all those metal leg bands

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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby drakedropper619 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:40 pm

BBK wrote:
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 Fowlmood dude » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 pm

got my first band this yr( goose) from a layoutboat have been hunting 3yrs shot probly hot 200 ducks and geese!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Blackfoot down » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:53 am

Nine years of hard hunting... I usually kill an average of 35-50 ducks and around 40-45 geese. I have only shot one banded goose. The way to get leg iron is to hunt by where they band birds on opening day or get a one in a thousand shot of luck. My band is from Manitoba on a goose banded the spring before. The bird flew about 1300 mile to end up marinated in teriyaki and served with pineapple glaze over carribean rice! I am proud to wear the band on my lanyard because it reminds me of the fact that it was the last day of goose season. I invited two guys who both slept in and said no. I froze all day covered in a white sheet, broke ice every two hours, and about ten minutes before the end of the day/season I had 15 birds land. I Arkansawed the first and took the other two in the air. The second bird in the group was banded. I had no idea since they were in the water. That is the memory every time I look at that band. I don't think I am a douche bag for wearing mine. It is my second most favored trophy of hunting. My dad's first duck call from the 50's is my most favored.
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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby CLAYBREAKER22701 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:12 pm

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Re: all those metal leg bands

Postby Spunky » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:45 pm

Some of you folks that hunt for a lot of years and have never gotten any bands I feel for you. Where I hunt there are 6 lakes within 30 miles of each other and they all band birds, so it's pretty easy to get one. The last 2 that I got last week came from Ohio and Ontario. If I didn't restrict myself to one bird a day I would have more. Don't want to shoot to many local birds have to save some for next year.
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