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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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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 07:28:16 PM »
I'd like to shoot one of these critters as well.  Fish eating little machine.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2010, 07:52:21 AM »
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2010, 08:37:24 AM »
Mandarins will be wherever someone let one go or escaped.   I had three get away from me back when I did ducks. 

If it flies like a wild duck and looks like a wild duck, in my book, it's a wild duck......  I guess the eurasian widgeon I saw last fall in Willapa Bay was an escapee also.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2010, 08:41:24 AM »
Mandarins will be wherever someone let one go or escaped.   I had three get away from me back when I did ducks.  

If it flies like a wild duck and looks like a wild duck, in my book, it's a wild duck......  I guess the eurasian widgeon I saw last fall in Willapa Bay was an escapee also.

Not to be an *censored*, but that comment is plain retarded.

Mandarins in the U.S. are 95% escapee.  They are a VERY commonly kept aviary bird and escape frequently due to the numbers in captivity.  There is a small released population supposedly in south central California that the DFW released down there.  The Mandarins native habitat is in central Europe, a wild bird making it over here, while not impossible, would be quite rare.

Eurasian wigeon are common vagrants from Russia into Alaska and all down the pacific coast.  It is suspected they are actually shifting migration patterns to include the pacific coast, hence the increase in spotted and shot Euros in the past few years.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2010, 01:10:13 PM »
Big Bull Can, Sprig, or Drake Woody. All full plumage.  I finally got a couple bull sprigs this year but not great color....
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