5 year old buck +
That is awesome! ^^^^^^
Sweet boat too.
Sweet boat too.
I agree on the true black. We shot lots of white pin strips and threw them in the black duck bucket.
Only one I ever mounted was banded. Unfortunately not a good band story. It was banded the year before about 10 miles away.
now I did kill an Atlantic brant that was banded in the north west territories of Canada. He was far from home.
How far south do the black ducks go in your flyway? Rare for them to reach Virginia on the Atlantic. Could be wrong on that. I just know most southern hunters never see them.
i know it’s not his flyway but I’ve killed one in southern kentucky and was on a hunt where we killed one in middle Georgia. I think they can make pretty far south in the Atlantic flyway.
Just for “because”. The guy in the pic with gun and rod is my best friends nephew. He is the proud owner free of charge for about 250 decoys. I gave him everything I had but the 12 cork black ducks deks I carved.
I told him I’d borrow them some day, but haven’t.
If I ever give up deer hunting again I might borrow them. can’t do both. I’m all in or not in.
Post up a pick of your black duck dekes if you have one. It’s neat to see what others are using especially hand made.
For whatever reason it seems like black duck decoys will pull in rig shy birds later in the season, maybe they just show up better in low light?
I am a decoy nut, I got into collecting a little but it’s normally just wood Cans anymore.
I even put out an all wood rig late in the season for a good dose of nostalgia ..but it stays closer to the boat to try and keep them from getting more shot up.