Something to share with the wing shooters -- my first duck

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  1. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter New Member

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    I've was never much into hunting growing up... except for shooting birds with my BB gun and feeding them to my cats. But last year I woke up and realized that my mission in life going forward was to harvest critters. So I took up duck hunting. Here's my first duck:

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    I shot it in East Texas last December. Just got it back from Taxidermy this week.

    Benelli Cordoba, #4 Hevi-Shot
     
  2. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    Looks great! It's on my to-do list but I haven't been fortunate enough to go duck hunting yet.
     

  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    [noob hunting question]

    why doesn't the duck have holes in it?
     
  4. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    [noob hunting guess]

    Fixing those holes is probably part of the taxidermy process.
     
  5. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter New Member

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    noob got it in one... bear in mind, it doesn't take a whole lot of shot to bring a duck down... I got this one thru the hind section with a few through the chest.
     
  6. USMC - Retired

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    Feathers cover pellet holes very well. Even if you break a wing a good taxidermist can put the bird back together so you'll never know.
     
  7. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    Congrats - nice mount!


    Its amazing what a taxidermist can do to hide an imperfections on the animal
    I had a duck mounted that hung on the wall - it stayed with my ex.

    He shot it with a bow from across a creek
    he wouldn't die
    so I hopped across the creek & put another arrow thru it.
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol:

    Because he probably would not have paid the taxidermist for it if it came back all bloody with the head dangling off to oneside with its beak open and the tongue sticking out.

    :lol:
     
  9. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I dunno. AeroShooter's one weird guy...
     
  10. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter New Member

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    Thanks! I'm quite proud of it. Duck hunting with a bow! That's got to be difficult. Even if they're on a bank, they never seem to sit still for more than a few seconds.

    It's because I like Glock's & Benelli's, and sell perfectly good Winchester lever-action rifles, right?
     
  11. budder

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  12. Tinkerhell

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    :rotfl2:
     
  13. luke0927

    luke0927 New Member

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    Nice im ready for Open day of dove season and quail hunting this year.