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
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...