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#5564909 - 01/26/15 08:15 AM Stud BWT for the Wall
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Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 450
Loc: Houston, TX
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.







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#5564916 - 01/26/15 08:18 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
kdub Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7520
Loc: In the yak
Nice blue wing!
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#5564963 - 01/26/15 08:36 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
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Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 157
Loc: Spicewood, TX
Sounds like you have a great bird on the wall with a good story to go along with it!
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#5564969 - 01/26/15 08:38 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
That is a pig of a blue wing. If swimming is all your option then you were out of options. You gotta do what you gotta do. Congrats on the bird!
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#5565064 - 01/26/15 09:13 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: DuckBuckGoose]
TXPride Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 1881
Loc: Lost
Originally Posted By: DuckBuckGoose
Sounds like you have a great bird on the wall with a good story to go along with it!


Yep, you'll remember that one.

That shoveler looks like a stud too.
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#5565120 - 01/26/15 09:41 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
Fowlman Offline
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Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 544
Loc: NTX
Nice recovery. Congrats on your trophy. cheers

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#5565126 - 01/26/15 09:43 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11825
Loc: Waco, TX
Been there before....


Nice blue wing.

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#5565155 - 01/26/15 09:54 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
jaymz Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 1587
Loc: Collin, Erath and Bosque
Super nice BWT!

I've seen people go after all kinds of things.. even a canvasback hen! Crazy.. all of you.

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#5565176 - 01/26/15 10:03 AM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
droebuck Offline
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Registered: 12/02/13
Posts: 16
Loc: texas
Nice BWT and good job on the recovery. A lot of people these days wouldn't have put that effort in to recover that bird. happy3
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#5565457 - 01/26/15 12:06 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10994
Loc: Sachse, TX
Hardcore!

Good looking bird though.
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#5565473 - 01/26/15 12:13 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
Just Nate Offline
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Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4648
Loc: Austin, TX
You need to invest in a dog.

Congratulations on a pretty bird.

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#5565480 - 01/26/15 12:17 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 4902
Loc: where the birds are
He has a dog. She's pregnant. Looks like a stud spoony too
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#5565607 - 01/26/15 01:39 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: FowlDreams]
NTX Waterfowl Offline
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Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 352
Loc: Wylie
Originally Posted By: FowlDreams
Looks like a stud spoony too

X-2, Cool hunt and great story!
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#5565612 - 01/26/15 01:43 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
oilag Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 450
Loc: Houston, TX
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.

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#5566022 - 01/26/15 06:17 PM Re: Stud BWT for the Wall [Re: oilag]
NTX Waterfowl Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 352
Loc: Wylie
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
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