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    Favorites:
    To eat- Teal (chi-fried!!!)
    To look at- Wood Duck drake
    To watch fly- Cans/Pintail
    To decoy- Mallard
    Most startling yet exhilarating- Ringnecks burning the marsh from behind at 5' over your head at just light-sheesh!!!

    Just plain ole like- Widgeon
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    For me it has to be cupped wing Pintails , dropping into the spread, Sophies eyes glued to the lead ,and waiting to take the back Pintail first, maybe the follow up on the lead bird, then seeing that double tumble down and the retrive happen, it is about as good as it gets, my hunting partner in my retriever
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    Drake Wood Duck and Pintail.
    Never trust a dog to watch your food!

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    Lot of wood duck lovers, they are very pretty ducks but I got tired of shooting them when I lived in North carolina. The duck I really want to shoot is a canvasback. Im still young maybe Ill get my chance. My wall consist of a Black duck, widgeon, and a gadwall. I might try to get all the puddlers on the wall. Either way I cant think of a duck I dont like, except a coot. lol

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    Sprigs and Cans

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    Black Duck. I have one mounted that I killed in Alaska. Everyone knows there are no Black Ducks in Alaska... But this one was... Don't know why she was there..., but it was a bluebird day and I was daydreaming. If she hadn't quacked as she flew over my boat, I wouldn't have even known she was there. Just threw the gun up and pulled the trigger and she folded. I assumed I had shot a hen Mallard, till my young dog lifted her head out of the cattails and I saw the speculum.. I couldn't believe what I was seeing! I was born and raised in SC, hunting flooded timber swamps most of my life and some along the coast as well. Black ducks were fairly common. But, having hunted in the marshes of Alaska for 20 years, I had never heard of anyone shooting or even seeing one.

    Luckily I had a witness. Jim Portch of Anchorage was hunting with me that day. Jim is(was) a member of the RCA.
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    You guy's won't get too many of these. Even Us In Scotland get but a mere glimpse of them ,but they do come in!..When they do, and If you time it right with the evening flight!?
    It sure is a great way to 'steady the dog'. Anybody Know what type of duck it is? (eug excluded)

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    Any duck with the proper camo - for viewing, Widgeon both American & Eurasian (have only seen one of those up close). I think the females are cool in any species. Our pond has become a stopover for many on their way North - quiet, some cracked corn & hen scratch, & short grass to eat . The Widgeon & other little guys are wary, Mallards & Honks not so much so.
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    For eating---- Hands down Teal.
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    GW teal for eating.... Mallards and Sprigs for shooting in the Dekes...


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