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Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby R-Factor » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am

Recently I had the opportunity to check out an area where IF and W biologists trap and band ducks each year. One spot in particular had some fine specimens in the trap. When I scooted down into the area that morning, they had two mallards present. When I stopped by later in the afternoon, mallards had been removed (now married with bands I assume :wink: ) and three new ducks were there- drake and hen Woodies and a BW Teal. I spoke with Kelsey later that afternoon and discovered that was their first BW Teal of the set...pretty cool.

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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby 733SubDucker » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am

Very cool indeed!
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby Seaductor » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:03 pm

That blue wing band will go nice next to my woodie band on my lanyard!!! :smile:

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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby MaineHunter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:50 pm

How does that trap work?
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby R-Factor » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:58 am

Seaductor wrote:That blue wing band will go nice next to my woodie band on my lanyard!!! :smile:

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Went I approached the cage, I was whispering "Seaductor" in his ear...hope you see him in a few weeks! :wink:
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby R-Factor » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:04 am

MaineHunter wrote:How does that trap work?

Good question Mainehunter. I honestly wasnt there long to check it out. The mallards, in particular, went bananas when I went towards them and didnt want to disturb them too much. The pics were from my cell phone at probably 15 feet.
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby K.I. Joe » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:08 pm

Very cool, I would love to see this
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby RedDog » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:28 am

MaineHunter wrote:How does that trap work?

They put bait in the cage, and leave the top off. The ducks get used to coming in, eating, and then fly out the top. Then one day... surprise! The top is on!
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby decoycarver » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:11 pm

Kelsey and Brad are first rate people -If you ever get the chance to help go ..It's a great cause You can learn and be certified to become a banding agent. Lots of work but very rewarding. They can't take everyone but all you can do is ask-if you apply-it's a follow through commitment.Like the wing study program, Finish.plus :thumbsup: the education you get is tremendous info.
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby Seaductor » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:25 am

R-Factor wrote:
Seaductor wrote:That blue wing band will go nice next to my woodie band on my lanyard!!! :smile:

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Went I approached the cage, I was whispering "Seaductor" in his ear...hope you see him in a few weeks! :wink:


I like it!!!!! :biggrin:
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Re: Duck Banding Coolness...

Postby MaineHunter » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:34 am

RedDog wrote:
MaineHunter wrote:How does that trap work?

They put bait in the cage, and leave the top off. The ducks get used to coming in, eating, and then fly out the top. Then one day... surprise! The top is on!



Hmm, interesting!
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