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Re: Sprig length?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Was that a pretty big bird or does it look like the size of a goose in the pic?
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Hahaha, something like that. Figured since it wasn't me in the picture and my Dad isn't a member on here I would white out his face. The photo software that comes on our work pc's isn't exactly hightech stuff.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:58 pm

Don't know a whole lot about pintails, but the taxidermist said it was a very large mature bird. My Dad also got the biggest drake mallard I've seen to date mounted along with the pintail. Here is a pic of it next to a gadwall.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:00 pm

And another minus Scrubs.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:01 pm

And one of the mallard mounted plus scrubs.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:02 pm

Oh I see… These birds are the ones that sit at parks and universities and eat bread all day haha. Seriuosly, that pintail is giant! I shot maybe 12 last year and not one had a sprig or were near that size. But they had all their colors. Hopefully I get lucky this season. Those are giant ducks man!
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:06 pm

That's the first pintail shot out of our blind and of course the day my Dad shot it he was alone and got very lucky should I say. I was really glad he got one though. We have a very large refuge about 6-8 miles from where we hunt and I think these ducks just sat there and got fat all fall and into the winter then happened by our way, plus were mature birds. I thought the pintail was really big as well, but I just haven't seen that many. Thanks for the compliments, I am sure my dad will be tickled to hear what you had to say.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby sprigs4days » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:56 pm

Your taxi did a helluva job on that pintail...that thing was beat to hell in that first pic you posted
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:03 pm

Thank you, I don't know anything about taxidermy other than what I've read here, but I think he did a really good job.
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:45 pm

I would say that is has to hang down to at least you knee..... :yes:
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby captmike69 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:21 pm

Pete-pec wrote:
Weston81 wrote:My Dad shot this one today, is it a Bull Sprig? None of us have ever shot one,so we are both pretty excited about it.
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Looks like a bull sprig to me?


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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:33 pm

captmike69 wrote:
Pete-pec wrote:
Weston81 wrote:My Dad shot this one today, is it a Bull Sprig? None of us have ever shot one,so we are both pretty excited about it.
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Looks like a bull sprig to me?


what the hell is wrong with you?! everyone knows there horns are red!



Even rarer, a leucistic (horned) bull sprig!
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby captmike69 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:15 pm

o cool. i have never seen one before! congrats! :lol3:
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby southernducker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:48 pm

I would've mounted the first one lol. your dad's looks great...although not truthful, it is possible to add a lil bit to the sprig length during mounting :yes:
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby captmike69 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:41 pm

how would it work out if you were to use old squaw tail feathers? not realistic?
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Re: Sprig length?

Postby Weston81 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:10 pm

hahaha, no spring "enhancments" on that pintail. Not sure why someone would do that to be honest other than a maybe if they shot two birds and one was beat up so they took the one in better shape and the one with the long sprig and put them together. I'm not here to compair sprig size fellas :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :lol3: :lol3:
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