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What bird do you consider a "trophy"? Top 3? #6552162 11/21/16 02:08 AM
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What bird would you have to get mounted?
My top three would be a speckle belly, cinnamon teal, and whistler. My top five might include a hoodie. I just killed a perfect hoodie and it is my first drake. I'm probably going to get him done. Would you?

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I like bluebills, cans and redheads. The scaup require a fair amount of seasoning though.

Re: What bird do you consider a "trophy"? Top 3? [Re: gitthanet] #6552235 11/21/16 02:39 AM
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In our part of the world, we want, what we ain't got.

1. Cinnamon teal
2. Canvasback
3. Redhead


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Re: What bird do you consider a "trophy"? Top 3? [Re: gitthanet] #6552241 11/21/16 02:43 AM
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Black mallard
Cinimen teal
Eurasian widgeon


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All of them. But 1 or 2 a year so the tax bill stays with inflation. I want all drake puddlers and a hand full of divers on the wall. It just takes time to get a mature, undamaged bird to fill it out.

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Might be a dumb question but is a black mallard the same as a "black duck". I'm new to TX and have done most of my duck hunting in the mid-west. There we killed black ducks, which are similar to mallards. Sometimes people would confuse the, with hem mallards but they are much darker. They are a beautiful duck to mount.

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Originally Posted By: MikeOH
Might be a dumb question but is a black mallard the same as a "black duck". I'm new to TX and have done most of my duck hunting in the mid-west. There we killed black ducks, which are similar to mallards. Sometimes people would confuse the, with hem mallards but they are much darker. They are a beautiful duck to mount.


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Re: What bird do you consider a "trophy"? Top 3? [Re: gitthanet] #6552361 11/21/16 04:15 AM
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Bull Sprig
cinnamon teal
Purple head Gadwall
Storm Widgeon
Bluewing
Banded Drake(anything)

Sorry, I got carried away and took it to 6!


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Cinnamon teal
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Re: What bird do you consider a "trophy"? Top 3? [Re: gitthanet] #6552394 11/21/16 05:08 AM
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Very hard to pick for sure 1) plumed out BWT
2) Canvasback 3) old squaw


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I shot 2 cinnamon teal opening day of early teal 2 yrs ago. Couldn't figure out what they were, so I ate em....smh. I got pictures of em. Won't make that mistake again

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No woodys?

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Woodie would be in my top 5 too.

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Originally Posted By: Jasb


Where did you shoot that? cool




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1. Ring neck - because they taste so dang good.
2. Da Coot - because they taste second to Ring Necks
3. Merganser - cuz you said to name three

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1) King Eider
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Originally Posted By: Jeff Elder
Black mallard
Cinimen teal
Eurasian widgeon


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Originally Posted By: Jasb


I don't know my ducks. What is that?? That's a beauty.

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For me, the importance of the ducks you mount is the story behind each one, but if I had to choose 3 I would put it like this.
1- Pintail Drake / Hen pair
2- Canvasback Drake / Hen pair
3- Cinnamon Teal Drake / Hen pair

ps- I really like the idea of a drake/hen mount rather than a single bird mount.


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Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
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I don't know my ducks. What is that?? That's a beauty.



Thats the kind you hoop and hauler about all the way to your taxi man.

The kind your wife and bank account have no say in the matter.

Cinnamon teal

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I already have a wood duck, pinner, 3 cans, and (son's first) green on the wall.

1. Harlequin
2. Cinny drake
3. Plumed BWT drake

I'd take 2 & 3 and do the teal trio...


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