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Is This a Storm Wigeon? & Others?

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  1. RefugeYoungGuns

    RefugeYoungGuns Senior Refuge Member

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    I am pretty sure this is a storm wigeon, but it is not fully plumed. This is my guess. My real question is, should I mount it? IMG_4614-2.JPG

    I also have this spoony. It has a wigeon breast. I don't know too much what it is. I can get a picture of the wing speculum too. IMG_4539.JPG

    I also was with my friend today when he shot this mallard. We think it is all mallard, but a he/she or an old hen. Thoughts?
    Appreciate any input. Thanks!
     
  2. RefugeYoungGuns

    RefugeYoungGuns Senior Refuge Member

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    RefugeYoungGuns Senior Refuge Member

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    The mallard is 100% getting mounted, but the others? Are they worth it?
     
  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not an expert by any means but that's not what I would call a storm. They have little to no "freckles" on the face. I've only seen one in person and it was the prettiest wigeon I've ever seen. We killed it in Canada several years ago, if I'd have thought I was the one that killed it I would have brought it home to mount.

    As for the shoveler, I don't know. Never seen one with a white belly. Pictures of the wings and back might tell more.
     
  5. Waterfowl fool

    Waterfowl fool Elite Refuge Member

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    Agreed. To me not a storm.

    The mallard hybrid I would mount too.

    Pretty sure it's a Brewers though. Maybe by just a mallard black or something if that nature.

    In the end most of all can only guess when it comes to hybrids




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  6. pukeko

    pukeko Senior Refuge Member

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    The bill on the mallard says hen.
     
  7. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I would agree on that. I would call that an old mallard hen. I've killed or seen killed a fair amount of black mallards over the years and the bill has always been yellow.

    By the way I wasn't trying to take anything away from the wigeon, still a pretty duck. They are probably my favorite.
     
  8. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    Not a storm wigeon.

    Not a Brewer's duck. Old hen mallard.

    Neat spoon, never seen one with a white belly, but it's not a hybrid either.
     
  9. EWUEagles

    EWUEagles Senior Refuge Member

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    That's how I see it too. Now to mount or not is a different story. If you're mounting it because you thought they were hybrids or a prime bird than I would pass. If you want to get them mounted because they are cool (I like the old mallard hen, I haven't shot one like that) or if it's a memory you want to capture I 100% would.
     
  10. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Agree with the others:

    - Regular Widgeon.
    - Odd Spoonie, but probably not spectacular enough to mount.
    - Nice old mallard hen. I would take a picture, so they could get the bill just right when they mount it.

    My .02
     
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