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Old 12-03-2021, 10:19 AM   #1
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I have never seen any in the wild, but as i type, there is a drake and hen Wood Duck on my pond. Sure wish I had a good camera and telephoto lens right now!

Beautiful Drake!
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:23 AM   #2
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They are incredibly beautiful! I used to see one occasionally in the creek on my lease in Throckmorton county.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:38 AM   #3
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That is cool, I have only seen a few here and there on ponds
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:54 AM   #4
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I guess I take them for granted here in East Texas. They are everywhere. Probably the most colorful and pretty duck there is
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:25 PM   #5
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NOW, I have 2 pairs on the pond!
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:39 PM   #6
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NOW, I have 2 pairs on the pond!
You will probably end up with a group. They are one of the most social ducks. I have one pond near Tulia that has them on it every year. I hunt about 20 other ponds within 10 miles of there and have only seen them on one other. That was just one time. I shot a giant drake several years ago and creative critters did a amazing mount of him for me. Now I just enjoy them landing in the decoys. Mallards are way bigger.
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:44 PM   #7
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beautiful bird for sure
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:34 PM   #8
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Had about 15 of them coming up from a creek to my feeder every day last year. I loved watching them.
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:37 PM   #9
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Are you on the hill by the golf ball??
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:46 PM   #10
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They are just corn bandits in East Texas. Beautiful ones though.
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:11 PM   #11
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Put up some nesting boxes
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:44 PM   #12
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NOW, I have 2 pairs on the pond!
Good time to put up some nesting boxes. They usually start laying in Jan/Feb.
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:24 PM   #13
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They are Beautiful Ducks for sure...my Favorite!!!
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:29 PM   #14
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Not many ducks are prettier.. It's funny how things are... I've never killed a GreenHead mallard but I've killed more Wood ducks than I could count.. Countless drakes..
Heck I can have 50-100 Wood ducks in my backyard ditch(slough)from time to time this time of year..
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:04 PM   #15
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We are luck enough to have a ton that live on our place. I have a feeder beside our lake and I think we feed more ducks than we do deer.
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:20 PM   #16
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Imagine this is Doug's pond, but cleaner.





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Old 12-03-2021, 04:53 PM   #17
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Wow! Awsome Pictures Guys!!
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Old 12-03-2021, 05:45 PM   #18
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Shoot em!!!! and get a closer look
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:10 PM   #19
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I’ve killed 1 duck in my life and it was an wood duck
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:46 PM   #20
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I guess I take them for granted here in East Texas. They are everywhere. Probably the most colorful and pretty duck there is
Yep but I always marvel at their beauty when I shoot one.
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Old 12-03-2021, 08:24 PM   #21
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So, Mudslinger, how much for your duck lease?
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Old 12-03-2021, 08:26 PM   #22
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I have shot quite a few not to far from Rogers. Even got a banded one that was so worn I couldn't read the numbers. I love when they come breaking in over the tree tops and drop into the pond.
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:57 PM   #23
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They are Beautiful Ducks for sure...my Favorite!!!
X2, how can one bird end up with some many different beautiful colors?
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:59 PM   #24
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Great pics, excellent detail shows even in the duck’s feathers.
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