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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

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Is anyone else having problems with the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks forcing the Wood Ducks out of your hunting area?

They have showed up on my hunting property about 4 years ago (about ten to fifteen) and now they are in the hundreds. During our hunts and fishing trips we would see anywhere from 50-200 Woodies in one morning and now we see 3-5 in one morning. We have not hunted the Whistling Ducks but we will probably start hunting them to try and force them out of the area so the Woodies can return.
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Shoot them
Why aren't you hunting the whistling ducks?
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Quality Not Quantity
They are not on the top of my list of birds that I want in my bag. We do so well with Greys, RedHeads, Mallards, Woodies, and Teal. We have always let them pass and now they are a problem that will be taken care of if the ďBAG BIRDSĒ are not flying this weekend.
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Mexican whistlers?
Are these the Mexican whistlers with big ol' feet that you talking about?
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Yes
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, look them up.
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thx
yeh i just looked em up i always called em tree ducks didnt know the actual name thought it was mexican whistlers. Shot a few of them i think 3 years ago at catahoula lake. Was the only time ive seen them.
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They compete
They will also nest in tree cavities so yes the do compete for nesting spots. They eat just fine shoot them up!
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Good Eatin!
Shoot em up! The couple I've tried were mighty fine pot roasted! It wouldn't surprise me if it were true that they can force the woodies out of the area.

Good Huntin!
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dont feel like it
if u dont feel like shooting them ill take them off your hands
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I can use some!
I can use some pretty birds for my studio display if you get any and dont want to mess with them. I do bird taxidermy.
www.dirtybirdtaxidermy.com
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tag team
eric maybe he will let me and u tag team those bad boys ive never shot one
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