Okay - here are a couple of my pics. New camera, so cut me a bit of slack. One is of a drake widgeon I got this fall - and the other is the same widgeon on my wall - just got back from the taxidermist. Explanation: I have shot ducks numbering in the hundreds during my life - but this was the first drake widgeon with nice color (`baldpate'?) ... so I got him mounted. I would really like to get a drake pintail with full color/plumage - and if salvageable - get him mounted. And a pair of mallards.
And nice looking mount!
This is the 1'st year that I have ever seen a wigeon and i'll be picking up 1 I harvested up from the taxi. in 2 week's along with a gadwall. I harvested afew specie's this past season that I have never seen before in my area.
wigeon, gadwall, pintail, shoveller
I see all of these food plot mixes advertised - and I am sure that some of them are super - but why not experiment and come up with something that works great for your plots and your hunting land?
Here is what I did on a new place for this year - this 3. 3 acre plot started as a 10 year old abandoned field that I cleaned up - it had volunteer pines, blackberry bushes, some elm saplings, etc in it...
It was then planted in buckwheat - heavily - in early spring. I lightly fertilized it when the...