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Offline DakotaJ

The Bird of a lifetime
« on: April 10, 2011, 11:02:04 PM »
This may get interesting. Some are protected but it dont hurt to wish.  Any of them work for me.
?They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun?
 Roy Rogers

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The Bird of a lifetime
« on: April 10, 2011, 11:02:04 PM »

Offline DakotaJ

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 08:43:04 PM »
If the bird that you want is not on the poll feel free to tell us what it is.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2011, 08:57:05 PM by Djohnson »
?They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun?
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Re: The Bird of a lifetime
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Offline Tom Rowe

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 09:32:22 PM »
I'd love to shoot a Barrows GE, next would probably be a Harlequin.

Offline DakotaJ

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 10:09:08 PM »
If your ever in California during season there are a some around here.
?They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun?
 Roy Rogers

Offline Scott Russell

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 10:39:38 PM »
King eider would have to be mine form the list. 2nd is so tightly grouped I couldn't separate them out..barrows GE, Harli, Common Eider, Oldsqaw, and coot.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

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Re: The Bird of a lifetime
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Offline DakotaJ

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 11:15:17 PM »
Scott what is it with you and coots???  They are not much of a challange. I killed 8 with one shot, shot in to a big group of em.
?They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun?
 Roy Rogers

Offline Tom Rowe

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 04:35:03 AM »
Scott what is it with you and coots???  They are not much of a challange. I killed 8 with one shot, shot in to a big group of em.

There's plenty around where he hunts. The problem is they get carried away with too much bill detail in their coot decoys.  Those GA coots see that and immediately flare. 

Offline Scott Russell

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 06:20:13 AM »
Scott what is it with you and coots???  They are not much of a challange. I killed 8 with one shot, shot in to a big group of em.

There's plenty around where he hunts. The problem is they get carried away with too much bill detail in their coot decoys.  Those GA coots see that and immediately flare. 

Like hunting an aquatic turkey.....very wary...excellent eyesight...everything has to be just perfect. ;D
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates

Offline Ronnie

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 07:06:32 AM »
Taking a harley is at the top of my list. A Eider hunt would be second.
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Offline TimB (tbrom)

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 07:07:21 AM »
Like hunting an aquatic turkey.....very wary...excellent eyesight...everything has to be just perfect. ;D


Not to mention the table fair.

Offline Mike F.

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 03:40:04 PM »
Out of the list i'll vote cinnamon teal. We actually hear about a few kings around my area every year and i personally know a couple guys that have taken one but another wish list came true this year with a eurasian wigeon it was a young bird but a euro none the less.

and over my own decoy to boot.
Andy tell's me to go gring some cork i'll feel better.

Offline Gord Luke

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 04:35:37 PM »
Canvas back..never shot one...never even seen one with a gun in my hand...
"Aiden...no matter what some people will try to tell you...you can never own too many decoys"..me to my grandson...

Offline TimB (tbrom)

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 04:48:58 PM »
Harlequin #1 Barrrows #2 King #3,,,,,,I need to go to Alaska!

Offline DakotaJ

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »
I dont know about kings and harlys but i know we have quite a few Barrows in California. I have seen a few but they were out of range or it was after season. Common goldenyes and buffleheads are the most common ducks where i hunt.  I think on the list if i had to pick just three it would be a cinnamon teal, they leave before season opens, spectacled eider, protected ::), and the harly. One that is not on the list is a biakal teal

Mike i think euros are becoming more common inthe US. According to Ducks Unlimited there are no breeding populations in the US. I think they are wrong.
?They'll have to shoot me first to take my gun?
 Roy Rogers

Offline Ryan S.

Re: The Bird of a lifetime
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 09:03:14 PM »
I'd love to shoot a Barrows GE, next would probably be a Harlequin.

Same for me Tom..... pick me up on your way to the NW ;D