What is the oldest banded duck you have shot?

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What is the oldest banded duck you have shot?

Postby timmey9 » Tue Oct 07, 2003 10:44 pm

Its quiet in here and i don;t see alot of new posts so i thought i would start one i saw on another forum.

Whats the oldest binded bir you have gotten.

A few years ago i shot a 8 year old mallard. I could harldy read the tag as some of the numbers were warn right down. It was banded as an adult so it was over 8 years old.

What about everyone else?
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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:49 am

The oldest banded bird i have ever shot was an 9 year old common goldeneye(whistler), I shot over here on lake nipissing after breaking the ice for about two hours to get to open water in late november, they say that the average life span of a common goldeneye is about 4 and 1/2 years so this was quite an old one.

Postby timmey9 » Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:45 am

You are the only other person i know that calls them whistlers. If i call them whistlers everyone always asks what a whistler is.
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What is the oldest banded duck you have shot?

Postby Bayou Limiter » Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:50 pm

I killed a 9 year old Mallard Drake that was banded as an adult. That was in North Louisiana 4 years ago. He was banded in Manitoba.
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Postby tillydog49 » Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:50 pm

In the chesapeak bay we call the Goldeneyes Whifflers

Postby DUKHTR » Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:21 am

7 year old mallard drake a couple years ago - it was banded in the next town over from where I recovered it on Great Bay.

In Ellington CT, back in 1984 I believe, I got an eight year old goose. She had been banded in Mich I think.
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Postby Guest » Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:15 pm

just got a banded ringneck that was banded in 1998 in badger,mn.


Postby winchesterx2 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:18 am

I've only got two bands :( But one was banded two months and the other one day :? . He flew fromway up north the day he was banded to tennessee in one day. cool huh !! :D
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Postby h2ofwlr » Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:30 am

I shot a big bull Can about 20 years back. It weighed in at 4 3/8 pounds :shock: It was banded---no way to tell the numbers it was so worn, heck where the leg bone was it had worn away the metal 3/16" down. It is REAL old to say the least--but exactly how old is a good question. Too bad the numbers could not all be seen. :(
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Postby kill`em ducks » Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:13 pm

A couple years ago i shot a drake mallard on Lake Erie that was 12 years old with a Jack Miner band on him that was almost worn through his leg.
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9 year old speck

Postby greentimber » Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:32 pm

In 2001 I killed a 9 year old white fronted goose. His gray neck collar was worn in half, how that happened I don't know and his leg band was worn smooth. I could barely see the numbers on the leg band. By far these bands were the rarest in my collection. :D
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Postby dirtyharry3801 » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:51 pm

Well i shot a Mallard Hen this morning and it was banded. Now what do i do? Does anybody know the number i need to call?
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Postby John Hayden » Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:00 pm

I shot a pacific black brant that was 17 years old. FWS didn'y believe me so I had to send in the band. They sent it back with conformation!
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Postby bill 1965 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:41 pm

three years ago i shot a 8 year old dreak mallard from Klammathfalls oregon.I was hunting blind 6 out of Los Banos CaliBut i know a guy who shot a 28 year old goose out of los banos.Ive been told its possible for gesse to get to be 30 years old by a biologost thats a long time to fly through double bbs lol
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Postby yellowlab » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:13 pm

dirtyharry .... the number is


(2263) <--- (band)
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Postby yellowlab » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:15 pm

oh yeah ... the oldest band i have shot was a 7 year old greater .... wait... that is my only band :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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Postby donell67 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:16 pm

the oldest banded bird i got was only 3.
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Postby 20gauge24 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:37 pm

i shot a 11 year old can goose
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Postby Greg Wile » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:12 pm

I've shot at some birds that had to be really old cause the shot just bounced off them. :toofunny: Honestly the oldest bird I have shot that was banded was a 4 year old goose that was banded in New Brunswick and the other two birds that had bands were 2yrs and the same yr as shot. Both were banded in Round Hill 30 miles from where I hunt.

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Postby InTheDecoys » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:27 pm

Shot a Drake Mallard last year that was less than a year old but it was pretty good sized. :salude:
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Postby Duck Buster » Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:41 pm

I shot a 18 year old goose. 9 Year old drake mallard, and a 8 year old woodie. I could just barely make out the #'s on the goose band!
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