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I shot a Mottled duck!!
Flycasting called me yesterday and wanted to know if i had to work all day today and i didn't.Sly I met him at Mt green and we looked all over the weber for some ducks and saw none.Shocked After that kick in the pants we decided to head out to FB. As we pulled up to the parking lot there were litterally hundreds of ducks pouring into the area we intended to hunt. Game on. We got dressed up and headed into the swamp. On the way out we jumped numerous ducks and it got me even more excited. We found a good place to set up and threw out the dekes. In only 25 minutes i shot 5 ducks. The cool thing is the first shot killed a huge greenie and the next shot pummeled a very nice drake Mottled duck!!!
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I was a little confused when i picked it up as it looked like a hen mallard but totally different. The other 3 were a hen and drake mallard and a hen gadwall. I sat in awe having shot yet another rare species for our area. Over the next little while i had several smileys land or almost land in the dekes as well as a nice drake greenwing. I passed several shots before killing another greenie and another hen to finish out the day. I thank Tyler for coming with me today and experiencing this hunt. I know he enjoyed it. Ask him about the pass shot at the big greenhead.Wink
Anyway, i think i am very lucky to have killed some of the rare birds we have around here. 3 woodies, 2 oldsquaws, and now a mottled duck. Not to mention the 4 bands i have. All in all a very awesome day. Thanks for the company Tyler.


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(This post was edited by lunkerhunter2 on Dec 3, 2007, 8:10 PM)

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Re: [lunkerhunter2] I shot a Mottled duck!! In reply to
Very nice. Is a mottled duck a non-migratory bird or is there some other distinguishing feature or characteristic? Looks like you cleaned up out there. Good job.







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Re: [BEARCLAW] I shot a Mottled duck!! In reply to
Tony told me they do not migrate ad they reside in Mexico. I guess this one decided to migrate.


ROR!!!
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Re: [BEARCLAW] I shot a Mottled duck!! In reply to
Here is some info
http://myfwc.com/duck/mottled/


ROR!!!
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Re: [lunkerhunter2] I shot a Mottled duck!! In reply to
Cool. You gonna put it on the wall? Sounds like it's pretty rare.







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Re: [BEARCLAW] I shot a Mottled duck!! In reply to
Absolutely! Just don't know where yet.Shocked


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nice ducks


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