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    Duck snobs crack me up!

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    You mean "quack" you up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    You mean "quack" you up?
    Ha Ha ! Yea I missed that opportunity didn't I.

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    Like this:

    Or this:
    Kendall Layne

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    You know, Mark, its cool we are getting some red heads here. I only started seeming them 2 or 3 years ago, and now I shoot a few a year. I'd love to get a canvasback, and have heard of guys getting them now and again up at the quality waters, but I've never seen one locally.
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckquilizer View Post
    Like this:

    Or this:
    Nice! Really love the Woodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad B View Post
    Duck snobs crack me up!
    Ha!Ha! I would love a drake Spoony to have mounted... Just never got one that was plumed out nice.
    Bill Davis

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    Haven't seen any either.
    Napi pond had 18 pintails on it last Saturday, along with a bunch of widgeons, gadwalls, mallards, ruddy ducks, gw teal, and just a few redheads.
    Gonna try holding off to take a pintail first, then see what happens to all the birds after the first shot?

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    trophy duck will be the first bird Belle retieves this year but for me i would love to shoot a canvasback or GW teal and if i happen to have the lucky horse shoe a drake pintail would be awesome.

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    I think for it to be considered a trophy bird it has to be a prime example in full plumage and relatively rare. Spoonies are kind of pretty, but jeeze they're spoonies for crying out loud. We used to call them Salton Sea Mallards. I hunted my first three years on the Salton Sea and never saw a Mallard, so the first greenhead I shot up in Mendota was a real trophy to me. Back then Pintails were our prime bird and a nice Bull Sprig in full plumage was special. Now I live in Montana where it isn't unusual to fill your limit with seven green heads, so the mallard went from trophy status to common. On the other hand a Bull Sprig in full tuxedo color is rare and special. Heck, I have even mounted a really nice Green Wing Teal, they are rare up here, and quite pretty.

    John

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