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Postby timber fever » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 pm

So I killed my first canvasback ever while hunting on the TN river yesterday, he came in all by his self in the middle of the snow 20 mph winds and sleet we had yesterday. This is also the only can I've ever seen, so just wondering if this was considered a mature bird that would be worth mounting. They are very seldom seen in my area, people hunt for years before ever killing or seeing one.


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Re: canvasback

Postby King Eider » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:04 pm

YES! Very nice bird. Do it. Nice white wings and all.
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Re: canvasback

Postby Rhock19 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:06 pm

That looks excellent. Im no taxidermist or bird expert but what my taxi said was to look for color on head(obviously) but also a solid line from the black to white, and the black to black. no white streaks or feathers. looks like an awesome bird! congrats!
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Re: canvasback

Postby timber fever » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:09 pm

wow, this really excites me. thanks guys! My two friends I was with have been hunting for 10 + years and had never seen one so none of us had any idea what they should look like,
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Re: canvasback

Postby mathews8pt » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Good looking bird!

I just started duck hunting this year and was out with a buddy thats hunted 10+years without killing one and in the same day we killed 2 drake canvasbacks. They are cool looking birds!
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Re: canvasback

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:22 pm

As good as they come.. Starting to black out on the front of the face. Very nice :thumbsup:
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Re: canvasback

Postby duxrus » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Take that bad boy to a bird guy and get it done right. :thumbsup:

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Re: canvasback

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:10 pm

STUD! I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONE!!!!!!
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Re: canvasback

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:18 pm

Looking at that bird again, that might be the finest example of a can I have ever seen! I am drooling. I hunt the infamous pool 9 on the Mississippi river here in Wisconsin. We have a layover spot that will see thousands upon thousands rated in the big water feeding on wild celery. The unfortunate thing is, they leave around December 1st. I mean it's a pretty spectacular sight seeing 100,000 birds in front of your boat blind, but they are maybe 60 to 70% plumed. So they are fun to watch but not normally a trophy like that beautiful bird you were lucky enough to shoot.

Congratulations. Like Brian said, take it to a bird guy....might even be one in Tennessee? :wink:
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Re: canvasback

Postby youngoilguy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:23 pm

sprigpig1 wrote:As good as they come.. Starting to black out on the front of the face. Very nice :thumbsup:



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Re: canvasback

Postby timber fever » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:27 am

I still have two ducks at the taxi from over a year ago :fingerhead: (woody mallard dead mount) I would like to get those back before I take this guy, anyone have any cool ideas for a mount? He does have some damage done to one wing, hopefully won't be to big a deal. This will be a hunt I wilnever forget
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Re: canvasback

Postby timber fever » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:28 am

thanks for all the comments!
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Re: canvasback

Postby duxrus » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Stretching or preening poses would look cool if the wing is an issue. Don't fret about having to wait a year or so for quality work :). Long lines usually exist for a reason :thumbsup:
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Re: canvasback

Postby Ducks&bucks14 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:49 am

Great Bird I hunt the Mississippi River in Wisconsin as well and kill a couple Bulls a year and that is way better than I have ever killed!
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Re: canvasback

Postby WMTribe_Kicker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:42 pm

I just took a canvasback to the taxi, and this is the pose that I'm getting! crossing my fingers that it comes out well!
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Re: canvasback

Postby waterfowlist » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:56 pm

Definitely a trophy bird. The colors are exceptional. Plus sounds like a fun story behind the bird, snow, heavy winds, etc
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Re: canvasback

Postby Sammyshonker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:06 pm

Very nice bird, always wanted to kill one of those, maybe one day-
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Re: canvasback

Postby timber fever » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:19 am

cool pose there WMTribe_kicker, still still considering where to take him and how to get him done. Will post pics of the finished product, whenever that may be
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