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Another Goldeneye

Postby Dirty Doug » Thu May 30, 2013 11:34 am

Another that came by on a slow morning! :wink:
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu May 30, 2013 5:09 pm

Nice dead mount. Need a Barrow's to go with it?
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Dirty Doug » Fri May 31, 2013 5:49 am

Thanks but no thanks Pat. However, someday I would love to come down and not only look over your wonderful showroom but also spend a day going through your freezers.....I bet it is an adventure all by itself!! :lol3:
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Pete-pec » Fri May 31, 2013 8:16 am

And I want to join you Doug! :yes:

I'm also sure Pat might be scratching his head saying: "Now how did that get in there?" :huh:
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Pete-pec » Fri May 31, 2013 8:17 am

By the way Doug, nice birds. Goldeneye are one of my favorite birds!
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Omaha Clucker » Fri May 31, 2013 2:56 pm

Its been a couple years since I shot one but we see a fair amount, I'm hoping to get one this year. I made the goal of shooting and mounting whatever happens to be on the fed stamp for that particular season. So far I've got a widgeon and a woody, missed out on specks in 2011.
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby duxrus » Fri May 31, 2013 8:46 pm

You only shot it because it was a slow day.....heck I have only killed 3 common drakes ever so I wish I could get in on "slow" days to up that number. :lol3:
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Well Duxrus....

Postby Dirty Doug » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:43 am

maybe I didn't word it quite right. We usually have about a week window on Goldeneyes.....they are about the last birds to come through the migration......Unless someone is really targeting one we will hold off if the mallards are around..........although my buddy shot the other goldeneye I posted in early Nov which was rare to see that early.
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:57 am

As soon as our lakes start to crust over with ice, we will see them in good numbers. Fun to gun, hard to kill, and harder to eat. They sure are pretty, and I love their distictive te te te te te te as they come down the river twenty inches above the surface.
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby duxrus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:12 pm

They by far are the worst to skin.....talk about skin not waniting to come off something :fingerhead:
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:14 pm

Fleshing might be worse than skinning.
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:36 am

IDAHO!!! The Goldeneye mecca outsied of Alaska. We shot limits of drakes easily and the limit is 7! Snake River for Commons and Salmon River for Barrow's.
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Re: Another Goldeneye

Postby duxrus » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:29 am

I've done the 7 drake Barrows thing many a time. My record was doing so was 9 minutes :grooving: I even got a banded one last season but those dang commons seem to elude me. I centered one last year three times and he just flew off into the sunset :no: Where I hunt in WA there seem to be only about 0.5% of the GE's we decoy and see. Like with everything it falls back on LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

No matter where they hit the water on their backs, those are some fine looking birds to put on the wall or shelf. :thumbsup:
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