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I've never killed a banded bird, i've seen a few but never when i'm hunting. Last year my girlfriends dad killed a collared goose with a leg iron. Just wondering how many of you guys got some bling this year? It seems like they're hard to come by this far south.
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we killed over 250 ducks this year in our boat and there was not one band killed. we couldn't believe it. you would think with that many ducks you would get a few. o well basically you got to get lucky or hunt close to where they band them. good luck hope you get a band next year....
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i personally didn't shoot any but, a couple of my buddies did. One of them shot a hundred dollar reward band. No neck collars though. In the parks around here though there are tons of bands, but none of those come around when you are hunting.
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three bands this year and all of them were banded withing 2 hours of me
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I shot a white front goose that was banded in alaska!! It was my first band this year and only one.
Don't worry I brought extra shells!!
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wspiller wrote:three bands this year and all of them were banded withing 2 hours of me
where approx do you hunt usually?
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