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all those metal leg bands

Postby vt duck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:50 pm

what are all those metal leg bands you see on lanyards for ?
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all those metal leg bands

Postby Smackaduck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:14 pm

They are bands off of ducks. Fish and wildlife band birds every year to help keep track of them and for information about their life. You kill a bird with a band, then report it and thats how they obtain information.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:46 pm

What he said! Putting them on your lanyard is a way to celebrate killing a banded bird, some guys put them in a small frame and put them on the wall. I have mine (only one, and I am very proud of it) on my lanyard.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby vt duck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:52 pm

I have just started duck hunting this year and have shot 8 birds so far but no bands on any of them. i live in vermont so i'm not sure how many get up this way with bands on them.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:54 pm

They are all over the USA and Canada.. just have to get lucky and get one. Like I said, I've gotten one and shot maybe 300 or so birds to get it.
Why do I shoot 3.5" for geese? Because they don't make a 4" yet!
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Spunky » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Hunt in an area where they band a lot birds is the easiest way to get one. 2 out of the first 3 mallards I shot this year had bands from the lake where they were banded.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby BBK » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Spunky wrote:Hunt in an area where they band a lot birds is the easiest way to get one. 2 out of the first 3 mallards I shot this year had bands from the lake where they were banded.


LOL thats cheating. They banded the resident flock of canadas here on the river in a park this spring, opening day a guy I know hunted 200 yards down river and shot 3 limits of banded geese as they left the park.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Bull Can » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:31 pm

I've been hunting for 10 years and no bands for me. Witnessed one.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby swifthunter » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:39 pm

I have only gotten one band out of thousands of birds that I have seen shot. Hunting where you know there were birds banded just to try and get one seems like cheating to me but I think thats just because I dont know of any such spots
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby garret schukis » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:54 pm

i have killed to banded woodducks i live in oregon and have got one duck from califorian and one from washington
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby vt duck » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:46 am

so just seem amazing that you see some poeple's yanlard just full of bands then?
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Postby vt.honker » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:15 am

:smile:I also live in Vt.(NEK),have been a waterfowler for almost 50 yrs. :grooving: , have killed hundreds of birds :beer: ,and to date have managed to acquire 5 bands(4g+1d).HOPE YOU ALL ACQUIRE MORE JEWELRY THAN I DID...GOOD LUCK :thumbsup: .
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Postby guywithhat » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:48 am

when I called in my 3 geese.. they mail you a cert. of appreciation, has yer name, the banders name, age of bird, date it was banded and killed and both locations... id like to frame them some day with the band hangin from the frame.. but for now they stay on my lanyard...motivation.... :thumbsup:
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all those metal leg bands

Postby Smackaduck » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:43 am

ROFL... Been hunting birds nearly 20 years. Have averaged between 1-200 a year, and have ZERO bands. Just not in the cards for me I'm guessing. I've had them killed in my blind with me.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:22 pm

Thats how duchebags show they've killed banded birds.

I leave mine at home on the shelf.

sometimes its all luck to get a band other times its location. Ive gotten 3 bands betwen this year and last.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Professor Chaos » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:28 pm

Mine remind me of good hunts and unique situations. killing a random band is fun, targeting birds and killing bands and collars is a unique challenge, much like trophy hunting. I have shot a lot of banded ducks and geese. Almost every one is special to me for one reason or another. I wear them for me, not you.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby foldinducks » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:10 pm

we took 8 geese one day, and all of them were banded at the place we were,and about a month before. :hammer: sorry guys, no good info there.the mallard i shot with a band, is on the mounts leg.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:34 pm

Some seem to think it shows their prowess as a hunter. All it really shows is that they are hunting an area that has a lot of banded birds.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby BuckCreek » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:42 pm

Camo boat, camo gun, face mask and a lanyard that shines like a diamond. Its got to be some guys just want to make people think their the best cause in all reality its not real feasible to camo up and have 50 bands shining i dont think having a few is bad but some guys I see must have made a lanyard out of a jump rope to fit that many. We've killed about 10 duck, 2 canada, 4 snow bands I just put them on my mounts. Some of these guys either kill a whole lot of birds or buy alot of goose flags :lol3:
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby bluegreenteal » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:38 am

10 ducks.. 3 bands for me :yes:
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby tripleb » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:17 am

vt duck wrote:so just seem amazing that you see some poeple's yanlard just full of bands then?


There are some places where bands are relatively easy to get. A couple friends of mine used to live and hunt in the center of three places the State of Ohio banded geese. The first year they hunted waterfowl hard in the fields, killing 190? Canada geese and about 90 ducks, one of them acquired 13 goose bands in the process. I hunt about 50 miles away from them and normally get 1 or 2 a season. Last year I shot 61 Canada geese and got 2 bands. The year before I shot 31 and got 4 bands.

Usually, getting a band is a matter of pure luck .... simply because you don't know if the bird you're shooting at is wearing a band or not, unless it also has a neck collar. However, being in an area where they band a lot of birds ..... and shooting a lot of birds .... increases your odds that some will be wearing bands.

I have a friend who is a fireman and can hunt quite a bit through the week. He's got a 24 gun gun cabinet which has neck collars stacked on top two high from one side to the other. He's got two lanyards completely full of goose bands. But, he kills 50 to 75 geese a year and has done it for many years.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Papabear » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:02 pm

20 + years duck hunting and I have 7 bands hoping to get a few this season
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby peanut1 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:52 pm

I've killed 17 ducks with bands and 3 geese but none were banded in the same state I live. It's all luck
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby goodkarmarising » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:56 pm

I keep waiting to shoot one with a band on it.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby shootable Goose » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Still waiting for my first band.... :sad:
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