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What is your favorite Duck to hunt and shoot ,Anything but a Mallard

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  1. Backwards bleed

    Backwards bleed Senior Refuge Member

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    No need for me to shoot anything I wont eat except for starlings, sparrows, crows, coyotes, and coons.
    I can honestly say that i can identify almost every kind of waterfowl in flight long before they are into gunning range.
     
  2. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd add Bobcats and foxes to your list as well. I've got no problem shooting mergansers and not eating them because I like to catch fish. I don't usually because it's just unnecessary shots when our area generally has too much pressure anyways. Same reason I don't shoot buffleheads. I wish they'd let us shoot cormorants just to save some fish, I hate those nasty birds.
     
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  3. Backwards bleed

    Backwards bleed Senior Refuge Member

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    I forgot about fox and I would hammer the heck out of cormorants if I could.
    Bobcat is actually excellent to eat. I use the meat for trapping bait. I also do not have a problem killing an animal for its hide. As long as an animal is getting utilized I am ok with it. What I dont like is the guys that take pictures or birds for their social media, and then dump them in the ditch. I can tell those guys a mile away. They are the same ones that say snow geese suck. They obvious have never tried one because I would rate every snow i have ever eaten as better than a canada and right behind a speck in tenderness quality of flavor. That's a mountain of snows too.
     
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  4. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't have a problem killing anything as long as there is a justifiable reason for it. Predators, varmints, fur bearers, crop damage, pests etc. I'd try most things if it looked tasty and smelled good. My nephew told me a couple weeks ago he was gonna try some crows he shot. Of course I have given him a pretty hard time about it but I'm impressed he's willing to try them. I agree about snow geese, never had a problem eating them. I think they are good. The only exception here is when the marsh gets burnt and they get in there grubbing for roots and whatnot.
     
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  5. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    I shoot COVID-19 carriers that don’t stay home, I also shoot TP hoarders.
     
  6. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Hands down.....:yes!

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  7. Mike Connor

    Mike Connor New Member

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    Green-winged teal are fun and a challenge. Quick, fast and darting, but will circle back to a good whistle. And, great eating.
     
  8. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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  9. MarshmanDon

    MarshmanDon Senior Refuge Member

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    Mallard did t make the list, Sprig 50 cent
    Ruddy 1dollar, baldpate 50 cent, wonder how much corn they fed those ruddy 's.
     
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  10. Backwards bleed

    Backwards bleed Senior Refuge Member

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    Wild celery. That stuff about extinct.
     

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