"king" of diving ducks, the majestic can is a large diver with a distinctive
wedge shaped head. The male (or bull) has a red head giving way to a sturdy
black bill. The hen is colored with subtle grays and browns and they make a
sharp couple out on the water. These birds are not deceptive at all, when they
want in your decoys they bore full speed making sweeping turns as they
can is a living symbol of market hunting at the turn of the century.
Canvasbacks were prized by market hunters as they brought the greatest prices
at restaurants. Fortunately waterfowl conservation regulations were enacted so
we still have a pretty good population of cans to enjoy today.
Video & photos coming soon