Whistlers in November

Discussion in 'Diver Hunters Forum' started by Frank Mahovolich, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. saltdux

    saltdux Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Good subject. Goldeneye make for a great hunt, they are sporty and handsome birds for sure. Barrows have been down here since October and the American/ Commons are showing in good numbers now.

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  2. Frank Mahovolich

    Frank Mahovolich New Member

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    Hi,,,Most of the inland lakes here in Ontario have been frozen for a week
    Duck hunting is now on Lake Ontario,,WHISTLERS,,BUFFLEHEADS,,,
    OLDSQUAWS,,and MALLARDS,,are hunted,,FRANK MAHOVOLICH played
    hockey for the TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS in the 60.sand 70.s,,, not a common name,,lol,,lol,,

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  3. Frank Mahovolich

    Frank Mahovolich New Member

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    Hey Saltdux,,you guys are wild,,lol,,Great hunt,,,,Hunting WHISTLERS is awesome,,,We don,t have BARROWS IN THESE PARTS (dam),,lol,lol,,
    What lake were you guys hunting ??? CONGRAGULATIONS GUYS

    Mahovolich

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  4. saltdux

    saltdux Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Puget Sound saltwater :tu

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  5. saltdux

    saltdux Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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  6. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Great photos. I wish I could get a Barrow's! No luck here in Minnie.

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  7. pukeko

    pukeko Senior Refuge Member

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    I've killed Commons in NorCal, SoCal, and Adak AK. Next year I'm going to Ketchikan for Barrow's. 20140118_190539.jpg
     
  8. jolle

    jolle Senior Refuge Member

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    Tried a setup for eyes here in MO to this past weekend, only saw about 20 and got one. hoping the Temps and ice to the north sends more down this week.
     
  9. Jerky

    Jerky Senior Refuge Member

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    I gotta ask...how do all of you goldeneye hunters clean and prepare your birds? I think they are gorgeous, sporting for sure, and tough as nails. I have only shot commons and breasting them requires me to filet the skin off after removing the meat and I haven't found them too appealing on the plate. I also find them unappealing when the dead bird has rotted salmon flesh and skin protruding from the mouth when retrieved, so I haven't shot at too many since. What am I missing besides a beautiful taxidermy specimen?
     
  10. SwampRatNC

    SwampRatNC Refuge Member

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    Here in Wyoming were I am at the Golden Eyes have started showing up but I have only seen mostly hens. My first duck I ever got when I was 7 or 8 years old was a hen golden eye. Now I am 43 and remember that day every time I take one. We have more commons than the barrows I may see one or two a season. Bout to start hunting them hard the last few weeks.
     

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