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A day we dream of....

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What a day. Beautiful morning. Plenty of ducks. They were working to the call. We didn't have to hurry and get our limit. Could've been some by 7am easy but waited and had a quality hunt. Was able to pick and choose the birds we wanted. Then the last bird to finish my limit was a true Black Duck. First ever in 30 years of waterfowl hunting.
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Nice
We have been doing incredible when the wind blows. Today and yesterday real slow, no wind.
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Mike Guidry
need to put that picture straight dingleberry
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Peschier
How's that? Phone has a mind of its own.
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Nice Job
Thats a nice job on the black duck. Keep up the good work.
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Wow!
Nice bag of beautiful birds and a great description of the morning. Great hunt!
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SWEET!
Great hunt! got two black ducks last week going on the wall!
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Congrats
Congrats on the two black ducks addict! Did you get the pair? Mine will defiantly be on the wall.
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different trophies for different folks
It is cool to see how different people value different species of ducks. When I was a kid my trophy was a greenhead. These days it is a nice canvasback, redhead, or pintail. Lucky enough to get the canvasback. Hoping for the other two in nice plumage one of these days. I suppose a black is a really nice looking duck, though i've seen and killed them all my life since i've started hunting at a young age. Congrats!
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Congrats
Congrats mike and Bill. Awesome hunt
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BLACK DUCK
I have only killed a handful since 1961 when I started. I got lots of mottled ducks and had people tell me it's a black duck. I did't know any different until I took a semester of Water Fowl Biology at SLU in the Fall of 72 . I have forgot a lot of what was taught but I do recall how to ID a black duck and what you have a photograph of is a Black Duck.
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Hybrid
Good shooting! I am originally from Black Duck country and this one may be a black/mallard hybrid. It is not uncommon for this to occur. They usually get some green in their heads and sometimes have a little bit of the curly tail will appear. The large feathers that cover the legs can also be a mix of the black and white mallard feathers along crossed with the black and dark brown of the black duck all in the same feather. Hopefully we see more of these passing through!
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