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Offline lokidog

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2010, 09:42:40 PM »
Got him on the Chehalis.  Unfortunately, I was not the trigger puller.  A buddy dropped a couple of GW's and while picking them up, a "drake woody" took off behind us, I swung on it and chose not to shoot since my buddy had never gotten a woodie (duck that is) and I figured it would just fly downriver a little ways.  We floated down to where I saw it go in, it jumped just as I realized what it was, he missed first shot, I was starting to pull the trigger and he got his second shot off and got it, dang!  The guy never even kicked in for gas money that day!   :yike:  I think it is still in his freezer as well about 8 years later.....

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2010, 10:47:31 PM »
Wow, sounds like you came close.  Still in the freezer after 8 years.  What a waste of a trophy duck!  I sure hope he has it wrapped really good.  Thanks for sharing the story.  John

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #77 on: June 08, 2010, 08:36:09 AM »
i've heard of mandarins down in the greys harbor area, but i'm sure they must be wilds that escaped.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #78 on: June 08, 2010, 11:23:05 AM »
full plumed mallard. boring i know but great hunt with my son and also got my first band from him. special to me anyway

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #79 on: June 08, 2010, 11:43:06 AM »
Drake wood duck, by far the coolest looking duck out there.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2010, 11:48:49 AM »
loki thats a awesome bird

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #81 on: June 08, 2010, 07:04:57 PM »
i've heard of mandarins down in the greys harbor area, but i'm sure they must be wilds that escaped.
They are all over the state. I have a few buddies that have shot them.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #82 on: June 09, 2010, 11:56:49 AM »
already got my harli...so im gonna have to say oldquaw and mandarin

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good lookin duck loki !  i'm jealous

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2010, 04:50:38 PM »
Probably a Wood Duck, Pintail, Eider, or Mallard Drake.  I just started duck hunting last year.  Shot plenty of Buffleheads, Ringnecks, a ugly as sin sea duck, and one hen pintail, but I have yet to get any of the above mentioned drakes. 

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #84 on: August 26, 2010, 06:43:44 PM »
One opener we shot 18 woodducks for 4 guys hunting in southeast washington off the river.  I have seen woodies down there clear into January.  There is also some good spots on public land in the Duvall and Ferndale areas that hold woodducks early in the season.   

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2010, 09:04:46 PM »
Probably a Wood Duck, Pintail, Eider, or Mallard Drake.  I just started duck hunting last year.  Shot plenty of Buffleheads, Ringnecks, a ugly as sin sea duck, and one hen pintail, but I have yet to get any of the above mentioned drakes. 

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Where are you hunting at?  I wouldn't mind taking you out this next season and get you at least your Pintail and Mallard Drake I will even through in a widgeon as well.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #86 on: August 26, 2010, 09:08:50 PM »
ya, head up around lake terell late season and you can almost garentee that u are gonna get some pintails and mallards with a good chance at a widgeon.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2010, 09:29:17 AM »
ya, head up around lake terell late season and you can almost garentee that u are gonna get some pintails and mallards with a good chance at a widgeon.

I've only hunted lake Terrell one time it was early season last year, I guess I should rephrase that I went bird watching on Lake Terrell one time.  Don't think I will ever go back.  :bash:

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #88 on: August 27, 2010, 09:32:46 AM »
My brother in law has a Manderin at his house he taxied.. shot it near wardenI'll see if i can get some pics of it... He seems to think it was an escaped pet...  :dunno:
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2010, 06:54:50 PM »
Mature drake:
Canvasback
Pintail
It was one of the reasons I started hunting about 10 years ago. Canvasback. In 10 years I have only seen a couple.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #90 on: August 31, 2010, 08:41:31 AM »
I'm going to reiterate my original comment:


not a duck, but it is a seabird and you can hunt them along with Eiders on seabird hunts in iceland.

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #91 on: September 01, 2010, 06:29:52 PM »
Weathergirl is Icelandic and along with a trip to visit someday, we figure we will try to whack a couple for mounting.  Not sure I want to eat one, though I would try it.  An Eider would be a bonus!

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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2010, 11:07:45 AM »
yeah the eider would be cool,  but really even the Guillemots are kinda cool for a mount as different looking as they are:


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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2010, 12:46:41 PM »
Muskovy  :chuckle:
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2010, 01:07:48 PM »
Not a duck, but I'd sure like one of these snowcocks down in nevada.  Many birders say they are the hardest quarry they know to hunt.
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Re: Ultimate Trophy Duck
« Reply #95 on: September 02, 2010, 02:46:36 PM »
Not a duck, but I'd sure like one of these snowcocks down in nevada.  Many birders say they are the hardest quarry they know to hunt.

yeah those are kinda cool

 

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