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#5562381 - 01/24/15 05:42 PM Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish!
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5738
Loc: Abilene, TX
It was a gorgeous morning and one of the best hunts I've had all year. It wasn't the easiest and we had to work for every bird we got.

We didn't get a shot till 7:35am when we got our first and only pintail and he decoyed perfect.

It was small groups the rest of the morning but we got our limits to finish the season.

Absolutely incredible sunrise!




Stud GWT getting mounted!



Mixed bag of Pintail, GWT, Ringer, Bufflehead, Spoonie and Can



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#5562390 - 01/24/15 05:53 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 695
Loc: Yukon Delta, Alaska
cheers

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#5562438 - 01/24/15 06:25 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
Fowlman Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 546
Loc: NTX
Great end of season hunt. up

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#5562556 - 01/24/15 07:50 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 11/08/12
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Loc: Wylie
Good birds! That spoonie looks pretty well plumed
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#5562579 - 01/24/15 08:08 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 395
If someone isn't mounting that spoonie will regret it. I shot one like that I trashed and think about it every season. That is as nice as you will ever get. Screw the gwt those are a dime a dozen.


Edited by Roc (01/24/15 08:08 PM)

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#5562589 - 01/24/15 08:18 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
BradyBuck Offline
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I did save the spoonie. He is very well plumed and was debating on getting him mounted.

How big do they get? I would say he's bigger than a teal but smaller than a wigeon.

I'll get a better pic posted.
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#5562618 - 01/24/15 08:42 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
AF_Chief Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Congrats! Great photos, especially the sunrise shots!!! Thanks for sharing!

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#5562675 - 01/24/15 09:17 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 518
Loc: Keller, TX
You take some great photos!

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#5562679 - 01/24/15 09:18 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
BradyBuck Offline
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I went out to the freezer and grabbed the spoonie. He apparently was more frozen than I thought because I went to straighten out his neck for the pic and it tore the skin. I had rung his neck so his head just about came off.


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#5562688 - 01/24/15 09:21 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: TOMCAT21]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
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Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: TOMCAT21
You take some great photos!


Thanks! I think I annoy my hunting buddies sometimes with wanting to take photos.
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#5562702 - 01/24/15 09:30 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 518
Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: TOMCAT21
You take some great photos!


Thanks! I think I annoy my hunting buddies sometimes with wanting to take photos.


They will appreciate them when they are older.

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#5563029 - 01/25/15 07:09 AM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
Nice pop pictures.
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#5563063 - 01/25/15 07:56 AM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 09/05/08
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Loc: Nunya
Unbelievable sunrise and great hunt, congrats!
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#5563806 - 01/25/15 03:34 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 395
Sorry to hear about the spoonie. Size is normally between widgeon and gaddie. Some of the young ones can be smaller but one with fill plumage is usually around 3yrs old and it takes all season before they get full plumage. Here was mine that I wish I would have kept. Headed to Mexico in 3 weeks so I hope to get a nice one there.


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#5564364 - 01/25/15 08:56 PM Re: Beautiful Morning and Nice Finish! [Re: BradyBuck]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5738
Loc: Abilene, TX
Nice one!

He was fully plumed but on the small side. I'd say about the size of a ringer with a longer neck.

I've already got a bufflehead I want done and a wigeon.

I've taken this wigeon out of the freezer three times to clean and just can't do it.




Edited by BradyBuck (01/25/15 10:07 PM)
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