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First wood duck
« on: January 06, 2021, 05:26:19 PM »
Water was soo high today.  All the birds were in the flooded woods and none were flying.  I kayaked around until I heard them then made a stalk on them.  Got this guy before he made out of the small window of trees I could see through.  Then all hell broke loose.  LOL must have been close to a hundred birds in there. 

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 05:30:08 PM »
Congrats I have only ever shot one and had it mounted. Pretty cool birds
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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 05:39:11 PM »
beautiful duck...congrats...only shot i ever had at one of those landed just at daybreak as i was sitting on a 1/2 submerged log with a small spread in front of me..  i literally could have almost reached out and grabbed it as it swam around me as i was sitting on that log.  couldn't bring myself to shoot it as it was 5 feet from me before it figured out something wasn't right and flew directly behind me through the trees
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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 05:52:13 PM »
Those ducks have always been on my bucket list, canít believe how beautiful they are.  I swear Iím getting old, because now Iím not sure I could kill one, just so cool.  Nice job though, beautiful.
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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 06:09:05 PM »
Beautiful bird, I hope to have an opportunity at one someday.

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 07:46:29 PM »
Not only are Woodies awesome looking, they're also one of the best eating.

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 07:41:58 AM »
Beauty for sure, put it on your wall!

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 08:03:51 AM »
Thanks guys.  Mounting it is not in the cards right now so I will have to wait for the next one.  Good healthy breast on it though for a smaller sized duck. 

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 08:39:57 PM »
In 30+ years of duck hunting I have never seen one in the field...other than on the pond at my farm...personally wouldn't shoot one for that reason but good for you, that is awesome  :tup: I would preserve it until I could get it mounted though.

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 02:33:04 PM »
Got another one today. I forgot my call in the truck and didnt realize until i had already kayaked in about an hour. Set up decoys in a juicy spot and watched birds fly all morning with no way to get their attention. Wood duck drake and hen decided to drop in next to the kayak.


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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 02:34:55 PM »
In 30+ years of duck hunting I have never seen one in the field...other than on the pond at my farm...personally wouldn't shoot one for that reason but good for you, that is awesome  :tup: I would preserve it until I could get it mounted though.

I have seen a few but if they are that rare I might let them pass from now on.  I put the second one in the freezer.  I will check around on prices and see if its doable. 

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 06:57:45 PM »

Jumped a group of 30ish a few years back and got 2. Beautiful birds. On the yak river


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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2021, 12:27:03 PM »
I'm not sure they are that rare...it is probably more about location. Super cool looking bird!!!!

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Re: First wood duck
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2021, 01:38:14 PM »
I've shot a few Woodies. I'll pass on 99% of them. I don't like having to skin a duck. I think they are on par with Bluebills and Scaup.

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Re: First wood duck Edit first pintail too
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »
Pintail drake came in with a flock of mallards. Got him and a mallard drake out of the group.

 


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