First Wood Duck Ever (pics)

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First Wood Duck Ever (pics)

Postby mnhunter50 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:30 pm

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This is my first ever wood duck. I shot it when my dad jumped some off of a small pothole in the middle of the corn. I shot it and watched it go into the grass. I tried to find it but couldnt because it had buried it self in some tall grass. i could not find it and my dog Sonny finaly grabbed it out of the grass.

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This is my dog Sonny and young little jake (golden retriver) who is learning about duck hunting slowly. And my dad.
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:39 pm

way cool man, congrats on the beautfiul bird
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Postby Remington1187 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:51 pm

nice bird! nice dogs too! looks like u have some future huntin buddies :yes: :thumbsup:
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Postby bullocklabradors » Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:10 am

Nice job, I am still waiting for my chance at one to add to the wall collection.

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Postby mallardhunter » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:22 am

Congrats :salude:
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Postby Brydog » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:59 am

Good goin !
You should put that one on the wall. Thats a nice one.
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Postby Butchhe » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:09 pm

Congrats. Woodies are some beautiful ducks.
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Postby maddiedog » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:05 pm

Good deal! I was stoked when I shot both of mine this year. They were both fantastic shots...right in the head :pissed: The dog did a perfect retrieve which is uncommon and I couldn't even get them mounted. They taste pretty good though!
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Postby openwaterhunter2 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:57 pm

congrats on the woodie. I see em all the time around here but everytime I do they still are just as pretty.
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Postby mnhunter50 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:12 pm

i didnt get this mounted because i am only 13 and dont have a job or money and wood ducks where i hunt are common birds.In the future i will get one mounted
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:26 pm

I hadn't seen any lately, I thought they'd all left! COngrats, they are the prettiest imho. :thumbsup:
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:40 pm

woodies are pretty pretty! :mrgreen:
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Postby duckboy_390 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:41 pm

That's a cute little swamp collie.
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Postby mmalino » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:17 pm

Congrats!! :hammering:
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Postby mmalino » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:18 pm

Where are you from, are woodys that rare around there? i shoot a limit about everyday the first week or 2
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Postby mnhunter50 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:41 pm

They arent extremely rare but they are had to find. I have only found them in ponds that are really small flooded cow pastures, and creek bottoms. I have seen a rise in the number in the area that i hunt 5 years ago we didnt see them very often. Now this year i shot 3 drakes. :thumbsup:
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:12 pm

Congrats on the wood duck and you got two good looking dogs there MN.
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Postby donell67 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:34 pm

congrats on the woodduck, we get a few here but not many.
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Postby alabamabronco » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:45 pm

way to go .got my first one last year
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Postby Elmer Fudd » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:54 pm

Congrats on the woody...we have alott of them here to in the early part of the season...still warm here in indiana...I'm still seeing them and missing them.. :oops:
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Postby mnhunter50 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:04 am

yeap they are really good looking ducks and i have shot one! I also got my first mallard this year too.

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Here is also my first ever drake green wing

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P.S. This is a different wood duck than the one i pictured earlyer. I got this one 2 weeks after. It is the same one as in both the mallard and the teal pictures.
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Postby mnhunter50 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:20 am

I shot this on opening day and it is very strange it seems as if the bill is completly bent side ways. I think it would have died because of lack of food. I dont know what kind of duck it is i think it is a blue bill.


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Here is another pic of my dog jake he is learning how to fetch and find pheasants.

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