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Offline jbeaumont21

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Mute Swan
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:13:34 AM »
Spotted this guy down at Salmon Creek trail today while jogging.  He was huge compared to the tundras who were steering clear of him.  Sure wish one of these would fly over during season. As far as everything I've read they're an invasive species and legal to shoot.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2018, 12:15:18 PM by jbeaumont21 »

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Re: Muted Swan
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:34:42 AM »
Id call wdfw to see if you can shoot it even thought its not waterfowl season due the fact it is an invasive specie so It could be open season on it depending on what they say.

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Re: Muted Swan
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 11:50:01 AM »
After looking close at your pics it does look like a Mute
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Re: Muted Swan
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 12:14:59 PM »
No hunting allowed at the Salmon Creek trail, also not sure I would make it out alive with all the stroller pushers and dog walkers on the trail. 

I'm 99.9% sure it is a mute.  Also I'm aware that the swans in our area are tundra, I meant to type tundra but for some reason typed trumpeter. 

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Re: Mute Swan
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
Just comparing it to a pic of a mute online. 

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Re: Mute Swan
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 06:39:04 AM »
Looks like a mute swan. I guess start patterning him to see if you can bag him on a hunt area.

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Re: Mute Swan
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 08:06:59 AM »
Probably roosts on Green Lake or Shillapoo area.  :tup:
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