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How I spent my first day of depression

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I ran my trap line and picked up a fox an coyote in my snares. Then I drove around for 3 1/2 hours checking all my hunting spots to see what was around in the way of waterfowl.

Heres what I saw:
20-25 greenwing teal
1 pair of gaddies
1 drake and 2 hen pintails
a ringneck drake
lots of common goldeneyes
a doz or so barrows goldeneys
2 buffleheads
1000 or so mallards-one half white hen
1 sora rail-Im pretty sure it was a Sora it could have been a Virginia Rail
a common merganser drake
5 trumpeter swans (2 adults and 3 juvies)
and lots of geese.

Geese people- What is the sub species of canada goose thats mid sized and has a pronounced white ring on thier neck?
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phutch30 said:
It was the size of the lessers. It had a very pronounced neck ring. Like a mallard
Its an aluetian. We get more of them on our side of the flyway, they are about the size of a cackler subspecies, which is actually smaller than a lesser (and alot darker breast color). They are about the size of a big mallard.

Phutch, we got til the 31st for ducks, then a late goose season in feb. Hoping to finish out the season strong :grooving:
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