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Gadwall drake and hen

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SWEET! that's what I thought they were...

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Don't see "Gadwall" in the TPWD regs...guessing they fall under "all other species"?

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That bottom one is fedrally protected whooping duck, big fine for shooting those. I hope a game warden doesn't read this.

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Originally Posted By: Guy
That bottom one is fedrally protected whooping duck, big fine for shooting those. I hope a game warden doesn't read this.


Hahaha mess with the new guy...makes it hard to ask legit questions though.

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That bottom one is fedrally protected whooping duck, big fine for shooting those. I hope a game warden doesn't read this.


Hahaha mess with the new guy...makes it hard to ask legit questions though.

Word of advice, don't post dead animals on the forum you shot and ask the forum to ID it. Live animals is ok, dead animals no. Any dead animal you shoot and post a pic, you should 100% know what it is and was legal, otherwise you are taking big risk in incriminating yourself. People get busted for this all the time.

Now go to the book store and get this;

https://www.amazon.com/Waterfowl-Identification-LeMaster-Method-Richard/dp/0811729826

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That bottom one is fedrally protected whooping duck, big fine for shooting those. I hope a game warden doesn't read this.


Hahaha mess with the new guy...makes it hard to ask legit questions though.

Word of advice, don't post dead animals on the forum you shot and ask the forum to ID it. Live animals is ok, dead animals no. Any dead animal you shoot and post a pic, you should 100% know what it is and was legal, otherwise you are taking big risk in incriminating yourself. People get busted for this all the time.

Now go to the book store and get this;

https://www.amazon.com/Waterfowl-Identification-LeMaster-Method-Richard/dp/0811729826


didn't say I shot the bird-just looking for an ID.

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I agree with Guy. What if you had shot two canvasbacks and the limit was one. Some limits in the past have been one bird. You should be able to ID in flight or let them land and ID them before shooting.

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Again I didn't say I shot the birds...just looking for an ID. Might suggest there are better ways to help a newbie out than using fear tactics. I may not know what certain birds are but I sure know a jackass when I see one.

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Youve got a gadwall... limit on gadwall is 6..... for all I know, you found it dead near the pond and are thinking about sending it off for testing for cause of death. I'm not hear to police you bud.

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If you dont know what one is, type visual characteristics into google. Ive done that twice this year and it was right both times.


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Originally Posted By: lubbockdave
Again I didn't say I shot the birds...just looking for an ID. Might suggest there are better ways to help a newbie out than using fear tactics. I may not know what certain birds are but I sure know a jackass when I see one.


I assume you were looking in a mirror? You were given good advice, learn from it.

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Again I didn't say I shot the birds...just looking for an ID. Might suggest there are better ways to help a newbie out than using fear tactics. I may not know what certain birds are but I sure know a jackass when I see one.


I assume you were looking in a mirror? You were given good advice, learn from it.


Really? how so? came on here to try and confirm what I already knew and one of the "old timers" tries to throw me a curve...but i don't bite. Then I call him out on it? Makes me the azz? really?

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Don't sweat it man. I have trouble recognizing them while they're flying because I'm colorblind. Plus, 90% of the ducks I see are wood ducks, so usually I shoot 3 and go home.

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Naw, I'm not sweating anything my friend. I've seen this before. Heck man, I might have been one of those with all the "keyboard courage" in the past. That's why there is an "ignore this user" function. I'm gonna just keep going, keep interacting with the good folks out there and ignoring the rest. cheers

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You know what I don't do when I'm sure of something? Ask for clarification on the internet.

You owe the responsibility to the resource to be educated about Regulations and species identification , anything less is questionable ethical practice. In years past due to certain regulations you could have set yourself up for legal issues, ignorance isn't a good excuse unless your last name is Clinton.


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Originally Posted By: TDK
You know what I don't do when I'm sure of something? Ask for clarification on the internet.

You owe the responsibility to the resource to be educated about Regulations and species identification , anything less is questionable ethical practice. In years past due to certain regulations you could have set yourself up for legal issues, ignorance isn't a good excuse unless your last name is Clinton.



And your qualified to judge me and my ethics? How so? Again, never said I shot those birds...just looking to confirm what I already knew about them. Doing what I can to learn about species ID. Got no local "expert" to lean on. Got a guide trip scheduled for this weekend and I may never load my gun...might just ask lots of questions and let the guide do the shooting, as i am not 100% sure on my ability to not screw up and shoot the wrong critter. Also, a kind member here has sent me contact info on his son who happens to be in school locally and is a pro duck hunter. Plan to buy that young man dinner and maybe bring him out to my lease and let him educate me as well, if he is willing.

you didn't know any of this did you? But you are quick to judge and make assumptions about me aren't you?

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If you're new to waterfowl hunting don't shoot birds that you aren't sure what they are. Very questionable ethics. Get the book others have suggested or find someone to hunt with that can teach you bird ID.

No one is trying to rain on your parade - most of us care about the future of our sport and one of the big factors of that is ethics. It has lacked quite a bit in the past several years in many ways. On top of that - Guy was trying to look out for you in regards to posting dead bird ID questions on the open forum - good luck on trying to convince a game warden you didn't kill the birds when you posted a picture of four dead Canvasbacks or whatever on the forum when the limit is 2.

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No, I just don't believe your story. It doesn't add up.

What qualifications does one need to be a pro duck hunter?

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No, I just don't believe your story. It doesn't add up.

What qualifications does one need to be a pro duck hunter?


What story? What doesn't add up? "Pro duck hunter" to me is someone who makes money as a guide...several years experience-PRO.

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lubbockdave I don't think this is the place for you if you are going to get this butt hurt over someone telling you that you killed a "whooping duck".


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