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#6151218 - 01/23/16 09:06 PM Goldeneye
calwidgeon Offline

Registered: 05/04/09
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After 25 years of duck hunting finally shot my favorite duck. The Common Goldeneye.

Here are a few pics.


Edited by calwidgeon (01/23/16 09:09 PM)

#6151377 - 01/23/16 11:33 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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#6151679 - 01/24/16 09:21 AM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Cool looking bird ! Nice job. I missed a set of birds this month down on the coast. The guide looked at me and said " You just missed a GoldenEye ! ".

I was pissed bang

Edited by 4Weight (01/24/16 09:22 AM)
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#6151836 - 01/24/16 11:01 AM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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that's great, never seen one
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6151852 - 01/24/16 11:18 AM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Get that duck to avianarts, tel pat the beave send you

#6151924 - 01/24/16 12:12 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Congrats. I just shot my first one ever this season as well. Beautiful bird!

#6151933 - 01/24/16 12:19 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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#6151971 - 01/24/16 12:52 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Congrats that's fantastic!

#6152180 - 01/24/16 03:11 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Great bird. Congrats.
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.

#6153078 - 01/24/16 10:38 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
calwidgeon Offline

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Thanks all. I'm very excited about this!

The hard part is that I knew what it was before I had to shoot because of the whistling sound it made before I could see it. Just like all the books I had read described that whistling sound ... so I thought that's got to be a Goldeneye and then I saw the duck and as it was a bluebird day I saw right away it was a Goldeneye. I picked up the gun swung fast and downed him with my first shot. Glad it kind of suprised me from behind as I tend to shoot well on the instinctual reactionary type shots.

I'm just so glad I didn't miss as I knew what it was a split second before I pulled the trigger. Glad not to have choked. LOL.

#6153495 - 01/25/16 09:39 AM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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congrats on a beautiful bird!! I was fortunate enough to have one pass by me at the coast a few years back and I was able to kill him. Only one I have ever seen while hunting. It will make a great mount for you!! cheers

#6156298 - 01/26/16 04:47 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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Nice. I've never shot one.

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#6157107 - 01/26/16 11:17 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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#6157115 - 01/26/16 11:23 PM Re: Goldeneye [Re: calwidgeon]
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