goldfish wrote:That'd be a cool story to tell just to leave that scratch on the decoy. When up in Canada we had a hawk think about snagging a decoy for a second but he decided not to at the last moment. I've never had any other animals snag my birds though. When I get one I usually am so giddy that I have to go get it right away to see it.
Podcast wrote:I had an eagle swoop down and almost grab a bird as my dog was retrieving it. He was only a couple feet from the bird. As illegal as it is I was damn close ta pullin the trigger in that eagle.
Podcast wrote:The duck was dead. It died the. Drifted 200 yards out in current afore the dog could get it.
beretta24 wrote:You think eagles are bad? Try running one of those motion varmint decoys at night without tying it down. Owls can be a b****, and you can't hear them coming.
suicidal_scaup wrote:I guess the moral of this story is I need to start shooting bigger birds. Divers=eagle breakfast. Mallards=too much work for the eagle...
How much bigger you planning on shooting? Somewhere in the 6.6 to 14lb range?
The guy I was goldeneye hunting with last weekend told us we needed to keep an eye on the eagles when we down a bird. Never downed a bird, but still. Thought I might have had a contribution to this thread but the birds didn't want to cooperate.