Banded diver

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Re: Banded diver

Postby quack wackr » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:14 am

Weedwacker wrote:Pretty fortunate to have harvested this Golden Eye this year . That's my hunting partner Morgan GSP who will bring them all back to hand, even on the last weekend of the year!


thats thats an awesome band ! is your dog wearing a old school camo life vest ? lol
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Re: Banded diver

Postby woodduck31 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 am

I have consistently shot the band off of every single banded duck I have shot over the past 46 years, puddler or diver. At least that is what I tell everyone after I pick up a duck, "shot the band right off of this one". We shoot way more divers than puddlers and I have only seen bands on mallards, wigeons and wood ducks.
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Re: Banded diver

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Re: Banded diver

Postby bluesclues » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:13 am

In 5 years of hunting divers, neither I or my hunting partners, have ever shot a banded diver.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby m.teeter » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:06 pm

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Banded in saskatchewan, killed in central NC
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:43 pm

That redhead is awesome!
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ohioboy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:14 pm

I am going to shoot lots of bands next year.

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Re: Banded diver

Postby duckman27 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:19 pm

ohioboy wrote:I am going to shoot lots of bands next year.

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A guy I used to hunt with did that. I don't hunt with him anymore :mad:
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Re: Banded diver

Postby RugerandMe » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:06 am

Shot a banded bluebill at NC coast this past year. After I reported it, got a call from the man who banded it a few years back in Canada. He ask me to describe the wear on the band and to send him a picture of it. He was researching the difference in aluminum vs stainless. Thought it was pretty cool that he would reach out like that.

The band was 2 yrs old, aluminum, and I believe if it had stayed on that bird another year or two, you would not be able to read the numbers. Guess that's why you don't see many banded divers.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Weedwacker » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:37 am

quack wackr wrote:
Weedwacker wrote:Pretty fortunate to have harvested this Golden Eye this year . That's my hunting partner Morgan GSP who will bring them all back to hand, even on the last weekend of the year!


thats thats an awesome band ! is your dog wearing a old school camo life vest ? lol


Why yes she is :thumbsup: have some old school clothing myself, some item are timeless and last.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Dep6 » Tue May 14, 2013 6:26 am

Been a few years but I have seen 2 banded Ringnecks killed, both drakes.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby g_maxson » Wed May 15, 2013 12:27 pm

I shoot between 100-150 divers/sea ducks a year and have never shot a banded one. Killed 900 out of our 2 boats last year and not a band.

Did see this one while taking pictures over the winter though.

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Re: Banded diver

Postby stumpjumper1590 » Wed May 15, 2013 4:37 pm

I killed a banded goldeneye last year that also had a web staple. That was a good day ;)


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Re: Banded diver

Postby ByersFarm » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:45 pm

RugerandMe wrote:Shot a banded bluebill at NC coast this past year. After I reported it, got a call from the man who banded it a few years back in Canada. He ask me to describe the wear on the band and to send him a picture of it. He was researching the difference in aluminum vs stainless. Thought it was pretty cool that he would reach out like that.

The band was 2 yrs old, aluminum, and I believe if it had stayed on that bird another year or two, you would not be able to read the numbers. Guess that's why you don't see many banded divers.

Mine was a part of the same study.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Bstyles2307 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:39 am

My buddy shot this one last year! Lake Guntersville at its finest
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Re: Banded diver

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:09 am

Why a double band?
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Bstyles2307 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:27 am

JuniorPre 360 wrote:Why a double band?

That I don't know if someone can chime in.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Diver Slayer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:27 am

I would assume one is stainless and one is aluminum for the same study.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby The Confederate » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:27 pm

Shot about 60 of these the year before last. Only band out of all of them.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby gangrig25 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:19 pm

Shot a few years back over DHC's Rambler decoy.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby PSUbuzz » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:09 am

hen ringneck, banded summer of 2012 when too young to fly in Minnesota. Killed it in Florida 2 days after Christmas. Poor girl didnt survive her first migration

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Re: Banded diver

Postby Whistlerwhittler » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:27 am

I believe that not as many divers get banded because it's more difficult to catch them. Puddlers can be caught in a trap on land, whereas the diver traps I've seen are all set out in open water.

We primarily hunt for divers and have only shot two that were banded. One oldsquaw and one bufflehead.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby WarrenG » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:52 pm

Here in northeast Mississippi I only know of two banded divers being killed in the area. My buddy killed a banded ring neck hen year before last, but this past season I was able to get one at a lake close to where he killed his.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby sluttyshoveller » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:11 am

I shot a banded redhead several years ago. The band was so worn, that i thought that i had shot a very old duck or something. I could only read a couple of the numbers, so i sent it in to get etched. They sent the band back with the information about the duck, and i found out that the band had been on the duck only 4 years. :smile:
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