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Why is it that you NEVER see the drake buffleheads until late, late<br> season ? <br> i know i can't be the only guy that has witnessed this over the years.<br> i've had countless times where the hen just swims in &amp; sleeps in my dekes,<br> even early season, but you can't buy a drake anywhere.<br> <br> this seems very recognizable, even&nbsp;among all of the diver species combined.<br> What's up with that?<br>
 

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<P>Good theory..... <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp; There are plenty of drakes around, however without having the bird in hand, it's difficult to tell which is which.&nbsp; They, like GE, take a couple years to come into their colors, so what one might think is&nbsp;a hen is actually a immature drake.&nbsp; </P>
 

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<P>EXACTLY...<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp; Gotta love those flocks!&nbsp; Had a one flock of eyes come tearing through the blocks this year...at least 25 birds strong...may have been two or three hens in the bunch.&nbsp; It's awesome to see THAT MUCH black and white....<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
 
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