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December Oldsquaw

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The weather finally provided enough of a break for heading offshore to set a big oldsquaw rig on a few hundred birds we had spotted feeding the ledge this past few weeks. Birds were diving in 60-90 feet of water so we had to get creative on the dekes and longlines. Dawn broke and the long-tailed ducks consistently buzzed the rig all morning. Alot of hens and juvies were passed on, but our hunter from North Carolina held strong and before too long took a few dandies. Pat McGruder at Avian Arts, Dallas has some amazing taxidermy work planned for these prime drakes.

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