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#5455337 - 12/02/14 11:29 PM Black scoter?
ArkansasTraveler Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 728
Loc: Smith Co.
Anybody killed any around East Tx? Never seen one until this morning, wasn't sure if they were just more common than I thought.

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#5455376 - 12/03/14 12:20 AM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
duckkillah Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/15/08
Posts: 109
Loc: somewhere near Dallas
I am 98% sure that I saw either a black or a surf scoter at the end of the season 2 years ago in Wood Co. I definitely did a triple-take!

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#5455488 - 12/03/14 07:09 AM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
mohunter Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 1519
Loc: Duck Hole, Tx
A buddy shot one last year in northwest lousiana on Cross lake.

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#5455544 - 12/03/14 07:58 AM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
brazosboyt Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
Posts: 1720
We've killed 2. Both were juvi drakes in with redheads.

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#5455907 - 12/03/14 10:43 AM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
Toledo Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 1296
Loc: College Station
Killed a juvie surf at TB and another on the coast. Pretty common but every one I have ever heard of is a juvie. Guess they get lost somewhere and just stick to whatever flock of divers they end up with.

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#5455908 - 12/03/14 10:43 AM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
Mickey Phelan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 285
I'm certain I saw one late last season on our reservoir

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#5456388 - 12/03/14 02:02 PM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
ArkansasTraveler Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 728
Loc: Smith Co.
Ours was a hen. Still pretty cool though!

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#5456501 - 12/03/14 02:45 PM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
fowlslayer11 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 532
Loc: The coast
A buddy of mine & I shot one down on the coast a few weeks ago. It was odd.
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#5457167 - 12/03/14 08:14 PM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
Txcatman1 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 830
Loc: S texas
Shot 3 surf scoter hens over the past 10 years or so down here in corpus, I'll try to see if I can find some pics. Def a different bird in flight and after you see one you don't forget what they look like
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#5457233 - 12/03/14 08:48 PM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 830
Loc: S texas


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is a surf scoter hen. This is the only pic I can find of the ones that I've shot or been on a hunt where one was killed.
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#5457294 - 12/03/14 09:23 PM Re: Black scoter? [Re: ArkansasTraveler]
Toledo Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 1296
Loc: College Station
They are all juvies. Juvies and hens look real similar.

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