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    I was wondering if there are wood ducks in Alaska.

    I saw a bunch flying around back home in Oregon, and remembered how much I liked to hunt them, but have never seen them up here.
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    I have heard rumors of people killing them out on the flats across the inlet. However, I am not sure whether those stories are true or not. I have also heard a rumor that there was a drake woodie hanging out on a pond near Juneau a few years back, which seems very plausible. Regardless, My uncle killed a drake and hen woodie in Cordova quite a few years back. Probably in the 80's. It was his first year in Alaska and he had just moved up from Georgia so it wasn't a really big deal to him until his partner saw what he shot. I believe he had the drake mounted and gave it to Fish and Game or something like that. I always thought it would be cool to raise a few and maybe put up some boxes on a few streams I know of after they get populated. They sure are one of the prettiest ducks out there, and are not bad table fare too from what I've heard.

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    LG,

    Here in Ohio they're one of my favorite eats. Wrap a strip of bacon around a breast and throw it on the grill...mmm. I hunt a small river and at the first crack of light there are so many woodies, it's hard to pick one and aim.

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    I saw a pair here in Juneau two years ago. They were definatly wood ducks. Never seen any since.

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    I guess it is a matter of luck to see one up here. They are definetly one of the prettiest ducks around, and are excellent to eat.

    One thing I miss in the spring time is hearing them squealing as they fly. And it is kinda weird to see them sitting in a tree. That is one place you really never expect to see a duck.
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    The best for the grill! Fileted with veg cream cheese and jalapenoes wraped in bacon. My fav for teal n woodies. good w/oysters too!

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