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Ultimate Trophy Duck
« on: February 21, 2010, 08:05:56 PM »
What is the duck that you would like to shoot the most for trophy mount? Mine would probably be a Euro Wigeon or a storm Wigeon. I think they are just the coolest looking ducks, hell even shooting a fully plumed american wigeon drake is cool to me ( I only killed like 2 good drakes last year).

So what you you choose?

Sorry guess I'm just bored with the off season. :chuckle:
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 08:15:18 PM »
Eurasian Wigeon and Harli's seem to be at the top of somes list.  I wouldn't mind taking a king Eider.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 08:21:36 PM »
King eider that I actually retrieve. That duck still haunts me.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 10:57:23 PM »
Harliquin & Wood duck! :tup:

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 08:24:18 AM »
Baikal Teal or a King Eider.  Both would make my day.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 09:16:34 AM »
pintail drake

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 09:24:55 AM »
Harli-
Old Squaw-
King Eider-
Puffin-
Wood duck-
Pintail-

In that order. I know Puffin's aren't ducks, but they are considered "sea birds" like eiders in Iceland. if I can discipline myself to put away some money I may go after an Icelandic "seabird" hunt in 2011. it runs till like May, so I can go after our season closes.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 09:26:28 AM »
Fully mature male black duck...
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 03:38:59 PM »
wood duck and mandarin duck
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 03:56:47 PM »
For those who live hours from the sea like me can we get some pics of the ducks you all are talking about. Most ducks mentioned I've never heard of.

I'd like a pear of American Wigean & Wood Duck.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 04:01:16 PM »
For those who live hours from the sea like me can we get some pics of the ducks you all are talking about. Most ducks mentioned I've never heard of.

I'd like a pear of American Wigean & Wood Duck.

here's a seabird i mentioned, it's called a "Puffin" (pronounced, "Puff"-"in").



click here and type in the name of any of the birds you wonder about.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 07:09:49 PM »
King Eider is the top of my list.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 08:23:46 PM »
common eider (i think they look cool) king eider is also preety cool looking

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 10:04:14 PM »
You know I've seen a lot of beautiful mounts of birds that you can't get outside of Alaska and after seeing those mounts year after year even the ones in a dust cover I still believe a photo is better it just does not show age...sorry but that is just my opinion. I guess that is why I like Euro mounts also, no aging falling our hair. BTW I'll blast anything and for the most part I'll eat anything I shoot.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 10:28:14 PM »
i got my woodduck the first and only one i have ever killed that was mine. i don't think i would shoot one again they are very cool looking for sure.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 12:19:24 PM »
King Eider - This is what I would like to harvest someday.  I have scene a few, but never had the chance to shoot one.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 03:56:30 PM »
There are a few flying around right now that i am keeping my eye on that I really want.  I had a chance at a cackler the other day that i want badly and hesitated.   :bash:  wont make that mistake again.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 04:43:57 PM »
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As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 04:51:32 PM »
A Boone and Crockett Drake Mallard!!  (I am going to go check the minimum skull measurement now... :chuckle: )
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2010, 06:27:51 PM »
I let a bird go once so a buddy could shoot his first drake woody, turned out to be a Mandarin drake, he never even chipped in for gas.....

I'd love another chance at one of them.  Harlequin would be nice.  Or the eiders.  My wife and I want to go to Iceland as well and net some puffins.

Anyone want to swap some hunting for a chance at wood ducks, let me know for next year.  I have gotten quite a few in SW WA.  Weathergirl's first duck was a nice drake woody.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010, 10:48:19 PM »
I let a bird go once so a buddy could shoot his first drake woody, turned out to be a Mandarin drake, he never even chipped in for gas.....

I'd love another chance at one of them.  Harlequin would be nice.  Or the eiders.  My wife and I want to go to Iceland as well and net some puffins.

Anyone want to swap some hunting for a chance at wood ducks, let me know for next year.  I have gotten quite a few in SW WA.  Weathergirl's first duck was a nice drake woody.
where the hell did u see a mandarin? i thought they only saw them on the other side of the pacific in asia.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010, 08:02:19 AM »
I let a bird go once so a buddy could shoot his first drake woody, turned out to be a Mandarin drake, he never even chipped in for gas.....

I'd love another chance at one of them.  Harlequin would be nice.  Or the eiders.  My wife and I want to go to Iceland as well and net some puffins.

Anyone want to swap some hunting for a chance at wood ducks, let me know for next year.  I have gotten quite a few in SW WA.  Weathergirl's first duck was a nice drake woody.
where the hell did u see a mandarin? i thought they only saw them on the other side of the pacific in asia.

In Lewis county.  When they fly straight away, they look just like a woody....   :'(  VERY VERY rare on this side but not unknown over here.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2010, 08:31:33 AM »
looks like i know where i will be hunting next year :drool:
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2010, 08:38:34 AM »
Mandarins will be wherever someone let one go or escaped.   I had three get away from me back when I did ducks. 

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2010, 11:47:58 AM »
Mandarins will be wherever someone let one go or escaped.   I had three get away from me back when I did ducks. 
I agree.  I also saw an Egyptian goose once, flying up the Yakima River one spring west of E-burg.  Pretty sure that one was an escape ...
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

 

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