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It appears I shot a hen Common Goldeneye yesterday. Doesn't look like a Barrow's Goldeneye b/c of the black bill. This is my second ever goldeneye to shoot in LA in 35 years of duck hunting. Comments are welcomed, especially if you think it is something else.
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looks to me it's a female golden eye
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Yep...
I shot another hen goldeneye later in the week. Common Goldeneye. I have shot 2 this year and 1 back in the 80's. All hens. Would like to bag a drake to mount it.
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Pretty
The drakes r really pretty i never shot one my cousin shot a hen a few wks ago
how has your season played out so far
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Season
Not bad considering Issac wiped out our feed. Had a near perfect first split by hunting late and smart with a 5.96 ducks per hunter average in the 1st split, but the 2nd split is much slower at 3.92 ducks per hunter effort so far. Season to date my blind has bagged 231 ducks with 47 hunters out of 19 hunts which puts me at 4.91 ducks per hunter effort for the season so far. We will have a tough next 3 weeks with low water and very skittish birds. The major difference between this year and previous years is that we have to hunt as late as 11am or 12pm to get our ducks even on opening weekends and in the first split. Some days I have stayed in the blind till 1:30pm. There just aren't many birds and they don't move much.
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Same
the first split we did ok make 19 hunts shooting an average of 9 ducks a hunt limited out 3 times he storm wiped out a lot of our feed a well made a few hunts on the lease and hunts in different areas and pretty much have had same results birds r being really skidish and shy but for the most part the ducks just are not down this year and the weather is playing a big role in it also
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DUCKS
Addicted r ther any ducks in the D. u.Club yet.
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common Goldeneye hen
nice kill! i killed a barrows golden eye hen in southeast louisiana last year. i was in la sportsman magazine and everything. apparently mine was the first to ever be recorded in my area
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barrow's
what made you sure it was a barrow's and not a common
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Drake Common Goldeneye
Here's a pic of a Common Goldeneye drake, taken in the Chef Pass area about 30 years ago. All black and white, dark greenish head with round white spot on head. Barrow's drakes have more of a teardrop shaped white patch on head.
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