CalendarCalendar   Photos  * FAQ
It is currently Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:11 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:30 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:16 pm
Posts: 44
Anyone ever heard of a Quill Lake Goose???

I killed a goose this year with white feet, white wingtips and the stomach was almost all white.
The cheek patches went almost all the way to the top of it's head.

We saw several others flying with the same color patterns but only shot one.

Local 'know-it-all' said that it was a 'Quill Lake Goose'.

Anyone know anything about this?????

QS




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:09 pm 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:33 pm
Posts: 178
I've heard people call canadian geese with a lot of white on them Quill Lake Geese but it's just a name somebody threw on them years ago. They're either going to be a partial albino or a tame goose / wild goose cross. If yours had white feet I'd say tame goose mixture of some kind. Still a very cool bird to take, if I'd ever shoot one I'd have it mounted for sure.

Destry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:29 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:50 am
Posts: 9
Quill Lake Canadians are not fiction. I shot one 5 years ago when there were quite a few wintering in the Pierre SD area. Friends of mine who hunt geese in that area are very familiar with them and have collected more than a few themselves. Typically having blotchy white patches of feathers and a calico coloration found on the feet and occ the bill shading from gray to orange.2 of those friends are waterfowl biologists for the GFP and they could give more answers about these Canadas that come from the Quill Lake region. If your ever in Pierre ,SD be sure to stop in the sptg sec of Dakotamart and Teton River Gunshop as they both have mounted specimens of Quill Lake canadas. My own hangs above my computer desk..bob16ga


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:08 pm 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:33 pm
Posts: 178
If they've got a lot of white on them and a partially orange bill I'd say they're definitely a wild goose / tame goose crossbreed. Maybe they've got a lot of feral white geese in the Quill Lakes region that are crossbreeding with the wild birds. I don't know why everybody wants to call these things a subspecies or something, they're simply either a cross or partial albino and that's all they are.


Destry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:44 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:05 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Washington State
A quill lake goose is a CANADA goose (not canadian) from the quill lake area of Canada.They have a white area on the breast of the bird resembling a bikini top or a bra.
Do a google search on the subject.
Some of you should not answer questions you know nothing about.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:29 pm 
*Proud to be a*
*Proud to be a*
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:21 pm
Posts: 2937
Location: Pittsburgh
Meats wrote:
A quill lake goose is a CANADA goose (not canadian)


LOL - I've given up trying to tell some people that ... :roll:

_________________
"Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?" - Patrick Henry

I am the NRA, and I vote

"In the eyes of a tyrant, the patriot is a terrorist.." - DCx2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Quill Lake Goose
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:51 pm 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:33 pm
Posts: 178
I've ready all that stuff online, I remain unconvinced. Geese with white feet, orange bills, and a lot of white on them aren't some undiscovered subspecies from the Quill Lakes. They're a wild goose getting with somebody's boat dock goose, it's just that simple.


DLH




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], budrock56, Bumbalough, CCskeetr, Claysmoke27, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, kylebach14, Pathfinder, Shootshellz, TomP41, W I L S O N, wjonessc, Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group     -  DMCA Notice