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The Journey Within

Waterfowl Slam

of North American Waterfowl

43 Species

The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary
Mark Peterson’s quest to hunt and harvest
the 43 different species of waterfowl.

Mark's Progress - 35 of 43

35 of 43 Waterfowl
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Dabbling Duck

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Mallard

Dabbling Duck

Mallard

Length: 20-26 inches
Wingspan: 32-39 inches
Weight: 1.6-3.5 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Black Duck

Dabbling Duck

Black Duck

Length: 21-23 inches
Wingspan: 35-37 inches
Weight: 1.6-3.6 lbs.
Hunt Location: Maine

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Wood Duck

Dabbling Duck

Wood Duck

Length: 19-21 inches
Wingspan: 26-29 inches
Weight: 1-1.9 lbs.
Hunt Location: Florida

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Northern Pintail

Dabbling Duck

Northern Pintail

Length: 23–30 inches
Wingspan: 31–37 inches
Weight: 1-3 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Gadwall

Dabbling Duck

Gadwall

Length: 18–22 inches
Wingspan: 31–35 inches
Weight: 1.8-2.2 lbs.
Hunt Location: North Dakota

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Blue-winged Teal

Dabbling Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Length: 16 inches
Wingspan: 23 inches
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Hunt Location: Florida

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Green-winged Teal

Dabbling Duck

Green-winged Teal

Length: 12.2–15.3 inches
Wingspan: 20.5–23.2 inches
Weight: .3-1.1 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

American Wigeon

Dabbling Duck

American Wigeon

Length: 17-23 inches
Wingspan: 30-36 inches
Weight: 1.1-2.5 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Mottled Duck

Dabbling Duck

Mottled Duck

Length: 17-24 inches
Wingspan: 31.5-34.3 inches
Weight: 1.5-2.7 lbs.
Hunt Location: Florida

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Northern Shoveler

Dabbling Duck

Northern Shoveler

Length: 19 inches 
Wingspan: 30 inches
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

Dabbling Duck

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

Length: 17-24 inches
Wingspan: 31.5-34.3 inches
Weight: 1.5-2.7 lbs.
Hunt Location: Florida

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

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Diver Duck

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Canvasback

Diver Duck

Canvasback

Length: 19-22 inches
Wingspan: 31-35 inches
Weight: 1.9-3.5 lbs.
Hunt Location: Florida

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Redhead Duck

Diver Duck

Redhead Duck

Length: 15 inches
Wingspan: 33 inches
Weight: 2-2.5 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Bufflehead Duck

Diver Duck

Bufflehead

Length: 13-16 inches
Wingspan: 21.6 inches
Weight: .5-1.3 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Lesser Scaup

Diver Duck

Lesser Scaup

Length: 15-19 inches
Wingspan: 27-31 inches
Weight: 1-2.4 lbs.
Hunt Location: Arkansas

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Goldeneye

Diver Duck

Common Goldeneye

Length: 18-20 inches
Wingspan: 30.3-32.7 inches
Weight: 1.8-2.2 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Hooded Merganser

Diver Duck

Hooded Merganser

Length: 15.8-19.3 inches
Wingspan: 23.6-26 inches
Weight: 1-2 lbs.
Hunt Location: Arkansas

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Barrow's Goldeneye

Diver Duck

Barrows Goldeneye

Length: 17–19.2 inches 
Wingspan: 27.6-28.7 inches
Weight: 1.3–2.13 lbs.
Hunt Location: Kodiak, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Common Black Scoter

Diver Duck

Common / Black Scoter

Length: 17–21 inches 
Wingspan: 28 inches
Weight: 2.09 lbs.
Hunt Location: Kodiak, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Common Eider

Diver Duck

Common Eider

Length: 20–28 inches 
Wingspan: 31–43 inches
Weight: 1.8–6.7 lbs.
Hunt Location: Maine

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Common Merganser

Diver Duck

Common Merganser

Length: 23–28 inches 
Wingspan: 31-38 inches
Weight: 2-4.6 lbs.
Hunt Location: North Dakota

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Harlequin

Diver Duck

Harlequin

Length: 15-17 inches
Wingspan: 26 inches
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Long Tail Duck Old Squaw

Diver Duck

Long Tail Duck / Old Squaw

Length: 17.5–23.5 inches 
Wingspan: 28 inches
Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Hunt Location: Maine

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Red-breasted Merganser

Diver Duck

Red-Breasted Merganser

Length: 20-24 inches
Wingspan: 28-34 inches
Weight: 1.7-3 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Ring-necked Duck

Diver Duck

Ring-necked Duck

Length: 15.3-18.1 inches
Wingspan: 24.4-24.8 inches
Weight: 1.1-2 lbs.
Hunt Location: Arkansas

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Surf Scoter

Diver Duck

Surf Scoter

Length: 17-19 inches
Wingspan: 29.9-30.3 inches 
Weight: 2.0-2.31 lbs.
Hunt Location: Kodiak, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

White-winged Scoter

Diver Duck

White-winged Scoter

Length: 19-24 inches
Wingspan: 31.5 inches
Weight: 2.09-4.69 lbs.
Hunt Location: Maine

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Ruddy Duck

Diver Duck

Ruddy Duck

Length: 13.5-17 inches
Wingspan:
18.5 inches 
Weight:
1.23 lbs.
Hunt Location
: North Dakota

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

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Goose

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Canada Goose

GooSE

Canada Goose

Length: 30-43 inches 
Wingspan: 50–73 inches
Weight: 5.7–14.3 lbs
Hunt Location: Oklahoma

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Pacific Brant

GooSE

Pacific Brant

Length: 22–26 inches 
Wingspan: 42–48 inches
Weight: 1.9–4.9 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Crackling Goose

GooSE

Crackling Goose

Length: 24.8-25.6 inches
Wingspan: 42.5-43.7 inches
Weight: 3-5.2 lbs.
Hunt Location: Cold Bay, Alaska

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

White-fronted Goose

GooSE

White-fronted Goose
/ Specklebellly

Length: 25–32 inches
Wingspan: 51–65 inches
Weight: 4.4-7.5 lbs.
Hunt Location: Arkansas

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Ross's Goose

GooSE

Ross's Goose

Length: 22.6-25.2 inches
Wingspan: 44.5-45.7 inches
Weight: 2.3-3.4 lbs.
Hunt Location: Oklahoma

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

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Other

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American Coot

Other

American Coot

Length: 13–17 inches 
Wingspan: 23–28 inches
Weight: 0.94–1.87 lbs.
Hunt Location: Mexico

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Sandhill Crane

Other

Sandhill Crane

Length: 2 ft. 7 in.–4 ft. 6 in.  
Wingspan: 5 ft. 5 in. – 7 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 8.9–10.1 lbs.
Hunt Location: Oklahoma

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

Tundra Swan

Other

Tundra Swan

Length: 47–59 inches 
Wingspan: 43-49.3 inches
Weight: 9.5–21 lbs.
Hunt Location: North Dakota

Mark Peterson embarks on his quest to complete the Waterfowl Slam of 43 waterfowl species in the series The Journey Within – A Bird Hunter’s Diary.  

TRIPLE THREAT

SUPER SLAM

of North American Big Game

29 Species