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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Woodcock defect?

Hi,

This fall coming up if you ever shoot woodcock with band or defect I would like to have more detail. I could add your story on my web page.
More info on woodcock deformity you may check my web page.
http://www.braquepyrenees.com/
Thanks for your help, and keep in touch.
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Re: Woodcock defect?

What do you mean by defect?

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What do you mean by defect?
Check the website, Michel and Geneviève post a remider every year for such and has been keeping information on woodcock anomilies for quite some time.

Michel has been keepin info on all his timberdoodlin since about 1971.

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Re: Woodcock defect?

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Re: Woodcock defect?

Sure, Michel I actually look forward to seeing the updates every year.

Seems like the only time I get to see them if when they fly past me.....

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Re: Woodcock defect?

Nearly every bird with a "defect", you are claiming to probably be caused by pellets. Missing toes all caused by pellets?? I'd say not. Having been a part of raising tens of thousands of pheasants, missing toes and "defects" of legs and beaks are pretty common. They were either born like that or they did it to themselves, cause there was no chance of being hit with pellets. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't think that page makes hunters look good at all.
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Nearly every bird with a "defect", you are claiming to probably be caused by pellets. Missing toes all caused by pellets??
I don't think Michel is stating that. He has been banding them since 1983 and been keeping logs on his hunts since 1971. He is an avid woodcock hunter and is very passionate about woodcock management. I dont think his views make hunters look bad at all.

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Here is two reasons. why I'm attracted to this practice, first, I'm studying their migratory flyway patterns, and second, I'm interested in the species habits and longevity.
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April 6, 1999, the weather was mild, so I went out scouting with Zouky to snap some pictures of woodcocks, maybe find a few nests and band some chicks. Zouky went on point at 09:42; a woodcock took flight very oddly as if it had eggs or chicks. I had the feeling that something was wrong. We looked at this hen walk away until it was out of site. We moved closer to take a look at this strange behavior. When we finally caught up to it, surprise! It was wounded at its left wing elbow. I picked it up in my hands and inspected its elbow scrupulously. This injury was recent. The elbow was fractured and blood was trickling, very liquid. The mandible of this hen was impregnated with dried soil.

Why was this bird injured? I could only assume:

1: It could’ve hit a branch while flying off, but not likely.

2: In this area, there is some power line pylons. It might’ve hit high-tension wires.

3: Possibility of depredation?

On another note: If you have ever known someone who has owned a French Pointer (Braque Francais) they probably owe it to him.

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What do you mean by defect?
Check the website, Michel and Geneviève post a remider every year for such and has been keeping information on woodcock anomilies for quite some time.

Michel has been keepin info on all his timberdoodlin since about 1971.
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