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OT what's the rarest duck you've ever killed?

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  1. cole-mitchell

    cole-mitchell TS Member

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    exotic, rare, (anything besides a mallard)
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Never killed a duck, but I killed a fifth of Wild Turkey once.
     
  3. gr8shot

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    the spotted owl duck.....tastes like chikin.
     
  4. j2jake

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    Considering my trip to the woods are limited nowadays, any that I may shoot are rare. Happy New Year. Jake
     
  5. wareaglehunt

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    As far as ducks go nothing to rare.I've killed most of the ducks that visit Maryland. I was goose hunting a couple years ago and killed a spec, that was in with a flock of canada's.Never heard of anyone killing a spec in Maryland. The Spec must of got mixed up and joined the wrong flock we never see spec's in Maryland.
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

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    Mud Hen


    Gne J
     
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    Donald, when I went to Disneyland.
     
  8. hunter870

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    A fulvous tree duck on Okeechobee back in the early 80s.
     
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    A most handsome male wood duck, that was banded in Maryland just over 7 years prior to being shot in New Brunswick. I sure felt bad being the cause of his demise. Bob H.
     
  10. trapshootin hippie

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    Gordy, in Texas we call those tree ducks,Hoot Owls.
     
  11. g7777777

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    I didnt kill it but it nested in my yard-- one of the Mexican tree ducks that are migrate up from cuba to just the very south of the US

    This pair made it to Iowa

    Geez--- I should have gotten that information to Al Gore--- I could have shared in the darn prize- wonder if it is too late?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Ditto what Lumper said!
     
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    Several years ago while hunting Lake St Clair, off Harsens Island, shot a Surf Scoter and a drake Shoveller the same day. The Surf Scoter is rarely seen in our flyway (Mississippi) and the Shoveller is becoming somewhat more prevalent. Though my son and I have had more successful hunts, I have fond memories of that particular day because we harvested several different species and only shot one of each.

    Cliff
     
  14. halfmile

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    It depends on where you are. There are birds peculiar to only one flyway, and they are rare to hunters in the other ones.

    Mine was a Cinnamon Teal(Beautiful!) That somehow got in with some other Central flyway birds and came through wisconsin.

    Haven't personally seen or heard of one in our area since, though I guess someone else here may have gotten them.


    HM
     
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    Man on man, I remember the large flocks of Canvasbacks on the Missouri River in the 1960's-70's. They are a beautiful duck and tough as heck. Those were the days of shooting a Ithica 10ga. double, Peters Hi-Power blue paper loads (4 chill), 300 deaks on a sandbar, and hunting with a Cheseapeak retriever in 10-20 degree temps and learning about life (and whiskey) from the old guys in a 6 man blind. Treasured memories for sure.
     
  16. Roger IL

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    jimx200, I laughed when I read this," They are a beautiful duck and tough as heck." A number of years ago Canvasback were on the protected list and had just, that season, became legal bag (1 Can). Three of us were hunting near Browning, Il. when a flock of Cans hit the decoys. All thee of us fired one shot. Seven Cans hit the water. One of my pals remarked," Hell, no wonder they are nearly extinct, they must die from fright."................Roger
     
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    Donald Duck OR Daffey Duck. There is was only one of them. LOL
     
  18. hairtrigger

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    i killed a mudhen once.
     
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    Those birds have families. Just think what time of the year it is. HMB
     
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    When I lived in Minnesota 40 years ago, I shot a few wood ducks and a few black ducks. I haven't seen either of those species in Alberta since I moved here but I usually get the common puddle ducks of all varieties and this past season I shot a couple of legal Canvasbacks and a Red Head and they were delicious.
     
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killed a few black ducks