Killing my first duck.

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  1. English_Pointer

    English_Pointer New Member

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    Alright so I went down by Utah lake and me and my dad set out our decoys at 6:45. In the spot there was a group of reeds and we were sitting in the middle. At about 7:30 a group of teal buzzed our decoys but we didn't see them coming. We didn't shoot because when we saw them they were past our decoys. I started quaking and feeding calling. Before they went to far they turned and came back. I told my dad to wait till I said shoot them. He didn't even know they were coming back. By the time I called it and shot the were past our view point. I shot into the mass of 6 and dropped 2. My dad wishes he would've recorded my reaction, I was hooping and hollering. They were 2 blue wing teal hens. Then after a while at about 7:50 two merganser came into the dekes and we both shot. He dropped a hen merganser with a short youth model 20 gauge. I wanted to use his 12 gauge lol and the other 12 gauges had no plugs so we couldn't take them. Anyway the merganser went down and I started to wade out there. The dang sucker took 3 water shots to make it stop swimming away. It was 50 yards out in Utah lake. I was nervous it was going to be too deep so I grabbed a reed to make sure I wouldn't fall into a hole. It was ankle deep the whole way.
     

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  2. OldGriz

    OldGriz Refuge Member

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    Good job! Sounds like it was a fun hunt. Congratulations on your first duck!
     
  3. utahduckhunter

    utahduckhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Congrats on the birds . the teal are cinnamon teal
     
  4. English_Pointer

    English_Pointer New Member

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    Really, I thought cinnamons were more cinnamon colored. Is it just because of how early it is in the season. At first I thought they might've been eclipse blue wing drakes
     
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    Really, I thought cinnamons were more cinnamon colored. Is it just because of how early it is in the season. At first I thought they might've been eclipse blue wing drakes
     
  6. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Possible they could be Blue Wing Teal hens,identical to Cinnamon Teal hens.
     
  7. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Possible they could be Blue Wing Teal hens,identical to Cinnamon Teal hens.I shot one here in Nevada,it was banded so I know it was a Blue wing.
     

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