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1st Tundra Swan Hunt

Old 01-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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Got it done with the A+ assistance of Monquin Creek Outfitters. What a hunt!!!!! It snowed all morning, making it even more memorable for my 1st ever tundra swan hunt. Saw over 50 swans during the hunt. A great time was had by all.





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Old 01-18-2014, 08:34 PM
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WAY COOL!! Congrats!!!
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:36 AM
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Cool. I've got both the VA tag and the NC tag this year. I don't think I'll make the VA season but I've got a guide booked for NC on the 24/25 of Jan. I'm looking forward to it.

Are you eating it or mounting it? If I get one I'm eating it. I've got a recipe for a spiced roasted goose I want to try with swan.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:43 AM
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Since it's my 1st tundra swan, I'm gonna remember him for a lifetime. Took him straight to the taxidermist.

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Best of luck with your upcoming hunts. Feel free to post your recipe. Would love to try it one of these days.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:13 AM
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Very cool. Is the meat any good?
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:14 PM
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Very good table fare.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:15 AM
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Congratulations! Shot my first one this year as well on a miserably cold day to! To much fun! It's hard to see how big they really are in pictures! Amazing birds! As for cooking, guides told us when you think it's done it's to late! Unfortunately thats what we did and it was overcooked, still not bad. Will be a beautiful mount!
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:41 PM
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I can sure tell when some are going to fly by or over my head. The sound that their wings make is like very loud and very different. I see them when I'm fishing I have never hunted one. What size shell did you use to bring it down?
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:49 AM
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The sound of them flying so low and overtop of the layout blinds was electric.

I used BBB's to harvest my swan. It took 2 shots to drop him.

I saw numerous birds not even flinch during a point blank barrage. Could have been lousy shooting and they are one tuff bird to bring down. The speed and distance they cover is quite amazing.
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