Cast and Blast South Florida Style - Florida Mallard - bird species # 4
The Florida mallard (fulvigula fulvigula) is a non-migritory subspecies of the Mottled Duck found only in Florida south of Tampa though occasionally it strays into South Georgia. The Mottled Duck is closely related to the Black Duck. Only one Florida Mallard can be taken in a daily bag limit. I got my first one last year on Lake Okeechobee. It flew right at me along with two others and the shot I took was directly over my head. It landed about 15-feet to my right just behind me. Good thing I’m not a crack shot otherwise I might have shot two out of three that day with my great uncles hand-me-down Belgian Browning over/under unaware that they were Florida Mallards.