Gorgeous birds, Pete. I enjoy seeing your work.
Thanks for the comment fish hound.
Had a bit of time Friday to mount up this Texas blue-winged teal. He was hit hard. Both wings shattered, and two pellet holes through the crescent on his face. I hid it with a tiny ball of plucked cotton.
Amazing work Pete!
Nice Mallard for the table..
Bobcat was added tonight.....
Thanks for the kind words Kona. Means a lot to get feedback, both good and bad. Very sorry to hear about the neck. I too, am a bow hunter before all other forms of hunting, and it conflicts with my Wisconsin hunting to the point, a rarely ever hunt here for ducks. The solace of the woods and the smell of hickory and oak leaves on the forest floor, is equally as nice as the methane from the marsh that fills our nostrils!
I have not checked this forum for awhile but am really impressed with some of the birds and pictures from the last few months.. (Pete-Pec- You have some beatiful looking mounts and I just loved the Cinnamon teal group mount..Great job!!!)..
I gave up waterfowl hunting several years ago to focus on bowhunting and upland game birds.. Tried again this year but a neck issue (spinal stenosis) really has turned out to put the nail in the coffin on anymore watefowl hunts. Kudo's to you guys who still get into duck hunting. Hard to beat a sunrise on a marsh as you wait for ducks to buzz your dekes..
The last birds from January 2018 on Saint Paul island Alaska.
Finally got the bufflehead back long wait but I'm happy with the final product