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#5504538 - 12/28/14 02:59 PM Sea ducks in texas
Txslobberknocker Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 75
Loc: East TX
I shot what I believe to be a black scoter last weekend. Has anyone else shot one of these in Texas? I have a picture but it's pretty shot up.

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#5504590 - 12/28/14 03:19 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: Duck blind
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#5504591 - 12/28/14 03:19 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
REQ Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 288
It's rare but not unheard of especially for common golden eyes (if you want to call them a seaduck). Post the pic up

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#5504695 - 12/28/14 04:26 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
quackaholic1 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
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Loc: Jacksonville,TX
Never heard of a Black Scoter being shot in Texas. Pretty easy telling them form others by the yellow or orange knob at the base of the bill. They usually fly the west and east coasts.
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#5504719 - 12/28/14 04:39 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
We've all seen shot up ducks, post the pic.

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#5504778 - 12/28/14 05:14 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
brazosboyt Offline
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Registered: 05/09/11
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We've shot 2 in tx and one in la. All been juvenile black scoters.

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#5504807 - 12/28/14 05:33 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
Txslobberknocker Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 75
Loc: East TX
Incredibly sorry about the picture, my buddy took the picture on his phone and hasn't replied back yet. On Google this is exactly what it looked like except the body was completely black like a coot and had the definite white stripe on side of head

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#5504932 - 12/28/14 06:36 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
txbowhunt7 Offline


Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 1095
Loc: Texas
There's been a few scoters and oldsquaw shot in Texas the past 2 years alone. Extremely rare, but it has been happening
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#5504945 - 12/28/14 06:43 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: txbowhunt7]
brazosboyt Offline
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The ones we've seen have been with redheads. Due to good sources on the Great Lakes-there's more and more sea ducks using the Great Lakes. The young ones mix in with the divers that head to our area.

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#5504967 - 12/28/14 06:50 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: Txslobberknocker]
Txslobberknocker Offline
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 75
Loc: East TX
It came through with about 100 others. I had no idea what they were when flying by, walking towards it I thought I had a redhead hen but when I picked it up I knew it was something I had never seen. Asked the game warden and of course got a few idiotic suggestions of what it is.... Do they even teach those guys duck species?

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#5506483 - 12/29/14 01:55 PM Re: Sea ducks in texas [Re: txbowhunt7]
Featherduster Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
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Loc: Columbus / Garwood
Originally Posted By: txbowhunt7
There's been a few scoters and oldsquaw shot in Texas the past 2 years alone. Extremely rare, but it has been happening


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