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Decided to head up to Maine for Common Eiders to add another species to my North American Waterfowl Slam. A bud and I set this up back in March. The Eider hunt was with Rising Sun Outfitters out of Machias, ME. We arrived a day early and stayed/hunted with Silverton Sporting Ranch out of Canaan, ME where I shot my first drake Black Duck and my bud, Steve, shot his first Mallard. The Eider hunt was a lot of fun. Huge birds! The first two days we shot four man limits of Common Eider. Ended up shooting a nice drake Old Squaw and Drake Surf Scoter on the last day of the Eider hunt. Added four new species to my slam (currently at 23 of 41). I'm fortunate that my wife is a taxidermist!

 

I'll be deployed for next years deer/duck season so I might head to TX late winter/early spring 2017 for hogs and coyotes.

 

Next trip will be to Alaska for King Eider and Harliquin.

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Another great hunt . Nice variety of birds . I'm starting to get jealous , love duck hunting .

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That's probably at the top of my waterfowling list!! Congrats!! I'd like to throw in a Brant too and maybe head down to NC for a swan while I'm at it!! Awesome trip!!!

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Nice pictures. I duck hunted for 20 years, but never saw many or any of them, unless the black duck is the same as a Texas mallard. Good hunt.

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My wife is a taxidermist and just finished a couple of mounts for me as a surprise for my recent return from deployment. I couldn't be happier. The standing mount she used to compete with and placed second!

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Those are great looking mounts!! Congrats to her on the second place finish!!

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