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Canvasback
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:07:08 AM »
I shot my first drake canvasback on Monday and immediately wanted to put him on the wall. But now that I'm looking at mount ideas I'm second guessing myself whether I should wait for a little better one? He's pretty white, but still has some gray on his back. What say you?

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 06:43:09 AM »
I've only shot one bull can and had it mounted. What's he look like underneath? Look and see what the characteristics of a mature bird are and decide from there
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 06:59:33 AM »
He's a bit mottled underneath, again, not pure white. Obviously not a full plumed bird, just not sure what a can looks like on the wall with a hint of gray to him.

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 07:28:41 AM »
Freeze and take to your taxi. Have them tell you if it's worth it or not after they skin it out. Worst case you donated a parts bird to them. The one I shot was mostly gray. I can take a pic tomorrow and show you. My buddy just had one done that was really white. I can have him send me a pic and show that one too
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 10:06:41 AM »
That would be great to see a couple pics greenhead! Thanks

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 10:14:00 AM »
There seems to be big numbers of th em this year compared to most.  If you want the taxidermy job for art then wait for a better one.  If you want it to commemorate your first or something like that, the go for it. 
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 09:58:34 AM »
Here is mine from a couple of years ago

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 03:13:55 PM »
Here's mine from few years ago
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 03:15:30 PM »
Sorry photo is turned but this is my buddies.
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2016, 03:41:20 PM »
Crappy picture of mine.

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 04:03:12 PM »
You only ever get one first of anything.  And betting you'll get another bull canvasback, in better plumage, might have you waiting a long time.

I'd say mount it up and be proud of a great trophy.
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 04:46:32 PM »
You only ever get one first of anything.  And betting you'll get another bull canvasback, in better plumage, might have you waiting a long time.

I'd say mount it up and be proud of a great trophy.

I totally agree. I'm getting my 1st Bull Can mounted(this year's bird)and it could be a little more feathered out in white but it's still beautiful and I've waited a long time for this one. Shot two more this past weekend but both are no better than the one I've got in the freezer.
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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 05:59:51 AM »
Thanks y'all for the pictures and input! I think I'm gonna go ahead and keep it in the freezer and if I don't shoot a better one by the end of the year It'll have a spot on the wall!

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 07:31:51 AM »
Here's mine, shot in 1981.  This was my second one, but the first dove and disappeared.  Both were on a public hunting ground medium sized marsh/pond in WI.  I have never seen another while duck hunting.

The back color looks similar to yours.

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Re: Canvasback
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2017, 05:15:14 AM »
Thanks for the picture for comparison Loki. We also lost a nice bull after he dove and never came back up!


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