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Offline St.Clair5x5

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Longtail duck?
« on: December 03, 2016, 04:40:29 PM »
I live and hunt in Northeast Washington on lake Roosevelt. Just Curious how many of you guys hunt up in my neck of the woods and have seen/ shot a Longtailed duck or Barrows GoldenEye?  Ok, lots of views, so far so I'll revise it. Do either of these get shot very often on the east side of the state?
« Last Edit: December 03, 2016, 05:20:07 PM by St.Clair5x5 »
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 06:26:04 PM »
They are sea ducks so my bet is they are very rare on your side. 
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 06:49:16 PM »
Good numbers of various divers along the Big C River.
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 07:00:43 PM »
I've shot one white wing scoter in othello in 2011 I think it was. The next year I saw a group of 3 on the Columbia out of vantage. Other than that, I've never seen other seas ducks on the east side. They must have gotten lost and I got lucky lol
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 07:12:22 PM »
Yeah I saw one of each killed today on the east side, o wait I was with you. Haha hey chris

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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 07:18:00 PM »
Haha right on thanks guys.  :chuckle: I was thinking they looked a little outta place in our pile of birds today! Two more off the bucket list I guess  :)
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 07:18:40 PM »
Haha yep
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 10:33:52 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 11:04:34 PM »
Sea Duck on the list. On the West side you need the autho permit and punch to shoot. On the Eastside it does not show in the regs other than 2 total in daily limit.

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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 07:53:16 AM »
They are rare but not as rare as some might think. I have shot a barrows around Spokane and have had scoters in my spread many times. Last year on the last weekend of the season I found a stud drake long tail with a group of goldeneyes. I hunted that area for two straight days but never saw him again. Congrats on the trophy's though and you should post a photo!

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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 08:03:55 PM »
2 of the 8 birds we got. Our shooting could have been better :chuckle:
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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
So do they make or over here to nest, that's why they show up mainly towards the end of the season?  I our we get quite a few harlequins over here in April.  Just wondering if more sea ducks nest on this side.

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Re: Longtail duck?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 11:09:16 PM »
Harlequins nest on mountain rivers on both sides and into the Rockies. The others are probably just passing through following the big rivers, although Cornell's map shows them nesting in the northern Rockies as well. The Scoters are passing through as they all breed up in Canada.

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