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The year of the Euro?...

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  1. green with ring

    green with ring Elite Refuge Member

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    Congratulations, Blue Ribbon trophy.

    I was hunting solo last Wednesday and was getting ready to pick up the decoy's and got blind sided from out of the sun by a single mature Euro drake. It was flying pretty slow and about 12' feet off the water and only about 15' feet from me. It caught me totally off guard. Fired two rounds and whiffed. I got a really good look at him. I'm having a hard time forgetting about that bird. I shot one about 25 years ago but it was a juvy.
     
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  2. Specialbelly

    Specialbelly Senior Refuge Member

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    Lots of euros got brought in to me to mount this season. i believe 9 so far, last year 7 with most of them being hybrids.
     
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  3. Curt Gibson

    Curt Gibson Senior Refuge Member

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  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I fear that is exactly what would happen if I knew what I was shooting at. If I ever get the chance I hope I have no idea what it is until it's dead.
     
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  5. Ajnorcal

    Ajnorcal Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice bird! Saw two get checked in Saturday as I was waiting on blind draws.
     
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  6. dukhuntnfool

    dukhuntnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    :tu
     
  7. orarcher

    orarcher Senior Refuge Member

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    Damn nice bird !!
     

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