We're absolutley overrun with wooducks. We float/jump shoot ducks b/c of limited flyway acess since I'm in far eastern alabama. We get the occassional mallard on the creek but usually wood ducks.This is only the second season that I've been waterfowling and I have taken more wood ducks than mallards. I'm trying to find some big water to try to hunt mallards.
Canada and some snow geese, woodduck, mallard, blue and greenwing teal, canvasback, redhead, greater and lesser scaup, common goldeneye, ringneck, gadwall, wigeon, northern shoveller, pintail, oldsquaw, blackduck, ruddy, mandarine, bufflehead, hooded merganser, common merganser, red breasted merganser and i'm sure i'm missing some. Out of these I have'nt shot snow geese, canvasback and mandarine but been with friend's when they have.
I did some waterfoul hunting in Northern B.C. on some small lakes in the Vanderhoof area. Saw a variety of ducks including mallards and Canada Geese. At sunrise in the morning there was literaly thousands!
I got lucky and shot a nice Mallard with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife band on it. I sent away the details and recieved a nice little certificate with details of the age of the bird and place it was banded,cool! My hunting buddy was so jealous...
We have a huge variety of ducks around here I shot any duck I can eat. Have never taken a woodduck yet or a snow goose but hopefully one day I will actually get to see one during hunting season.
I would love to mount a snow gooseand a woodduck. Im going to get a mallard done this year for sure soon as I get a really nice drake.
As a Taxidermist I look at hundreds of Whitetail Bucks every year. I know that I have seen many different ways people judge the size of racks on live deer. I think for the most part they all are pretty close. I'm going to give you some measurements that I have noticed being right on in just about every deer. We have used it in the last couple years and have only been off by about 5-6 inches. We do study the deer while bowhunting so we get a little more time to look at them....