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Banded Golden Eye!

Postby Weedwacker » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Shot this bird on Wednesday north of Grand Rapids, MI, with my best gal Morgan!

25 years of waterfowl, this is my second duck band and oddly my first was a golden eye 4 years ago!

Wish Morgan knew how special this duck was when she retrieved back over 70 yards, she just appreciates me knocking it down and a warm place to wait for the next one! Love my shorthairs.

Not many birds but this made it special !
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Re: Banded Golden Eye!

Postby BuckCreek » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 pm

That's awesome love shooting goldeneye and the whistle of their wings.
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Re: Banded Golden Eye!

Postby huntall6 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:09 pm

congrats!! i would flatten that band out and rivet it to the pup's collar. :thumbsup:
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Banded Golden Eye!

Postby jimmyscott » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:37 pm

I would mount it with that picture! Your dog looks like a seasoned champ! Great memory.
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Banded Golden Eye!

Postby jaysweet3 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Love those grey faced dogs. Nice job.


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Re: Banded Golden Eye!

Postby Weedwacker » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:22 am

Thanks gents.

She is prematurely grey, only 5 years old. For the amount of training I did or didn't do, she is special. Has great manners in the boat with great desire. At 53 pounds , you should see her handle geese! Might not be able to pick the large geese and retrieve to hand but she will swim, chase and grab a wounded goose and swim back with it doing her darnedest to pick it up!!

Then we grouse and woodcock hunt the afternoon, pointing and retrieving to hand.

NAVHDA training is the only way to train if your going to hunt your dog, just my opinion .
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Re: Banded Golden Eye!

Postby sureshot 612 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:23 pm

cool pic treasure the moment ,
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