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Utah swan success

 Just got back tonight from my Utah swan hunt. Had a great day on the water. Didn't realize needed a mud motor boat to get out there. About 30 minute ride.  Stood for nearly 5 hours in knee deep water before the swans finally started to fly for the evening. Probably saw nearly 500 total but only a few would come down to the decoys.

 I missed my first shot but got another chance less than a minute later. Missed my first shot again but connected with the second as it turned and was going away. What a huge beautiful bird. 

 Saw hundreds of various ducks but they wouldn't come in with the swan decoys out. Would love to try it again later when everything is freezing up some. Maybe in a couple years when I draw again. 

 He's already safely in Matt's hands in Clifton waiting to get mounted.

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With the size of a swan I

With the size of a swan I don't know how you missed the first one. 

Congrats on the bird. 

 

Now you need to go after a sandhill crane. 

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Hahaha..all i can say is that

Hahaha..all i can say is that they're deceptively fast for thier size.  And I've very little wingshooting experience. 

I've actually taken a few sandhill cranes a few years back outside Amarillo Texas.  3 a day is the limit on those.  Much more fun.

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Very nice, you sure need a

Very nice, you sure need a big area in your house to mount a bird like that. I knew they where large but man that is huge! Well worth 5 hours of standing to bag that.

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