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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 am

Wing clips were from a Mallard, Pintail and Greenwing. Haven't shot a Trumpeter but know some are killed out west that get mixed with the legal Tundras in Nevada or Montana I think. Have shot several other species of Swans over the years in other countries.


This Greenwing was with streamers and clips.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby canvas6 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:48 pm

thats awseome , And my wife shot a Trumpeter this past year here in utah ,
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:17 pm

They are awesome birds. Have killed a lot of Tundras, but never a bona fied Trumpeter. Most times the only way to truly tell is skin it and see if the windpipe is convolued or not. Tundra's are, Trumpeter's aren't. Of course the voice is different also. Saw lots of Trumpeters when hunting Washington.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Cougar125 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:23 pm

In the 11 pages of this post I know it has been asked which mounts are your favorite or which ones you have most of, but I want to ask something different.

What species is your favorite to hunt?

Which mount has the strongest memory attached to it?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:36 am

Being a Arkansas hunter for 60 days it's hard to beat decoying Mallards, but the Black Duck has always been my favorite as I grew up hunting them on the rivers in East Tennessee.


A lot of birds have special memories, whether it's the last retrieve of some of the good dogs I have had or the first duck that either one of my two sons killed or maybe the first one of a new species. Could be one of several birds that I killed with a couple of friends that left the world much to early during the Viet Nam War. The first duck I mounted with my dear friend and mentor Dr. Chubby Andrews is special as well, not that pretty of a job, just special. Tough call and unless someone held a gun to my head I couldn't honestly make a decision. I can refllect a lot of fond memories looking as so many birds during quite times.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby NVCanvasback » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:40 pm

Is there any "dream" bird such as the Himalayan Snowcock that you wish to hunt and mount?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Cougar125 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:04 pm

Got my Greenhead back today. The g/f didn't like where I originally put him, on the corner junction flying from the living room to the dining room/kitchen area, so away he went to the cave.

The woodie in the pic is not a real banded woodie; he is a pen raised one. My dad has never shot a drake woodie and I've shot a couple, but rather than paying to have a fresh one mounted, I found a taxi that had a spare one mounted up (pen raised) and ready for sale. I bought it for my dad and still have to deliver it.

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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:23 pm

NVCanvasback wrote:Is there any "dream" bird such as the Himalayan Snowcock that you wish to hunt and mount?



Bronze-winged Duck in Patagonia is my number one on the wish list. Have seen one killed in Argentina since my first trip in the 80's.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby obxbufflehead » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:59 pm

Can you post some pics ofa Bakali Teal and a Ringed Teal.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Don't have any pictures on file of the mounted ones I have but have plenty in my aviary.

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Postby troutman561 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:13 pm

Those Baikal teal are awesome. I'd love to shoot one some day. Ever since I saw one in a book when I started waterfowling I have wanted to get one. Gotta get to Russia I'd guess.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby obxbufflehead » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks. Thats very cool. What other kinds of ducks do you have in your aviary.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 pm

Troutman, are tough to get in the wild as they winter in Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan where hunting is all but impossible.

Obx, I have Fulvous, Black-bellied and White-faced Whistling Ducks, Laysan Teal, Falcated Ducks, Cinnamon Teal, Ferruginous White-eyes, Tufted Ducks, Baikals, Eurasian Wigeon and a couple of hybrids.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duxrus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:09 am

Pat,

If you ever have one of those baikal drakes disappear.......it wasn't me :hi: :lol3: :hi:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby obxbufflehead » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:58 am

Do you have to have a bunch of perments to have a duck aviary. And can I see a pic of the Laysan Teal.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:49 pm

You don't need a permit to have an aviary, however you have to have documented federal permits to have any bird that is MBTA covered or CITES listed to buy and sell.Breeders will issue you these when you purchase birds. I don't sell any of mine or at best rarily do as they are like pets.

Laysans aren't flash, but have such an unuque history as they were down to 14 in the wild at one time as I remember. They raise easily, are great parents and very calm in the aviary. I keep all mine full winged as all stay calmer as they know they can fly. Pinioned ones are a little more nervous as they know they can't.

Young bird from this year.

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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby obxbufflehead » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:04 pm

Thats very cool. What made you want to have an aviary. And where do you get the ducks to raise.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:54 pm

Lots of breeders all over the country. The Gamebird Gazette out of Utah has plenty of listings. Which state are you in? Might know of some there.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby obxbufflehead » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:21 pm

North Carolina
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl, one of the best breeding facilities in the country. Have many species, worth a visit.


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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Wingbuster58 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:48 pm

Do you know of any good breeders in Texas?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:01 pm

Swan Haven Waterfowl in Wills Point, Texas is one I have heard of. You might look up Aviculturists in your area.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Wingbuster58 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Will do, thanks!
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby airborneduckhunter » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:10 pm

First off, simply amazing.I just read this entire topic and I am in awe of what you have accomplished. Could I make a request to see some of your harleys? I just moved to AK last year and have been deployed since but will be back there in October. So far my bucket list isn't super long, but at the top are the harleys, followed by old squaw and cinnamon teal. If you could post a couple pictures of each, I would be grateful.
Here is my only mounted birds at this time. These two I shot in Delacroix LA and down there greenheads are pretty rare and they were shot together with one shot each.
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