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
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...