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Progress report on my GH

Postby Cougar125 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:25 pm

Sent this bird about a month ago to the taxi and here is my progress report.

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Background - This was my first hunt at a new location. Deep, natural ponds...very shy birds. To see how deep the water actually was, I had to test it. It came all the way up to the top hem on my waders. Any deeper and I would've been swimming! I was walking the levees, using my binos to spot birds. I spotted a trio of greenheads, 2 drakes and a hen. I surveyed the area and found the best way possible to wade out silently and get the jump on them. As I was nipple deep in the water, I was rounding a group of cattails. The hen quacked the alarm and the trio jumped. I'm pretty sure I missed the first shot, but the second shot folded this guy and I missed the third shot at the double attempt. For having never hunted this place before, I've got a big, fat, green trophy that will be home in about another week. Below is the picture that goes with how I told the guy I wanted it done.

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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:13 pm

the head looks like it could use some work if you compare it to the pic of the real duck, but with out that pic i dont think people will notice. the rest of it looks great!
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby Cougar125 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:32 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:the head looks like it could use some work if you compare it to the pic of the real duck, but with out that pic i dont think people will notice. the rest of it looks great!

Are you talking about the line above the cheek?
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:55 am

I think it looks real nice! I like the pose, and your taxidermist did a very good representation of the photo. How did you get the photo for the magazine, and then shoot the bird while standing nipple deep in water? That my friend, was a once in a lifetime shot! :yes:
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby tam9492 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:59 am

That's some serious fast turn-around!
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby duxrus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:51 am

tam9492 wrote:That's some serious fast turn-around!


I don't even do my own that fast :lol3:

Congrats on not drowning :tongue: I have been chin and hat deep myself a time or two :thumbsup:
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby Cougar125 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:49 pm

Pete-pec wrote:I think it looks real nice! I like the pose, and your taxidermist did a very good representation of the photo. How did you get the photo for the magazine, and then shoot the bird while standing nipple deep in water? That my friend, was a once in a lifetime shot! :yes:

LoL. That magazine came out before I shot the bird. I just remembered the picture and that is the pose I chose. (It's not my picture, but I'd like to think someday I might be good enough to do something like that.)

tam4942 wrote:That's some serious fast turn-around!

Yeah...the taxi is a friend of mine who lost his job...and with no work coming in meaning no money, I figured I would help him out. Tomorrow I'm dropping off a redhead and I'm sure he'll be skinned and degreased by Wed.

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I don't even do my own that fast

Congrats on not drowning I have been chin and hat deep myself a time or tow

Thanks! The not drowning really made the trip a success!
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby tam9492 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:11 pm

If your friend still needs some work this fall, PM his info!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Progress report on my GH

Postby Cougar125 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:46 pm

tam9492 wrote:If your friend still needs some work this fall, PM his info!!! :thumbsup:


PM Sent. Because he duck hunts too, I might recommend keeping a bird or 2 in the freezer to send during the summer months to get done. :)
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