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Old 10-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Being that this is my first year hunting on the Mississippi, I am shooting a lot of ducks I haven't shot before (divers). So this got me thinking... What are some unique ducks you guys have shot, and or gets you wound up to see coming in over the decoys?
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First duck I shot in South Dakota this year was a drake bufflehead. Really cool looking duck!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Shot this weirdo mallard on the river a couple years ago. No white ring on neck, bo brown chest, different speculum... Not sure what his deal was.

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Any hybrid or any bird that we don't normally have the opportunity to harvest in our area is unique to me. I am most proud of my Oldsquaw from Maine.
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I think this is my 4th season..or is it my 3rd. Either way this year was the first I'd seen a shoveler and I've shot 2 already. Last year I got my first drake bufflehead so that was pretty unique for me.
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I shot my first 2 Buffleheads this weekend, and my first bluebill. Followed it up with my 3rd canvasback. I'm used to shooting mainly woodies, teal, and occasional mallards, Si pretty fun.
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Harlequin Duck
Asian Bar Goose
Egyptian Goose
Surf Scooters
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The one bird I have not shot is the cinnamon teal. I will shoot one before to long.
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I've shot 2 scoters - one just outside of CR and one out of a flock of gadwall in western MN.

Aside from that, every bootlip I plug is just as special as the first. THAT'S a true trophy...
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Wow!, that's what i was wondering... If people ever shoot these kind of unique dux in Iowa.
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To those of you shooting buffies, bills, and cans, what type of water you hunting? I don't care where, but what type ie river, marsh, lake? I haven't seen anything other than gadwall, teal, mallards, woodies and spoons...
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Shot a drake hooded merganser my first year hunting, even though it tasted like I was eating a fillet off of a 50 pound flathead it was still a cool looking duck! It's been 12 years ago and I have yet to see another one.
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The one bird I have not shot is the cinnamon teal. I will shoot one before to long.

Anybody on here shoot one in Iowa or another state in the MS flyway? I saw some in ND in the late spring/early summer when traveling through, otherwise never seen one/
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