I know that to be politically correct Old Squaws are technically called Longtails.  That is not a term you will hear any seasoned sea duck hunter use though.  These birds are the most vocal sea duck we have here in Maine.  The males make a noise that is hard to describe and won’t be forgotten once you hear it.

Old Squaws start to show up here in good numbers by mid November.  They are a fast flying duck and will humble many hunters the first time they try a passing shot on them.  Rounding out a bag limit with these sea ducks can make for a fast paced day!