For Phil Robertson, ducks always come first.

That’s why the “Duck Dynasty” star skipped out on meeting with Barbara Walters for her “Most Fascinating People of 2013” special, according to his wife Miss Kay, who sat down with Walters in his place.

“Tell him I have never been superseded by a duck before,” Walters quipped during the special, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by FOX411. The special will air Wednesday on ABC.

“He would rather shoot ducks than talk to us, yes?” Walters mused.

Miss Kay attempted to explain her husband’s decision to the famed interviewer.

“Oh yes. Between, uh, November and January, I told him I didn’t ever plan to die then, because, he may not be at my funeral,” she said with a laugh.

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