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Black duck

Postby MoHunter » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:49 pm

Shot a nice limit today...and killed my first black duck. are those wierd to see around here?
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:48 pm

Ya, not to many of those around here (so im told) but I have yet to see one so im assuming its true.
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Postby gsphunter » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:07 pm

Yeah they are fairly rare. We did have a group give us a look at Shanks though. Pretty cool to see uncommon birds like that.
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Postby MOBOTTOMBOY » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:09 pm

30 plus years of duck hunting on a regular basis all over the state of Mo and I've never killed one or seen one killed or even heard of one being killed while I was around so needless to say I'm impressed.... very cool.
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Postby goosetalk » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:13 pm

My group killed a Mallard/Black duck hybrid drake today at Shanks. I'll have pics of it as well as some other great hunts next week hopefully.
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Postby MoHunter » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:28 pm

After taking a second look at it, I think that is what mine was. Had a gadwall beak, but black duck plummage. I don't know what the hell it was.
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Postby goosetalk » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:50 am

The hen black ducks have black/gray bill, but the drakes have yellow. To tell if it was a pure black duck, there shouldn't have been any white barring around the speculeum. Someone else had already killed a hybrid at Shanks earlier last week, but it was a hen.
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Postby huntmq1 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:48 pm

On the cover of DU magazine this month they have a banded black duck. It says it's a drake, yellowish bill. Also, I've always been told that hybrids are always drakes, not hens. So...somewhere the wires are def. crossed!!! :yes:
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Postby goosetalk » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:23 pm

Most probably say that cuz hens are harder to distinguish when they are hybrids. I have several hybrid domestic ducks at home, both hens and drakes.
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