Never Looked At It This Way

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Never Looked At It This Way

Postby PorkChop » Thu Apr 27, 2023 11:23 am

Came across this cartoon this morning. I guess if I know there are mallards in the area I will try to shoot a limit of them just because more meat however if Buffelhead‘s is all I have then Buffelhead‘s it is. I have hunted With guys though that will only pull the trigger if it’s a mallard.

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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Rick » Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:44 pm

They're big, bright, easy to call and easy to hit: what's not to like?
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby 5 stand » Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:59 pm

I haven't passed up a shot at a buffalohead in years... :duck:
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Deltaman » Thu Apr 27, 2023 1:25 pm

Those good looking drakes are hard to pass up when in full plumage, and the duck traffic slow.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby plainsman » Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:01 pm

only ones I don't shoot are teal. A waste of ammo
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Rick » Fri Apr 28, 2023 5:05 am

plainsman wrote:only ones I don't shoot are teal. A waste of ammo


Different stokes: I'm not much of a shooter, but when green-wings haven't been in our duck mix for a while, I'll find myself craving them as targets. And they're a table favorite at our house.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Ducaholic » Fri Apr 28, 2023 7:19 am

plainsman wrote:only ones I don't shoot are teal. A waste of ammo



We like them so much they are the only ducks that get plucked whole and are coveted at the table as Rick indicated.
The big ducks get breasted no skin and we also filet the drum sticks as well skin on for a duck leg gravy that is as good as it gets.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby PorkChop » Fri Apr 28, 2023 8:30 am

Zero problem shooting teal! Wish ours had more fat on them. I especially love it when they show up while we are field hunting. Seems like they have been hitting the fields more and more every season and with proper shot placement most times you can get more than one per shot.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Rick » Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:15 am

PorkChop wrote:...with proper shot placement most times you can get more than one per shot.


Had our late camp owner's grandson with me one youth day when he Scotch-doubled on his first shot, whiffed on his second and Scotch-doubled on his third. Only time I've ever seen that, but wouldn't credit proper shot placement...
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby PorkChop » Fri Apr 28, 2023 1:06 pm

Kid was probably happy as heck!!
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Jimmy » Fri Apr 28, 2023 2:34 pm

Glad to see duck talk here. I agree that Teal are special in many ways.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby SpinnerMan » Fri Apr 28, 2023 3:37 pm

The only thing special about teal where I hunt is how especially rare they are. I've never shot or even saw a BWT shot. I do see a few in early goose season, but never got a shot. 3.5" 1 5/8 oz BB are good for teal, right? I've got less than a half dozen GWT. I'm happy when I shoot a mallard. Happier when I shoot any other species of duck with but a few exceptions. Very rare I pass on any duck. Mostly because if I do, I probably passed on the only duck of the day.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Pennydog1 » Fri Apr 28, 2023 3:45 pm

Growing up i lived by a nearby cattail swampoutside of rockdale il and took for granted all the teal we had to shoot ,that was in the 60s and 70s where i live now near braidwood cooling lake area i havent shot a teal since,how times have changed.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Ricky Spanish » Sun Apr 30, 2023 5:53 am

Pennydog1 wrote:Growing up i lived by a nearby cattail swampoutside of rockdale il and took for granted all the teal we had to shoot ,that was in the 60s and 70s where i live now near braidwood cooling lake area i havent shot a teal since,how times have changed.

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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Ricky Spanish » Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:00 am

This was started here.
It will end here.

Betty the chosen one is coming...
"I will kill him like with a rock or something".
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby Pennydog1 » Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:48 am

Ricky Spanish wrote:
Pennydog1 wrote:Growing up i lived by a nearby cattail swampoutside of rockdale il and took for granted all the teal we had to shoot ,that was in the 60s and 70s where i live now near braidwood cooling lake area i havent shot a teal since,how times have changed.

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the heydays of that area is long over,only the destruction done from over hunting it remains
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby PorkChop » Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:51 am

Ricky Spanish wrote:This was started here.
It will end here.

Betty the chosen one is coming...
"I will kill him like with a rock or something".



Once again stop posting senseless garbage on other peoples topics or at least mine. you have your own thread to post such things. Every post is not about you nor does it need you to add something to it. It was a nice two day break of being able to have a conversation without senseless garbage added.
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Re: Never Looked At It This Way

Postby uncle Jed » Sun Apr 30, 2023 11:19 am

PorkChop wrote:
Ricky Spanish wrote:This was started here.
It will end here.

Betty the chosen one is coming...
"I will kill him like with a rock or something".



Once again stop posting senseless garbage on other peoples topics or at least mine. you have your own thread to post such things. Every post is not about you nor does it need you to add something to it. It was a nice two day break of being able to have a conversation without senseless garbage added.

God, he's a pain in the ass
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