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jeepguy

Oldsquaw we shot in Nodak!!!

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jeepguy

We shot this oldsquaw in north dakota. Kind of an odd duck to see in nodak. Anyone know how rare this is? Has anyone ever seen one of these in nodak?

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Scott M

Try that photo posting again or send to myself or others to have them post....Would love to see picture, but no matter what, a cool story.

Congrats. Puttin' it on the wall?

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jeepguy

How do I post pics? It is at the taxidermist as we speak? Not a fully mature bird, but we (3 guys in our group) are thinking a little plaque on the mount would be cool.

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Central Bassman

If you have a picture of it email it to me, i can post it on here for you.

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norwall

I've seen them in the spring in so MN sometimes. In the fall tho,it probally got blown off coarse.

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Central Bassman

Here you go Jeepguy...

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hanson

Sweet bird!!!

I still call them "Oldsquaws" too but most people don't know that is not the correct name for this duck anymore.

Here's some information, pretty interesting stuff-

Why was the Oldsquaw re-named Long-tailed Duck?

The following report from the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature was cited verbatim from:

American Ornithologists' Union. 2000. Forty-second supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist of North American Birds. Auk 117:847-858.

The Committee was petitioned by a group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska to change the English name of Clangula hyemalis from Oldsquaw to Long-tailed Duck, the name used for the species outside of North America. The basis for the petition was that the species is declining in numbers in Alaska, and conservation management plans require the help and cooperation of Native Americans. The biologists were concerned that the name Oldsquaw would offend the Native Americans. Requests to change the name had been made to the Committee in past years by some who consider the word "squaw" to be offensive. The Committee declines to consider political correctness alone in changing long-standing English names of birds but is willing in this instance to adopt an alternative name that is in use in much of the world.

Change English name of Clangula hyemalis from Oldsquaw to Long-tailed Duck to conform with English usage in other parts of the world. Change Notes to read: Formerly known as Oldsquaw in North America.

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Sumander

I worked with a guy who shot an Oldsquaw In the Detroit Lakes area. He had it mounted and in his office.

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mnhunter2

Its a rare but not unheard of duck in the dakotas my buddy shot one on Bitter a few ago, pulled it out of a flock of bills.

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outdoor ran

Oldsquaws arn't has rare as they use to be. We find ourelves shooting a couple every year. They sure are cool looking. Its the only duck I have on the wall. Ducks that are more rare for me where I hunt are. Rudys, Barrows goldeneye, eiders, and cin. teal. Congrats on a sweet duck. Don't even get me started on the name change wink.gif

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Dean Schellinger

Very cool, I would imagine the great lakes surrounding Wisconsin have something to do with you shooting Long-tailed ducks fairly often

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Sartell Angler

hoping to shoot an Oldsquaw someday

NICE!

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IceHawk

congrats on a rare trophy bird!

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bluebill

cool bird i want one

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swedishpimple

We got one on Lake of the Woods about 3 years ago. They look a lot like the buffleheads we were pounding.

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poncho

In 1998 I shot an Oldsquaw in S.E. Iowa! Talk about blown off course. I've got it hanging on my wall in my living room, cool looking bird.

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