The king eider was banded on St. Paul Island on March 14, 1996 as an adult. Here’s exactly how special this bird is: from 1962 to 2011 only 591 king eiders have been banded. Of those, only nine bands have been collected. Peterson’s makes 10.
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Whistlers and wigeon squeals cut through the dark the next morning as he and I sat a small pond. Colors peeped from the shadows as ducks splashed down. By 8 a.m., I’d broken the extractor on my old gun and Diego and I had to take turns with his Beretta, chiding each other’s shooting from our layouts. We quit shy of our limit after I swung on a flock of five teal, aimed for the lead bird, killed the three behind it in one shot, and then shot the fifth. Enough, already.
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It’s a fact we learned in kindergarten: Water runs downhill. It collects in low-lying areas, forming wetlands. Generally speaking, it is there that waterfowl – and waterfowl hunters – spend favored days of their lives. But generally speaking, there are exceptions to every rule. The rugged Andes Mountains in which Peru duck hunting takes place is one such exception. (Note: Since this story was published, Peru’s hunt calendar has changed to exclude the take of Torrent Duck, Andean Ruddy and Giant Coot) Referenced hunt: Peru Duck Hunt
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The staccato voices echoed down the shore as I peered into the slow-rising sun for the one bird that had brought me thousands of miles in January to a small island in the middle of Alaska’s Bering Sea.
And there it was: a drake king eider.
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SATARTIA – No matter what day of the year it is, it’s duck season somewhere. That’s Ramsey Russell’s motto. Russell, of Brandon, owns the duck hunt booking business GetDucks.com and has hunted waterfowl around the globe. In the spring, he might be in Russia. In the summer, he could be in South America or Africa. But when September rolls around, there’s only one place you can find Russell. “Boy, come September, I’m here hunting teal unless it’s a life-or-death matter,” said Russell.
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But what about those places that do have great or unusual wingshooting? How far would we be willing to venture if we knew that the world’s most exotic bird hunting waited on the other end?
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The Ducks Unlimited Television crew traveled to Québec last spring for a greater snow goose hunting along the St. Lawrence River. This photo essay provides a glimpse of this unique late-spring hunting opportunity.
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For hardcore waterfowlers with big aspirations, we selected 8 ducks to hunt before you kick the aforementioned bucket. Start booking your airline flights now.
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Passion drives the thing. Traveling to hunt is no longer for elitists. One of my favorite hunts last year was a Maine eider expedition. The guys in camp were regular Joes with guns from DU banquets, and it was their second trip – during a recession! So I talked to Ramsey Russell, a biologist and international man of duck-hunting mystery, who brokers hunts all over the planet. We came up with a list of reasonably priced must-do hunts in the Americas.
This list is merely a good start. Print out these pages, paste them on the fridge, circle a dream hunt or two and go tell your wife what you want for Christmas. You won’t have to twist her arm to go to Mexico. Whether it’s 37 species you seek or just great experiences, the only thing that happens if you wait, is you get older.
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