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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Eagle Head Goose

So recently I have moved back to TN. (Food sucks) I have finally come out from under being sick, boxes, too much family for Christmas and finally made it out to duck hunt with some old childhood friends.

Well we dropped a few ducks and I send my dog out to get them. I am not paying attention to anything other than my dog. All the sudden my buddy starts hitting his goose (Canadian) call and shoots. He drops what appears to be a goose of some sort. The damn thing has a white head, but the rest is grayish blue.

I thought it was a blue goose, but all my friends call it an eagle head goose. I have never heard of it. Is that the same thing as an immature snow goose?



mylsuhat
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Mix between a snow and a blue I believe


Image: http://www.gooseguidesinc.com/testimonials/pics/orig/p1196561666.jpg width=400
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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Mix between a snow and a blue I believe


Blues and snows are actually the same species.


mylsuhat
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Right, but they do the dirty and produce a eagle head, right?


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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Blues and snows are actually the same species.


Right. A blue is just an immature snow goose.


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choupiquesushi
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it's why snows.. are smarter than blues.....



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Geauxtiga
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This post was edited on 12/27 at 12:28 pm


mylsuhat
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I saw Canada goose a lot but it still feels weird and I always get looked at like I'm the dumbass


Geauxtiga
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Yeah I know. It's like "lie" "lay"; or "burst". To use them correctly means people are numb-struck.

I edited it out, sorry. I had posted that there was no such thing as a "Canadian" goose. They're all "Canada".


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choupiquesushi
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Eagle Head Goose
hehhh.... I honestly didn't know that




don't feel bad.. I know some guides - heck some that worked for me.. that didn't know that...


now there is an awfully rare 1 or 2 that can pop up.... and I mean rarely.. which is a blue phase ross' goose..or a ross' goose period... I have been around an awful lot of dead geese.. and have only seen about 5 blue phase ross' and about 20 ross' geese



mylsuhat
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smaller and rose/pink bill right?


Geauxtiga
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and I mean rarely.. which is a blue phase ross' goose..or a ross' goose period... I have been around an awful lot of dead geese.. and have only seen about 5 blue phase ross' and about 20 ross' geese
I'd posted "Ross" then did a search to check and only saw white ones. I believe you and had seemed to remember the Ross being what you're saying- just the pic I found happened to be a white one.





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choupiquesushi
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smaller and rose/pink bill right?



yes.. had a brief argument with a guide that worked for me once.. thinking they got 2 immature snows.... when in fact they got 3 ross'.

all 3 ended up getting mounted...

we had a blue phase ross the same weekend it got put in a pile with 50 something other geese.. and took lil choupique about 30 minutes to "re-find" the "different" blue goose....


fillmoregandt
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Right. A blue is just an immature snow goose.



Not necessarily. A blue goose is just a blue phase of a snow. Not necessarily younger or immature. A blue can be (and usually is) in the blue phase it's entire life


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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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So is an Eagle head just another name for a blue goose or is it blue phase Ross? OR, is it something different all together?


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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So is an Eagle head just another name for a blue goose or is it blue phase Ross? OR, is it something different all together?


white headed.. blue goose... a ross' goose like that - would be ridiculously rare -


Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Thats what I thought. Just never heard it call that before. But hell, never heard a Woodie called a whistler before this year either.



mylsuhat
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Woodie called a whistler before this year either.
thats messed up



We've called "black bellied tree ducks" whistlers though


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