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#5429047 - 11/18/14 12:57 PM Coastal change!!! Green, white, red
TxDuck24 Offline
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Ended up with 3 man limits of pintails, wigeons and redheads. Oh and a bonus mottled duck




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#5429057 - 11/18/14 01:00 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
john paul Offline
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Where is the mottled duck?
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I'm with GK because I like salty old dudes.

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#5429060 - 11/18/14 01:01 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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3rd from the right?
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#5429061 - 11/18/14 01:01 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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Great hunt btw!
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#5429109 - 11/18/14 01:21 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
3rd from the right?


That'd be a hen mallard
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#5429118 - 11/18/14 01:23 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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#5429133 - 11/18/14 01:26 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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That is a hen mallard.
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#5429212 - 11/18/14 01:55 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
That is a hen mallard.


just a guess.. I couldn't tell you without being able to see the speculum. yall are better duck id'ers than I am!
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#5429232 - 11/18/14 02:03 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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White stripe on the speculum = mallard hen. I didn't see it until Jon Paul pointed it out.
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#5429282 - 11/18/14 02:17 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
White stripe on the speculum = mallard hen. I didn't see it until Jon Paul pointed it out.


Not to mention a Mottled Duck is much darker overall than a mallard hen. You should be able to cut the wings off a Mottled Duck and Mallard hen, lay them next to each other and tell the difference in the two. They don't even look remotely similar.

I could see someone mistaking a Black Duck for a Mottled Duck or a Mexican Mallard for a Mottled Duck but a Mallard Hen for a Mottled Duck? Come on...
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#5429301 - 11/18/14 02:23 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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we've shot some mallards and woodies in Matagorda in the main bay. Been a WEIRD start so far
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#5429353 - 11/18/14 02:37 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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Seeing I wasn't there I took my guides word for it. It was a mistake. Please stay positive on comments or do not comment at all!


Thanks


Edited by TxDuck24 (11/18/14 02:38 PM)
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#5429385 - 11/18/14 02:48 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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I have shot greenhead drakes out in the salt flats before. I wouldn't say it was rare just not common at all. If JP had not stated it, I would never have caught that.
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#5429393 - 11/18/14 02:50 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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That is a good hunt. Nice work
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#5429556 - 11/18/14 03:46 PM Re: Coastal change!!! Green, white, red [Re: TxDuck24]
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Awesome hunt. Nice work sir. up

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