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Offline Skillet

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2020, 05:46:31 PM »
I'm a little jealous.  Always wanted a bull can, one of the few divers I didn't get in WA.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2020, 08:44:50 AM »
Beautiful canvasback, congratulations!

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2020, 11:20:11 AM »
Send it to Josh Herman Of jherman taxidermy. He is out of Mollala Oregon and does a great job.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2020, 11:23:50 AM »
Seth Lane in Finley is phenomenal
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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2020, 12:07:10 PM »
I've always thought the wood duck is the most beautiful duck around, almost too cool to kill. 
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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2020, 12:18:57 PM »
I second that, but I would shoot a drake woody in a hot second.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2020, 12:25:34 PM »
Much like your introductory story. On opening day I had a bucket list bird show up in my decoys and I water swatted him. A beautiful drake wood duck. And I blew his head clean off. The wad must have hit his head... D'oh!
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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2020, 01:43:57 PM »
That is a nice looking bird.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2020, 01:22:37 PM »
Send it over to Seth Lane, don't even waste your time with anyone else.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2020, 06:17:18 PM »
 Congratulations! That and a redhead is on my bucket list next year.

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2020, 09:02:55 PM »
Thanks all for the taxi recommendations.  I'm still researching them before I commit, just want to make sure its done right. 

There are definately prettier ducks than a canvasback and I agree wood ducks are probably the most beautiful duck in the world, that and or maybe a mandarin. However, the canvasback is such a cool duck, fastest flying, deepest diving, and has a elegant sophisticated look. Also the history of them being commercially hunted for fine dining to near extinxtion but making a great comeback adds to their allure. They remind me of books ive read about hunting big open water during late season with a big weather front of snow, sleet and rain pushing the migration, and having a flock of can's drop out of the sky and set in your dekes. The prize of all ducks, the king of ducks!

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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2020, 09:12:52 PM »
Looks like you'll be mounting a red breasted merganser next as it passed the can in speed by 28mph!  Fastest recorded can at 72mph, merg clocked at 100mph.
Surely a coot is top in rank in something and can find a spot on your wall.  :chuckle:
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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2020, 07:31:23 AM »
Nice going, neighbor. Beautiful birds. :tup:
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Re: King of Ducks
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2020, 04:19:19 PM »
Looks like you'll be mounting a red breasted merganser next as it passed the can in speed by 28mph!  Fastest recorded can at 72mph, merg clocked at 100mph.
Surely a coot is top in rank in something and can find a spot on your wall.  :chuckle:

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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: King of Ducks
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2020, 04:48:00 PM »
Looks like you'll be mounting a red breasted merganser next as it passed the can in speed by 28mph!  Fastest recorded can at 72mph, merg clocked at 100mph.
Surely a coot is top in rank in something and can find a spot on your wall.  :chuckle:

That's only because it was being chased by an airplane.  I'm sure a canvasback could break that if it had to.

Flock of coot would be awesome but you'd have to have a giant fake pond to mount them on since they seem to hate flying. By the way, how do coot migrate?  I've never seen a flock of coots flying south.  They must swim/walk the whole way?  Now that is impressive!

 


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