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storm826 10-29-2012 09:13 AM

Unique ducks
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?

UniPantherQuack 10-29-2012 10:10 AM

Re: Unique ducks
First duck I shot in South Dakota this year was a drake bufflehead. Really cool looking duck!

Richard Hedd 10-29-2012 10:15 AM

Re: Unique ducks
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.


bullcan 10-29-2012 10:32 AM

Re: Unique ducks
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.

mediocre 10-29-2012 11:04 AM

Re: Unique ducks
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.

storm826 10-29-2012 12:13 PM

Re: Unique ducks
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.

feathhd 10-29-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Unique ducks
Harlequin Duck
Asian Bar Goose
Egyptian Goose
Surf Scooters

The one bird I have not shot is the cinnamon teal. I will shoot one before to long.

Gude 10-29-2012 12:19 PM

Re: Unique ducks
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...

storm826 10-29-2012 01:00 PM

Re: Unique ducks
Wow!, that's what i was wondering... If people ever shoot these kind of unique dux in Iowa.

Chesadore 10-29-2012 01:03 PM

Re: Unique ducks
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...

storm826 10-29-2012 01:18 PM

Re: Unique ducks

Greenhead86 10-29-2012 01:46 PM

Re: Unique ducks
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.

Chesadore 10-29-2012 02:59 PM

Re: Unique ducks

Originally Posted by feathhd (Post 407570)

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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