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Waterfowl Reference Study: Goldeneyes (Common and Barrow’s)

by Larry Blomquist

Back in the late 1800s the three species of ducks listed above were put in the same genus Bucephala. Buffleheads were formerly treated as the only members of the genus Bucephala, while goldeneyes were incorrectly placed in the genus Clangula in the early 1800s, the genus of long-tailed ducks like old squaws. In 1885 goldeneyes were moved into the genus Bucephala with buffleheads, but biologists may soon change this as they now know the two goldeneyes are well diverged. The genus Glaucionetta may soon be resurrected for goldeneyes.

Common and Barrow’s goldeneyes are very similar so I will present their reference first. What is the difference between a common goldeneye and a Barrows goldeneye?

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Walleye VS Sauger: Can You Tell The Difference?

Walleye VS Sauger: Can You Tell The Difference?

by Keevin Erickson

A common question we get from new anglers is, “Is this a walleye or sauger?” Although obvious on many occasions, Mother Nature has been known to throw a few tricks into the identification process. Depending on the waterbody, walleye and sauger often have many similar characteristics, and the telltail differences between the two aren’t always super defined.

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Reference: And Then There Is The Zander

Reference: And Then There Is The Zander

by Larry Blomquist

I could not end this feature that started last issue with Tim Gorenchan’s excellent article on the details of painting a walleye. Then the question came forward of the difference between walleyes and saugers. The previous article did not mention zanders because as far as I know there are no zanders in Canada. Zanders can be found all over Europe, and as they closely resemble walleyes. While zanders are almost exclusively found in Europe, the UK, and western Eurasia, two lakes in North America hold an actual population of them as well. These waters are Spiritwood Lake and Alkali Lake in North Dakota. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department officially stocked zanders in Spiritwood Lake back in 1989. Since then, these European predators (that look so much like walleyes) have inhabited this water. Here, both Spiritwood Lake, located near Jamestown, and the connected Alkali Lake south of it, hold populations of zanders.

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THE SCIENCE OF CLEAN: How Skullcleaning.com Revolutionized the Art of Skull Cleaning and Custom Articulation

THE SCIENCE OF CLEAN: How Skullcleaning.com Revolutionized the Art of Skull Cleaning and Custom Articulation

by Tom Searls

Founded by Skulls Unlimited International, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of osteological specimens, Skullcleaning.com is a unique business that offers skull-cleaning services to a wide range of customers, including hunters, taxidermists, museums, zoos, and collectors. The company has been in operation for nearly 40 years, providing high-quality skull cleaning and articulation services that have earned a reputation for excellence in the industry and work featured in the Smithsonian and more. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the history of Skullcleaning.com, the services it offers, and its commitment to excellence.

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Painting a Walleye

Painting a Walleye

by Jeff,Brain

The walleye chosen for this particular paint schedule was a rather small, nineteen-inch, two-pound specimen. It was caught in Ontario waters through the ice in mid-March. Our ice fishing season closes on March 31, and most of these fish are caught out in the bay just prior to heading upstream to spawn. The walleye in the Georgian Bay area tend to be very light in color, similar to those from Lake Erie. I believe this is due to the shallow, limestone-based waters.

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