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Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby Capt Sport » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:00 pm

So, I came across something quite unusual this weekend hunting. I hunt out of a kayak, and when I got to my spot and settled, I hear splashing off to my left. There was only one car in the parking lot when I left so I knew no one was around me, and after about an hour and a half after shoot time, the continual splashing peaked my curiousity and I paddled over. I found a hen Mallard stuck in a foot hold trap I assume was set for a muskrat. After freeing her I held on to her for bit when the irony of the situation hit me and I started laughing, there I sat in full camo, in a camo kayak with my camo shot gun holding a live duck in relatively good shape. Her foot wasn't in to bad a shape but she seemed exhausted as she didn't fight me at all. So, I put her in the bottom of the kayak to rest up a bit. After about an hour I put her in the water and she swam away from the kayak, and then took off.

How she got her foot stuck in the trap is beyond me, what are the odds of that?

Cya,

jr
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby RangerX » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:06 pm

lol wow...

Does this mean you got skunked or no? My bets are on no... :)

Cool story...
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby Capt Sport » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:13 pm

Nope didn't get skunked, ended up with 2 for the day, no Mallards. :wink:

Cya,

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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby Lavman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:14 pm

Cool story! Irony at its best. You did the right thing IMO. :beer:
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby schmitt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:27 pm

:beer: good story
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby chambo32 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Very cool story

There is so much more to waterfowl hunting:)

Its not all about the kill.
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby NW_Vermont » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:38 pm

What chamber said...
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby duckin-A » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:51 pm

great experience.......good choice...Fair chase-clean kill is what counts, but there are some many other parts to enjoy about nature!
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Re: Went duck hunting and ended up saving a duck???

Postby hawkman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:23 am

Had a cool experience earlier this year. We were hunting geese in a field and both of us had just limited out. Then, two big Canadas sailed over our decoys not 20 yards out. Out of the blue came a peregrine falcon and grabbed one of the geese in the back. The goose easily shook the falcon off. The two geese and falcon disappeared over the horizon. Being a former licensed falconer for 25 years, I can't imagine such a small falcon would even try to take a full grown Canada. Probably a good thing (for the falcon) that the falcon did not get the goose on the ground.
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