ years and have never seen one this fully colored. I was lucky to get him where I did. Im a big fan of shovelers both hunting them, and eating.

I've shot a few hen shovelers, but last year I shot a drake in the fort Collins area. I was going to get it mounted but it wasn't fully plummed. I havent heard that not many people shoot mature shovelers here, but all I Have shot is immature ones :lol3:


Thats what we get a lot of is the hens. I think total we have shot almost 25 shovelers since I've been here in CO, and only 2 have been drakes :mad:
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Geese- 0
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