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Quill Lake Goose





Quill Lake Goose
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Here is a quill lake goose I shot friday morning...definitely going on the wall
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Posted On: 12/19/2011 11:22 AM
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Tags: goose, quill, lake, shot, friday, morning...definitely, going, wall
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Region: North Dakota

Categories: Hunting > Goose Hunting
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RegisteredUser

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 11:34 AM | Reply #1 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
If that is a Quill lake, it is he biggest one I have ever seen. But not sure if that is a true Quill Lake goose.
Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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Joined: 09/30/2005
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 11:48 AM | Reply #2 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
That is one of the nicest Quill goose i've seen. That is exactly what a mature "Quill" looks like. Those wings are spectacular. Taxidermists should be calling you to mount that thing so they can take it to shows. Very nice, very lucky to get one. Congratulations
"What is it about a set of antlers that makes everybody so stupid?"
“My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.”

RegisteredUser

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 11:59 AM | Reply #3 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
I thought they had  mostly dark belly? Don't get me wrong, that is a beautiful goose. I was just under the impression that they looked a little different.
Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

RegisteredUser

Joined: 09/30/2005
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 12:27 PM | Reply #4 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
Just do a quick google image search "quill lakes goose" the white starts to take over the entire goose as they age.
"What is it about a set of antlers that makes everybody so stupid?"
“My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.”

RegisteredUser

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 12:42 PM | Reply #5 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
j.k Said:
Just do a quick google image search "quill lakes goose" the white starts to take over the entire goose as they age.


Oh. Well thats really cool. Congrats Hardcorehunter.
Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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Joined: 09/21/2011
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 12:59 PM | Reply #6 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
Sweet !! Great trophy!! Congrats on a fine wall hanger!! Prob wasen't to hard to pick that one out with those sweet wing tips!!

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Joined: 11/09/2007
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 2:23 PM | Reply #7 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
j.k Said:
Just do a quick google image search "quill lakes goose" the white starts to take over the entire goose as they age.


Actually, if you do more than a quick google search, you'll find out that the whole "quill lake goose" theory is something that is totally made up but has been spoken of for years to describe canadian geese with abonormal amount of white feathers. They don't originate from Quill Lake or any of that. I have shot two geese like this and have seen dozens of other, and even dozens more in this photo gallery. They are cool looking with odd discoloration, but nothing more. My brother shot a pheasant like this and I had a robin in my backyard with similar odd white plummage. Both from Quill Lake? Nope. Just some white feathers where normally they are colored. Probably gene mutation of some sort. I did see an article once about a pair of snow goose/canada goose hybrids that were shot near a lake called Quill Lake and I guess this is how the whole Quill Lake thing got started for all canada geese that have any amount of extra white plummage. For what it's worth, yours is one of the cooler looking honkers I've seen like this.

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Joined: 09/30/2005
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 2:39 PM | Reply #8 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
this is why i always say "Quill" goose. I think most people know it isn't an actual sub-species.....
"What is it about a set of antlers that makes everybody so stupid?"
“My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.”

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Joined: 09/05/2008
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 7:28 PM | Reply #9 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
Great Looking Bird!!  Congratulations! 

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Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 7:59 PM | Reply #10 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
that is awesome!...congrats!!!

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Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/19/2011 8:21 PM | Reply #11 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |



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Joined: 11/03/2009
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by on 12/19/2011 9:43 PM | Reply #12 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
 Sweet lookin bird, only if it was banded




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by on 12/21/2011 08:40 AM | Reply #13 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

From what I understand, it is the same condition that causes a few specimens of many different species to have white patches. Think of a piebald deer. There are may other species that can be "pied". The condition is "partial leucism" and I'm pretty sure it's the same condition that causes canada geese to have varying degrees of what this picture shows. It's not albinism, and it's not complete leucism, it's partial leucism. I suppose because there are so many canada geese around these days it shows up a little more frequently.


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by on 12/21/2011 08:59 AM | Reply #14 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
^ ^ ^ You would be exactly right.
"What is it about a set of antlers that makes everybody so stupid?"
“My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.”

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Joined: 10/03/2007
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/21/2011 10:08 AM | Reply #15 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
Thanks everyone for the congrats!  Yeah he was very easy to pick out.  I have also shot a few of these but this is by far the best one I've shot. 
-Hardcore Hunter

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Joined: 12/22/2011
Location: ND, USA
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by on 12/22/2011 7:40 PM | Reply #16 "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |
That's me holding your goose bro!  What a b-day present man!

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