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Last year while hunting with my dad and brother we had a couple of drake cans pass by. My dad got the first shot off and sent one sailing and my brother teamed up on the 2nd one. I volunteered to go look for my dad's. We were hunting a lake and there was a big slough behind us. I go back by the slough and there was his can out in the middle laying dead with the wind not moving it. This slough was very muddy and I knew only one way to get it. With my waders I started out in the slough, sinking with every step. I knew if I stopped I would be stuck. I got the duck and made it back. Had to sit by the slough for awhile to catch my breath. Brought it back to dad and his eyes lit up. He has been hunting waterfowl for 40+ years and has never shot a drake canvasback. My dad has never gotten anything mounted. Long story short, my brother and I talked him into mounting this one. He got it done at Flyway Taxidermy by St. Cloud, and Jerry did one awesome job on this duck. It has to be one of the nicest mounts I have seen. The picture doesn't do it justice. I would highly recommend Flyway Taxidermy if you guys ever want a duck mounted.

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Very cool Buddy. Tell your old man that I approve. And tell your mom that would look great in the kitchen I think! That way everyone will see it when you walk in the door.

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Love the mount! Awesome!

I've got a Drake Buffy that I'm going to do something similar with, plopped down on a rock but I'm not sure if I'm going to have the foot sticking out like that.

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I guessed that was Jerry's work before I even read your story. He does the best work I've seen.

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Dukhnt,

First of all, congratulations to your father for bagging a beautiful canvasback. I shot one last weekend

Is there any way you could take a couple more pictures of that mount sometime from different angles, or if you already have then that's great. The thing is, that I have never seen a pose as perfect as that one, and I was thinking about getting it re-created with mine.

If you could that'd be great, I'd really appreciate it!!

Thanks

Rusty Jones

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I won't be out to my parents for another week. I will try to get some photos of it then. Congrats on your can, they are beautiful ducks.

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I don't mind waiting, whenever you get them just let me know and I will have you e-mail them to me if that suits. Thanks a lot!!!

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