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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:24 pm

Fun day
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"The meat dont fry if the lead dont fly" "God only gives us so many sunrises. I don't see any need to miss one of 'em."
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby waveslider » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:57 pm

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waveslider wrote:Wife shot a Brewers duck this AM. Pretty.

what makes that a gadwall x mallard? the head and or bill must give it away?



Sorry, just saw this. The light brown patch on the back of its neck went up and into the cheeks (probably should have taken a pic of that). But I liked the "salt and pepper" feathers on the back. no white ring around the neck and a mottled bill. We shot a few of them in CA and this wasn't quite as weirdo as some, but pretty. Perhaps it was a farm duck cross but I usually associate that with white feathers. I know it tasted good. :)
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:14 pm

We had another smoking day. Wind and rain. I finally got my Pintail!
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:23 pm

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Buddy loves windy days! Ducks everywhere........
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby mtbaughs » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:14 pm

Got a nice mallard limit with my pups today
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:58 pm

Deik this Morning
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:26 am

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Cheyenne on the Snake
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:28 am

Friends came for an afternoon.....
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:37 am

Way foggy this morning.
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:45 am

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Last day. Apparently we didn't get them all.......
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby Dirtnapmaker » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:12 am

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Great day on the ponderay! 1 shy of our 4 man redhead limit!
It's not easy getting up, before the sun thinks of rising, doing hours of work in miserable conditions. But it's all worth it when the birds are cupped feet down in the deeks!!!!
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby Dirtnapmaker » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 am

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It's not easy getting up, before the sun thinks of rising, doing hours of work in miserable conditions. But it's all worth it when the birds are cupped feet down in the deeks!!!!
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby waveslider » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:32 am

Sucks don't it. You did that duck a favor....
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby waveslider » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:33 am

Bohemian Waxwing -O'dark Thirty Jan 20 2014
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:23 pm

Limited out by 8:50
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:43 pm

Another 2 man Limit
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby InTheDecoys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:20 am

what do yall do with all them goldeneyes ? :huh:
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby waveslider » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:29 am

I don't know about DuckDogID but we grind them in medium grind plate, cut it with about 50/50 or 60/40 pork sausage (pork is the 40) and make breakfast sausage. We use the breakfast sausage spices sold on Cabelas and generally like it hot and spicy.
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby blackrock » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:40 am

Goldeneyes are cool looking ducks but not very tasty! Did all the puddle ducks leave your area? I've never shot that many total in 28 years of waterfowl hunting!
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby waveslider » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:32 am

blackrock wrote:Goldeneyes are cool looking ducks but not very tasty! Did all the puddle ducks leave your area? I've never shot that many total in 28 years of waterfowl hunting!


We normally take the kids out to pound the Goldies. But I can tell you that I used to share your opinion until we started experimenting and came across the sausage recipe. Haven't had anyone eat the sausage and not like it yet.


...............Except for Jaden but that's a whole different problem. Ha!
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby tealdog » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:04 am

Oh those redheads...........
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm

We eat all of them. When cooked and treated right they eat just as good as any. We purposely hunt them, where we live and hunt there is a lot of them and they make for a fast paced exciting hunt.
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:15 pm

Gage yesterday
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby duckdogID » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:17 pm

Deik last day got a red head
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Re: 2013/2014 PICTURES

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:18 am

I've been duck hunting now for 47 years and have never seen the number of mallards we saw this year. It sounded like a train when an eagle would pass overhead and stir them all up. I rarely shoot mallards unless they are the only thing flying and fortunately this year, there were plenty of divers so I didn't shoot but a handful of mallards. We did get an invite to hunt mallards once this year and it was pretty amazing how many birds we saw that day. With such a variety of divers around this year, I just let the mallards swim around in the decoys most of the time. We never saw a single boat on our stretch of the river this year. All of my ducks go into sausage, I love breakfast sausage and eat it several days a week.

Here are a couple of our hunts. My favorite hunt of the year was our 3 generation hunt with my dad. He is 82 and has never been on a diver hunt. When I grew up if you said the word duck, it meant mallard to my dad and that's is the case with a lot of duck hunters today. The ducks never did get as thick as they have in past years, but we still had a good shoot. My dad got his limit with less than a half box of shells and that impressed me since he hasn't duck hunted in about 5 years. He had never understood why we got so excited about diver hunting until this hunt and commented after we finished up that it was the best duck hunt he had ever been on in his life. I think we about froze him to death though, I couldn't get him to take his face mask off and he was wearing my down coat, while none of us were even wearing gloves. He's had 3 different kinds of cancer and is diabetic and told me that would be his last hunt, but he was really thrilled about the day and I think he was especially tickled with the dog work. He had never seen Zip hunt before and Caleb's dog was in his first year, both dogs work well together and didn't miss a beat trading retrieves.

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Josh and I did a little recon hunt around Christmas to get things figured out for my dad. We don't get to hunt much until after Christmas each year due to the nature of the decoy business. We are always too busy till then. It did give us a chance to try new things like our hen heavy diver spread with only half drakes, the rest hens and dirty drakes. We saw a lot of immature drakes this year, more than I've seen in a long time which should speak well for next year.

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