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ww scoter shot in mn.

Postby pweisbrod » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:31 pm

shot in MN

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Re: ww scoter - mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Not sure really? I would guess they could be better plumed? Those black feathered birds are some of the toughest birds to hide imperfections on. I shot my scoters in January so I can't say for sure that yours would be bad, but I'd guess they could be better. Could let your taxidermist decide if you are not sure? Check the tail feathers, breast and neck for tubed feathers indicating pin feathers.
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Re: ww scoter - mountable?

Postby BBK » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:36 pm

Great lakes? If not then absolutely! Pretty darn rare to get one in the midwest off the great lakes. I shot one (hen) in Iowa about 10 years ago, should have mounted it. We aren't diver hunters so to get one while puddle hunting is even more rare.
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Re: ww scoter - mountable?

Postby loon » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:27 am

I get a fair amount of scoters on Green Bay but have yet to shoot a drake of even that quality. You could get a better bird on a trip but not that many good ones in the northern states, I think all of mine have been hen or immature drakes.
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Re: ww scoter - mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:56 am

I agree with Loon. I didn't read it thoroughly enough to realize it was from around here. I would call it a trophy at that point, and would certainly have it mounted due to the locale.
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Re: ww scoter - mountable?

Postby pweisbrod » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:12 pm

Thanks guys, I shot in Minnesota, and not on the great Lakes. Only looking at mounting the drake. Talked to jerry at flyway taxi, and he seemed to think it was a nice bird without even considering where it was shot, just a mature bird. Is he the person we'd recommend to have the work done?
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:15 pm

Jerry will do you right!
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby hillbilly.. » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:13 am

Nice....Jerry will hook you up personaly I would do drake and hen...are you goin to make a trip to east coast to shoot one..I knw of 3 othere ww scooters and 2 surf scooters shot here in mn and the surfs were both nice drakes just a shame tjey went to a hack of a taxidermist who just wreckd themiy
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby pweisbrod » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:21 pm

Bird has been dropped off with Jerry. :hammer:
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Will be waiting......two years lol
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:44 am

just stay on him and he will do you good.
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:41 pm

The more people call/email, the more a taxidermist isn't working on birds. If a guy is really late, that's another story.
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:02 pm

beretta24 wrote:The more people call/email, the more a taxidermist isn't working on birds. If a guy is really late, that's another story.



what I ment by was that was after the deadline he gives you. when I was there he was on the phone non stop busy busy guy.
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby beretta24 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:33 pm

hillbilly.. wrote:
beretta24 wrote:The more people call/email, the more a taxidermist isn't working on birds. If a guy is really late, that's another story.



what I ment by was that was after the deadline he gives you. when I was there he was on the phone non stop busy busy guy.

By the way...we still need to get something scheduled...late ice maybe?

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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby cootlover » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:52 pm

I don't think I would just mount a bird because you don't see them around your part's but that's just me
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:36 pm

cootlover wrote:I don't think I would just mount a bird because you don't see them around your part's but that's just me



isn't that the point of getting something mounted???? them 2 ducks would have been dropped off the day they were shot I don't think they would have even had chance to get stiff
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby cootlover » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Maybe it's just me it would have to be a old squaw,harlequin are something cool looking like .
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby kyblueskye » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:36 am

We killed a WW Scoter in SE Kentucky Thursday. Talk about odd.
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:06 pm

Maybe it's just me, but I want every pair of ducks from north America. By the way, White-winged scoters are very cool looking. Feet, eye, and bill are like no other!
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby beretta24 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:44 pm

Pete, you're selling yourself short. There's a whole world out there! :)
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:22 pm

beretta24 wrote:Pete, you're selling yourself short. There's a whole world out there! :)


I'm a sick man already.....don't need more of an obsession! ;-)
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby beretta24 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:39 pm

I'm making mine worse...getting into taxidermy is going to put me near the edge. Now I want everything!
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby hillbilly.. » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:09 pm

beretta24 wrote:Pete, you're selling yourself short. There's a whole world out there! :)


is your house big enough???
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn- mountable?

Postby beretta24 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:11 am

Depends on the goal. 1 of each legal waterfowl in NA, yes. Wife has given me the basement as my playground. :yes:

1 of every legal species in the world...I don't even know how many legal species there are these days, but I'll likely run out of money before space. Not trying to say I have a huge house, but rather our careers won't likely yield that kind of discretionary spending.
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Re: ww scoter shot in mn.

Postby pweisbrod » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:38 pm

I am getting it done in a banking position to really show off the white wings :hammer:

Can't wait, but I'm in no hurry.
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