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How many leg bands have you got?

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Postby texan68 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:52 pm

I have only been lucky enough to get one leg band over 12 years of waterfowling. Got it off a big canada honker.
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Postby winchesterx2 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:29 pm

I've only two. Both were from greenheads. One on reelfoot lake and one on west sandy bottom, both in tennessee. :cool:
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Postby small Dog » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:41 pm

Two bands over the past four years. Both in North Texas and both on Thanksgiving morn. How bout that for strange.
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Postby SteveInTN » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:48 pm

I'm married, so I'm sporting leg bands of my own. Maybe they are leg irons?
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:50 pm

I got one off of a mallard. After 4 years of hunting. I think I am really lucky.
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Postby quackerkiller » Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:42 am

first year by myself i got two bands from one greenhead and one of the bands was a $100 reward band needless to say i was a little bit happy and me and my buddy ended up shooting 6 drakes. great day!
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Postby talltimber » Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:51 am

I've have gotten four in three years of hunting. Three were woodies and one a mallard
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Postby ND_Duckslayer » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:37 pm

I've never gotten a band and I've been hunting for 8 years now. But you know what they say...good things come to those who wait! :yes:
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Postby winchesterx2 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:14 pm

:hammering: i must say if i stopped hunting tomarrow i'd still treasure the bands that i've acquired. I don't know why but theres somthing special about them. Kinda like someone with a tattoo, thy end up wanting another after the first one. No i don't want a tatoo. :thumbsup:
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Postby whitegamehunter1 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:58 pm

I was lucky enugh to get one my first season which was last year. Got it off of a seven year old black duck. :mrgreen:
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Postby winchesterx2 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:24 am

Thats what is really interesting is the background that comes with the info from the band. My first one flew from minnisota in two days to reelfoot lake. the second flew from new york to west sandy bottom in one day. Man they can really cover some ground quick :hammering: [/b]
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Postby texan68 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:12 pm

how long have you guys that have 20+ bands been hunting?
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Postby Bull_Can » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:52 am

It's not so much how long you have been hunting, but WHERE you hunt. I have been hunting for 23 years, and I have 6 bands. I shot my first band about 10 years ago...then two weekends ago I shot 5 bands in two days. They obviously did some banding around where I hunt and I laid into them (I shot three geese from one group...all banded. Obviously a family). But in the last two weeks...nothing. So I consider myself in the right place at the right time, and lucky enough to pull out a threesome when it counted. Still, I wear my bands with pride and remember each fondly everytime I put my lanyard on.
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Postby 4CurlRedleg » Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:22 pm

I've been huntin' honkers for 28 years and have collected 21 goose bands, 2 neck collars and a couple of mallard bands. Most of the bands came in the years where only 1 bird per day was allowed and as time goes on they are gettin' harder to come by. We kill way more geese now and rarely get any bling! :smile:

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Postby QUACKHEAD » Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:02 pm

Just recently got my first band on a goose when I bought my ghg full bodies :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:
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Postby winchesterx2 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:28 pm

Most banding is done in the same locations every year. And by the same token most banded birds taken are usually in the same area ( in general ) every year. Thats my opinion. I've notice that certian blinds will consistantly take more bands than others also. Has anyone else noticed this. Key word MOST, not all.
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Postby 4CurlRedleg » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:15 pm

True Winchester, most of the bands I collected came from 2 areas with an exception of a couple migrators being in the wrong place at the wrong time! :cool:
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Postby Greg Wile » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:34 pm

I have gotten three two from black ducks and one off a canada goose. My hunting partner got a green leg band two years ago that they paid him $100. American for, he said it was the best duck he'd ever eatten.

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Postby xfps » Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:27 pm

texan68 wrote:how long have you guys that have 20+ bands been hunting?


I have only been hunting for 28+ years and have 20-30 bands and 4 collars. The weird thing with me is when I find a spot with 1 banded bird there always seems to be alot more in the area. In 1 weekend I shot 6 greenheads all banded. As for the collars I got all of them on snow geese and one had 2 on him.
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Postby gracenjohn » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:06 pm

I have two bands in the 16 years I have been hunting. Both were taken where they were banded and both were mallards. We killed 250 at the pond i was invited to hunt on last year and no one got a band there. I distinctly remember everything about both hunts. :smile: :smile:
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Postby GooseBuster » Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:20 am

My father and I shot four honkers a couple years ago during the early season. Everyone of them was banded. I've been hunting since I was 8yrs old and only have three bands total. I got two of those from the Canada's we shot in the early season, and one from a mallard drake a few years earlier than that. My uncle was a big duck hunter before he past away and he was able to collect over fifty bands at his spot along the Mississippi River. It all about your hunting location.
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Postby Tarponman » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:13 am

I have 8 bands. One of of my favorites is a JACK MINER goose the other favorite is the JACK MINER mallard Duck shot the same season in Howell, MI
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Postby ray » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:11 pm

over the years my total is (5) three from canada geese and 2 from mallards with the most recent being last season.
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Postby donell67 » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:43 pm

i have only 3 bands in 23 years. all greenheads.
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Postby Southbound1 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:55 am

You know it's a funny thing but location seems to play a role. I used to hunt the south Texas coast and did so for many years. In that time I shot alot of banded birds. I have hunted northwest Oklahoma for the last 6 years and the hunting is awesome but I have only shot one banded bird. Go figure!
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