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HunterLee

Goose Beard- more pics and story.

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HunterLee    0
HunterLee

This is the full story from Matt:

Story:

This canadian goose was shot about 9 miles northeast of Ada, MN on 09/13/07 during a morning hunt in the Olson-Agassiz Wildlife Managment Area. I was hunting with my co-worker Chris Lee and his Lab Zoey. The lone goose came into the decoys, and as soon as I shot it, I could tell there was something different with this bird. As the dog was making the retreive, my first thoughts was that I had just harvested a goose with a neckband. Those thoughts quickly changed when the bird came into the canoe.

We joked that the goose had a thyriod problem, but after examining the defect, we found it was just a thin cord hanging from the chin, with black feathers that resembled another neck and white chest of another body. If you grab it it just feels like a soft ball of feathers, there is no growth or tumor inside. The odd appendage measures about 6 inches in length.

Still pretty new to the waterfowl scene, I have only been hunting ducks and geese for about 5 years now, and I have never seen nor heard of anything being shot like this. My friends and I have named this the Bearded Goose

Garret Johnson of Get-R-Done Taxidermy in St. Hilaire will be mounting the Goose

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Tippman    0
Tippman

It's a goose gobbler!!

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jblabsnduck    0
jblabsnduck

Looks like it is just a birth defect.

Is that a cackler??? sure looks like one.

I would have taken it to a taxidery guy to see if it could have been mounted.

Most birds are not mountable in the ealry season.

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Scott M    3
Scott M

That thing is awesome!

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HUNTFISH69    0
HUNTFISH69

That'd be a good one for a wall, first i've ever seen like that

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bassman222    0
bassman222

I would throw that ugly thing away! Another week of incubation and that goose would have two heads!

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shae1986    0
shae1986

Wow chris thats weird.

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Borch    318
Borch

Looks like it's part "Goat"! laugh.gif

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HunterLee    0
HunterLee

bump- for story and pics

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tealitup    1
tealitup

Very cool; must have grown up near a nuclear plant or close to 3M's water source smile.gif

Very nice post. Thanks and good luck

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WAG416    0
WAG416

Thanks Chris. Hopefully we can find some more chemically altered geese when you come this way to Hendrum.

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HunterLee    0
HunterLee

No kidding if we are lucky mabe we will get a bearded dove or grouse. Hope you are smacking them tonight later.

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lanyard

What did the opposite side cheek look like? If that thing got sheared along side the head and the flap maintained blood flow, maybe, and the cheek grew back?

Just throwing in an alternative to the Timothy Leary theory cool.gif

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Gordie    0
Gordie

ZZ-TOP would be proud . that goose is a trophy inits self. cool.

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ole matty    0
ole matty

Quote:

ZZ-TOP would be proud . that goose is a trophy inits self. cool.


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WAG416

Quote:

What did the opposite side cheek look like? If that thing got sheared along side the head and the flap maintained blood flow, maybe, and the cheek grew back?

Just throwing in an alternative to the Timothy Leary theory
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I wish I would have taken a photo showing the other side, the "beard" so to speak, hangs off the right side of the chin a little more. The rest of the head appeared to be normal. But it hardly feels like a flap, it is more like a cord under all those feathers.

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