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Little bling this morning!

Postby Coltongunner » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:12 pm

First duck hunt of the year and I was able to scratch together a limit by 9:30. ( bird six unfortunately was a cripple that I couldn't find for the life of me :no: ) had big birds landing outside the decoys all morning so while waiting on bird #6 I moved four of my deeks to change the look up just a little. That did the trick because not 5 minutes later this big drake came in with just a few chuckles and was setting down right in the spread when I popped him. I could see a band when he was landing but was I surprised to roll him over and see 2!! This is my first double banded bird and for one to be a $100 reward is even more awesome. Just have to wait on the govt. shutdown to end to get my info on him :fingerhead:
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby JCraig12 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:03 pm

That's awesome!!! Congrats!
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Bunker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:25 pm

Nice bird and even better jewelry twice over! Like the little duck nuggets in the background too! Looks like an awesome morning.


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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby MaineHunter » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Like bunker said looks like it was an awesome morning!!
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Robk » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:54 am

glad you had a good hunt and stopped by to show off the bling. can't wait til next week to get out. did you get the bugs worked out of your shotgun? or was it just operator headspace and timing?
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby R-Factor » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:50 pm

Awesome! Three duck bands taken in one day by Maine Duck Hunting Chat Members...sounds like a new record to me. :biggrin: Let us know where and when this bugger was banded when you get a chance! Very nice! :clapping:
I took a double banded drake Mallard last year with a $100 reward band and I had my check in about 10 days. Hopefully they are just as snappy for you once the gov't shutdown is over.
Nice spread of ducks as well!!!
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Coltongunner » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks guys, and I def. will. The govt. shutdown put my wife out of a job for now and that's bad enough....but messing with my ducking is too much! :beer:
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby D-Day » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:57 pm

Awesome! Still waiting/hoping for my first band.

What is the purpose of the money bands? To keep duck hunters happy? :huh: :lol3:
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby I am A Redneck » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:06 pm

Congratulations!! I know how excited I was for one band...I can't imagine two!
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Cpetit33 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:13 pm

That's awesome
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby R-Factor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:14 am

Any band info yet?
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Coltongunner » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:42 pm

No word yet. Guess they are backlogged :huh:
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby txhunter90 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:49 pm

D-Day wrote:Awesome! Still waiting/hoping for my first band.

What is the purpose of the money bands? To keep duck hunters happy? :huh: :lol3:

To encourage hunters to report the bands.
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Cpetit33 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:42 pm

I did my goose band online yesterday worked out good
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby R-Factor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:29 pm

Colton, you typically get banding info immediately if the site is running properly. Did you call it in or report online?
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Coltongunner » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:53 pm

I called it in but will try online tonight
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Coltongunner » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:20 pm

Just checked it out and the bird was banded in August of 2008 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Hatched 2007 or prior :yes: thanks R-Factor!
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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby Trent_Rivers » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:29 pm

That seems like a pretty old duck. Congratulations man


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Re: Little bling this morning!

Postby R-Factor » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Coltongunner wrote:Just checked it out and the bird was banded in August of 2008 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Hatched 2007 or prior :yes: thanks R-Factor!

My reward band last year came from New Brunswick as well- those canadians are generous folks! :wink: :grooving:
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