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Band Stories?

Postby firebird » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:31 pm

Last winter a friend who had never killed a banded duck claimed 2 banded greenheads the same day. One was 7 years old and flew in from Alberta. The other was banded a year earlier about one mile from where we killed it.
My own wierdest is the one I claimed after I found a bald eagle eating the greenhead wearing it.
There is no help for this kind of insanity. I'm just a duck hunter, and should not be held accountable for all my actions between October 1st and freeze-up. Gordon MacQuarrie
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Re: Band Stories?

Postby whitefeather » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:09 pm

firebird wrote:Last winter a friend who had never killed a banded duck claimed 2 banded greenheads the same day. One was 7 years old and flew in from Alberta. The other was banded a year earlier about one mile from where we killed it.
My own wierdest is the one I claimed after I found a bald eagle eating the greenhead wearing it.


I thought this was referencing "American Pie" "Once at band camp I took my flute and ......"
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Postby shrpshtr » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:51 am

unfortunately, i don't have any... :pissed:
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:56 am

ive got one, off a canada, goose was 3 years older than me at the time
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Postby Mallyard » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:34 am

I got a female gadwall last year, she had been banded only a few months eariler in sask.
My dad shot a female mallard 2 years ago that was banded...
we had 2 ducks come in and we both went for the drake. I shot first and it dropped, my dad shot a sec after me and winged the hen.. ( we try our best to not shoot hens ) Well we went and picked it up and it was banded.. guess that hen was worth shooting..

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Postby texasduckblaster » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:27 pm

i shot mine 2 years ago on my yearly thanksgiving hunting trip. it was a large mallard drake that was band 2 years earlier in Edmonton, Alberta. it was also the second and largest duck i haver shot.
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Postby Ducksbeus » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:54 pm

Shot a local banded woodie drake in Iowa bout 10 years ago :cool: Y'all have a nice day! :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Postby gunman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:56 pm

yea you can tell it was a drake, didn't want to stop for directions! :laughing: and NOW look how lost he was.........................
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Postby RedTx » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:00 pm

I have yet to get a band but Ive got alot of ducks :yes:
Do you believe in the MEAN GREEN
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Postby kms399 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:44 pm

my buddy shot 7 out of his spot last year. he has a special permit to hunt within town limits i suppose thats why. he said they were all first year birds.
another one bites the dust
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Postby Quackcephus » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:39 pm

In my 30 odd years of KILLIN' GREEN I've shot 7 banded birds... 1st banded goose at the age of 12, a big ol' Greater Canada. 1st banded duck, 2 at the age of 17, they were flyin' together, sequential numbers about 100 apart. :yes:

Now my ex-wife is enjoyin' 'em whereever she is :pissed:
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Postby 2labs » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:10 pm

24yrs hunting I have 5 bands, all mallards, all are great but the last two are the most memorble, taken on the same morning, Jan 1 2001 twenty minutes apart. The one was older than 8yrs,from Winnipeg , Canada, I live in western N Y .
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Postby donell67 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:17 pm

25 years. 3 bands. all greenheads. first one was when i was 16.
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