Been wanting one of these guys for a few years now. Have shot a few late in the season but never one worthy of the wall. Shot this guy and he took off to a pond about .25 miles away. Walked over and actually found him!only problem was that he was across a 10 ft channel that runs through the middle of the pond. And we had left the pup at home (she is pregnant) Had to make a decision on how muchl I wanted the bird. All I can say is DAMN that water was cold. Probably not the smartest thing I've ever done but oh well. Shot a BWT in early season with a band (too messed up for taxidermy). Will be putting the band on this bad boy.
NTX - was looking at your stuff yesterday. Would really like to go with you for this Bird, but cant see making the trip to Dallas for it. If you or someone you know from your area would be in Houston anytime in the next few months - please let me know!I'd love to have you do this.
Thanks for the compliment! I have done shipping as well if you are interested, I know that adds a bit to the cost though. Another option closer to you worth checking out is Lowell Shapely in Houston at http://gulfcoastwaterfowl.com/ . Let me know if I can help you out. Thanks, Chris