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Banded mallard

Postby porochi » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:44 pm

Just got my certificate back from the one banded duck I got this year, a drake mallard. This one was hatched in 1997, banded in August 97. I was surprised that he was over 8 years old. Pardon my ignorance about waterfowl age, but that seems like an old duck to me. Not sure I want to eat this one. What is the average lifespan of a wild duck anyway? Just curious...
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Postby RyanLane » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:37 am

not real sure to any of your questions....although I would not have any problem eatting the duck....

In a DU mag a few issues back it read that the oldest duck ever shot w/ a band was a 28 Canvasback....so your youngster there is plenty young :thumbsup: .........Congrats on the band :thumbsup:
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Postby duckplucker » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:49 pm

my brother shot a banded mallard drake too (luckly little .......) congrats :thumbsup:
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