Old Squaw Hunting (long tail duck)
Scientific Name: Clangula hyemalis
While sea duck hunting the East Coast or West Coast you may encounter Old Squaw. Old Squaw are a small to medium-sized sea duck. It is the only living member of its genus, Clangula; this was formerly used for the goldeneyes, with the Long-tailed Duck being placed in Harelda.
The Old Squaw Duck is gregarious, forming large flocks in winter and during migration. The form these groups for safety and for social company while feeding. They feed by diving for mollusks, crustaceans and small fish. Although they usually feed close to the surface, they are capable of diving to depths of 200 Ft.(60 meters).
Sea duck hunting guides for Old Squaw (long tail)
East Coast Guides on the Atlantic Flyway
East Coast Waterfowlers, Capt. Steve King, NY
Ocean State Outfitters, Capt. Jeremiah Brooks, RI, MA
Ragged Reef Outfitters , Capt. Bill Nyman, WI
Land and Lake Imaging , Danny Klauss “photographer” MI
Flyway Taxidermy , Jerry Froelich “taxidermist” MN
West Coast guides Pacific Flyway
Old Squaw Hunting