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Is This a Storm Wigeon? & Others?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by RefugeYoungGuns, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    The widgeon looks a little bit "stormy," but not a great specimen (as a storm widgeon). Tough to tell from the picture how good of shape he is in (being wet), but widgeon in and of themselves make nice mounts... I would not mount the bird because it is a storm... Although if you do, it will just about guarantee that you shoot a far better specimen as soon as it comes back from the taxi....

    The mallard is an unusual bird, and a cool looking bird... I'd probably put that on the wall.
     
  2. schlag

    schlag Senior Refuge Member

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    I have seen and photographed mallard hens with drake plumage. Would say with 98% certainty that is what it is. You can always sex it! Takes 30 seconds to do.
     
  3. Flyfisher

    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    literally...an old hen mallard. Like when Grandma gets whiskers on her chin.. I have killed 2 exactly like that...
     
  4. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    I use that exact analogy. People understand then.
     

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