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great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby redneck12350 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:24 am

Went out this morning (thanksgiving!) to lake michigan and ended up with 18 ducks total and 3 geese. 10 mallards, 2 black ducks, 2 buffies, and 4 red headed mergansers. Has anybody ever heard of redheaded mergansers cause it is the first time i have ever seen em? Every thing was frizen execpt the big lake but the dog, the boat, and us were all frozen. Great morning though went through a whole box of shells. Happy Thanksgiving
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby War Wagon » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:15 pm

Congrat's on a Good Shoot :clapping:
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby thomashamm2 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:45 pm

I think you mean Red - breasted merganers. Did you get one of the black ducks?
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:57 am

Without pictures, it never happened!
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Bill Herian » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:18 am

Pictures now! Before Pete gets angry!
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:35 am

....and If I get mad, Bill gets mad, and you certainly don't want either of us mad?
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby redneck12350 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:05 pm

well im sorry i dont have a phone and if i take them on my moms camera then i have to download them on too my computer and then it still wont let me upload them on here. and no tom they had read heads not breasts. im sorry pete. i already cleaned the ducks but swear to God and life that it happened
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:20 pm

Ok then we believe you. Dont sweat it. Take a look under Google images and look up common merganser as well as red breasted merganser. If they had red heads, they were hens, so look at the images of hens. Both species are very similar, with commons typically larger. Then take a look at red breasted merganser drakes. You'll notice the common drakes have a dark head that is blue/green/black similar to a greater scaup, and red breasted look more black, and the red breasted has whispy feathers at the back of the head, but their breast has a broken red patch at its breast. They get more color as they get more plumage, and are one species that is very difficult to get a perfect specimen. We freeze them solid with their necks stretched out and play lawn jarts. Loser eats his darts!
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Bill Herian » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Pete, did you crack a big buck this year?

Sure was quiet where I was sitting. :rolleyes:
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Couple decent ones with the bow. Not much for gun hunting lately....too random!

Sorry for the hijack red neck, but you didn't have pictures lol.
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Bill Herian » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:13 pm

That's the style!

I just carry my bow during gun season too. Done enough shooting with the rifle.

Though these days my deer hunts feel more like photo safaris...

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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:25 pm

Nothing wrong with pictures Bill. They get bigger when you play catch and release! ;-)
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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Bill Herian » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:39 pm

Pete-pec wrote:Nothing wrong with pictures Bill. They get bigger when you play catch and release! ;-)


Tell me about it! :lol3:

All while I was in North Dakota :crying:

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Re: great thanksgiving morning duck hunt

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:00 pm

The only comforting thing I can say about the first deer that was mid day, is it would be unlikely you would catch that cruising buck because you and I are normally dropping a deuce during that time of day lol. I hunted 27 straight days. Did 5 all day sits. I never saw a single deer between 11 and 1:30. I pulled a nerve in my neck that radiated to the crown of my head and gave me an intense headache for over a week. I couldn't figure out what caused it, until I turned my neck to my weak side in a quick motion. It was from rubber necking to my left looking for deer behind me. The pain went away when my vacation ended. Not sure anyone should sit in a tree that many days straight lol? I still wouldn't trade it for anything.

Duck hunting much less these days. Like you, I like to a little bit of everything. turkeys, deer, ducks, walleye and musky, and taxidermy. No time to focus on work any more! LOL
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