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#6098526 - 12/23/15 01:30 PM Walked up on a wounded duck
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Went deer hunting this morning (saw alot of white fluffy tails heading the other way). So I figured that I would walk down and check out where the trail went. I walked down about a 1/4 mile and found my uncle's other blind. Walking back, I saw a nested duck just off the trail. It never moved. I stepped a bit closed and it still never moved. I figured that it was hurt and just hoping I would pass it by. I finally got close enough to see it more clearly.


Turns out it was a G&H decoy that had evidently floated away during one of the last few floods. It was probably 1/4 mile away from the creek.


Edited by bull279 (12/23/15 01:31 PM)
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#6098532 - 12/23/15 01:32 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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G&H Gadwall. Nice find. up

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#6098557 - 12/23/15 01:43 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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You should put it back where you found it. This is their breeding season.
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#6098582 - 12/23/15 02:07 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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Plastic birds don't taste very good. They are fun to shoot when they're not yours though.
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#6098617 - 12/23/15 02:26 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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If you don't have a duck stamp you should not have picked it up.
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#6098630 - 12/23/15 02:35 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: pegasaurus]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
You should put it back where you found it. This is their breeding season.


rofl
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#6098767 - 12/23/15 04:11 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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#6098849 - 12/23/15 05:13 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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I was hunting pheasant on a preserve and shot a bird that fell into marshy area of high grass. I sent my springer in and she brought back a mallard. I sent her back in and she brought back my bird. There I am hunting with lead shot and a duck in hand. I talked to the owner who figured it had to have gone at least half mile from a local duck pond that had had some shooting on it that morning. I cleaned the duck it had one piece of about #4 steel shot in the breast. That was 20+ years ago. I've always wondered how I would have explained it to a game warden.
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#6098886 - 12/23/15 05:37 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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Wonder if someone crossed your property to hunt the creek and dropped a decoy?
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#6099112 - 12/23/15 08:14 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: nsmike]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
You should put it back where you found it. This is their breeding season.


It's ok, they already hatched and flew away



Originally Posted By: Judd
Wonder if someone crossed your property to hunt the creek and dropped a decoy?


I doubt it, it's a fight to get back to the creek in that part of the property, more than likely someone upstream was duck hunting and lost/left the decoy and it got swept away in one of the floods, it just settled where I found it and the water receded.

Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
Plastic birds don't taste very good. They are fun to shoot when they're not yours though.


I hear they are like Longhorn steaks, boil them with a horseshoe ans when the horseshoe is tender, throw the steak away and eat the horseshoe.

Originally Posted By: BayouGuy
If you don't have a duck stamp you should not have picked it up.


I wonder if you gotta have a special stamp for that type of waterfowl.

Originally Posted By: nsmike
I was hunting pheasant on a preserve and shot a bird that fell into marshy area of high grass. I sent my springer in and she brought back a mallard. I sent her back in and she brought back my bird. There I am hunting with lead shot and a duck in hand. I talked to the owner who figured it had to have gone at least half mile from a local duck pond that had had some shooting on it that morning. I cleaned the duck it had one piece of about #4 steel shot in the breast. That was 20+ years ago. I've always wondered how I would have explained it to a game warden.


That would be a good one to see but, bad one to live through. I believe the proper way to start that conversation is, "Sir, you are never gonna believe this..."
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#6099254 - 12/23/15 09:16 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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lol

I could tell it was a decoy from the first pic. I have started a nice collection of decoys I have found.
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#6099328 - 12/23/15 09:56 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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#6099369 - 12/23/15 10:39 PM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: pegasaurus]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
You should put it back where you found it. This is their breeding season.


Good one!
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#6099667 - 12/24/15 08:35 AM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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LOL, I think you just wrote G&H's next commercial.
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#6099861 - 12/24/15 10:58 AM Re: Walked up on a wounded duck [Re: bull279]
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I like g&h made in America flag .i thought it was real from the pics up

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