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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Donald » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:40 pm

waterfowler one more question.
All the places you have hunted which is the best?
and have you ever hunted long point bay,Ontario?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby CUT EM1 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:38 pm

I am going to jump back in line with a question.. Ha
Waterfowler, does the Fox Mount under the table of bands have a duck incorporated into it? With its head down like that I want to assume it may have a duck..

Thanks again for responding to everyones questions. It is quite interesting to hear your responses/stories..
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:37 pm

Donald, only place I've ever hunted in Ontario was a couple of times for early geese near Walkerton. I took them hunting in Arkansas and they returned the favor. A toss-up for the best, internationally Argentina for the sheer numbers and variety, Alaska ranks high also. Aside from my home stomping grounds in Arkansas, if I had to pick a place that I would call the best it would be the Texas Panhandle. Back in the 70's it was the best of the best for consistancy and un-stressed waterfowl hunting.

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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby CUT EM1 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:51 am

I have heard some stories about how the Texas Panhandle was back in the day.
Are you doing any early hunts this year?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:13 am

Saskachewan in September, Manitoba in October, with our early Canadas and Wood Duck here. Just two months off, hard to believe. I was going back to Iceland but have a big trip to Alaska in December.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duxrus » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:25 pm

Pat, I have the adoption papers ready. All I need is your signature....DAD

I am so ready for father-son time abroad chasing waterfowl and turkey with my new pappa. :grooving:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:22 pm

You interested in Comb Ducks, Orinoco Geese, Brazilian Ducks, 3 species of Whistling Ducks, Muscovies, etc. on the same trip? I'm getting up a group. We can talk about adoption then. :wink:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby da hunter » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:38 am

can u show some buffies?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby duxrus » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:10 pm

Pat, Please send me the info on that trip. I have a client that might be VERY interested. He only has a few of those sp. and always looking for something different to add to the collection. I know that is W-A-Y out of my hunting budget.... :grooving:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:45 pm

I've got several buffleheads mounted. The first duck I ever had mounted was a Bufflehead back in 1961 that I paid the exorbitant price of $10 for.

This one is one of my favorites.

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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby berettaguy17 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:48 pm

you are a waterfowling God! ive never even seen half the number of neck collars you have shot! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Why not shoot all 3 shots, they make more shells everyday.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby englishsetter » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:10 am

cool mearns quail waterfowler :thumbsup:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:10 am

Mearn's Quail, I beat the dog to that one! They are pretty birds. We see them a lot hunting Gould's Turkeys in the Sierra Madres.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby englishsetter » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:30 pm

i want to go on a mearns quail hunt in arizona really bad hopefully it will be someday soon. i hear they can be found in big covies and are extremely tight holding birds. i think it would be fun working my setter on them.

i don't know if you like to collect much upland birds but have you ever shot a himalayan snow cock?
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:37 pm

Never shot a Snowcock. Thought about the Ruby Mts. once or twice. Would be a nice trophy if gotten in good plumage.

The Mearn's Quail do hold real tight. Easy to blow them to pieces. Never saw a covey with more than 6 or 8. The Blue's and Gambel's get in big coveys, but not the Mearn's. Found most of them in the oak flats. We hunted over Brits and killed a mixed bag of birds.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby englishsetter » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:35 pm

thanks for the info i guess i was misinformed. :yes: i don't know anyone that has shot a snowcock i heard they were very tough to hunt.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:16 pm

I know several guys that have shot them and/or tried to. I think at one time it was a one bird limit and a pretty short season. The one's I seen killed were pretty pin-feathered.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby goosewhisperer » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:50 pm

You have an absolutely astounding collection!!! One could only hope to have downed 1/8th the amount of different species you have. Thank you for sharing this with us all. :bow: :bow: :bow: :beer:
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Yeller Dawg » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:35 pm

Waterfowler, I'm new here, but would like to add my compliments to you on your collection and your impressive wingshooting career. You've been busy helping those waterfowl make some SERIOUS mistakes .... :wink:

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:21 pm

Thanks, Yeller Dog. I had a nice trip to Idaho a couple of years ago hunting the Snake. Have turkey hunted near Cottonwood also. You live in a pretty state.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Yeller Dawg » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:33 am

Thanks. Idaho is a great place. The big city of Cottonwood is just down the road a piece from me. :biggrin:
I hope your hunts here went well.

Now that my nest is empty, I hope to get out and hunt some more places.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby gadwall getter » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:13 pm

Shoveler/Gadwall Adult killed in Arkansas

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this looks more like a shoveler/pintail to me. the wing really looks like pintail colors.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:02 pm

Looks may be deceiving. It is what it is and nothing suggests Pintail at all really. I've seen two of them and killed one plus a picture of a captive one.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby Boom » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:06 am

I also would like to send my compliments on your collection and the great wingshooting career you have had so far! :beer: I bet you have some very interesting storys to tell about some of your hunting trips.
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Re: Waterfowler's wall

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:57 am

Thank you.

I am pushed by my sons to put some of these years of hunting on paper. Stories like Dwight and Dwayne are often repeated by request. Ramsey Russell recorded that in his journal at his getducks.com website. I've had a lot of fun, memories, triumps and tragedies in some 50 years of waterfowl hunting.
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