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A buddy shot this cool cross in the south grasslands.
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Since this is more a pet question I’m posting here as opposed to the gun dog forum, also wanting to get more views and opinions.
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One of my blind partners took his boys out today and they shot this drake mallard with what appears to be a band clipped into the webbing of its foot. Anyone ever see anything like this before? Have any intel?
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Been working on this farm since April . it’s on a great flight line between refuges and on a river that floods the bottoms easily
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He waits at the door when I pull up and comes out to carry in a bird. He doesn’t care when I leave him home anymore. Loves life in the house, but the second I get home if I don’t give him a bird he pouts. He walks it in, shows it to momma so she can tell him what a good boy he is, and then brings it to the garage. At four months shy of fifteen, he can do whatever makes him happy. Keep up the good work Mag!
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Can anyone help me with this decoy, what is it Herters? What year?
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Do a lot of you guys/gals hunt on Thanksgiving morning? My late brother & I used to do a quick 3-4 hour duck hunt then go home, dress out some ducks (if we were lucky), clean up & head to Mom & Dad's for late/early dinner.
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One more time
I had 1 left in the freezer a small 4lbr so I let it rip
Found it yesterday looking for a chicken and thought what the heck
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There is always lots of controversy About eating ring necks and I mostly toss the very few I kill every year in the old stick pile.

Quick pan fry in olive oil and wonder flour and or course heavy sprinkling of old bay!!