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Leg Bands in Vermont

Postby yellodog1 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:12 pm

I figured I would start a post for anyone that has gotten and leg bands in Vermont either this year or in the past.

If anyone has gotten any, post up and tell us where you got the duck or goose and where it was banded.
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Leg Band Reporting Number

Postby yellodog1 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:30 pm

Call 1-800-327-BAND

Or through the website at www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/homepage
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Postby VTduckman » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:09 pm

got one last year that was my first one, although the band wasnt very interesting. It was banded less than 5 miles from where i shot it, only 28 days before i shot it.
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
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Postby yellodog1 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:02 pm

My father shot one 4 or 5 years ago the same way. It had been banded in Dead creek and he shot it in Charlotte.

Hey its still great to geta banded bird.
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Postby ronvt » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:52 pm

I shot a canada goose last year that was banded. It might have been the biggest goose that I have shot. I shot it in october or eraly nov. and was shocked to learn that it was banded in addison county 3 mos earlier and was too young to fly.
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Hello RonVT

Postby yellodog1 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:19 am

RonVT nice to have you on the site. We need more Vermonters to post up here in order to get some good converstaions going.

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Banding on the Connecticut river

Postby yellodog1 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:05 pm

Yesterday while we were out Goose hunting on the Connecticut river, we saw some Geese on an Island in the river. We went to the farmer that owned the land. Anyway they told us that Fish and Wildlife bands ducks in the area. Sure enough, we went down through the field, and they had a blind all set up, and few posts to set their net on.

Apparently the farmer told us, that they bait the ducks in to this pond just off the river a few weeks before the season, net them and band them. They weren't there that day, but it was quite interesting.

It would be fun to help out or even watch them band them.
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Postby ronvt » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:13 pm

Well, I went out thursday for resident geese. We only shot 3 geese on one volley; they deked the first time. WE waited too long and they were probably too close. My hunting buddy and myself shot three total. I retrieved 2 and he retrieved one. One of mine were banded. I was very excited however, my buddy did not have one so i said I would give it to him. I then looked down and noticed my 2cnd bird was banded. I walked over to his blind and picked up his goose and it was banded. UNREAL...# Geese...# Bands; I kept one and he took two so were even. I will post when we get the certificates back.
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Postby yellodog1 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:24 pm

Thats pretty lucky. I bet they are all from the same place.
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Postby ronvt » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:56 am

Actually, we only aimed for the geese with bands :toofunny:

The wad was still in one bird. I am going to try going out this thursday again.
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Postby duckklr » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:28 pm

Just got back my paperwork from the guys at fish and wildlife here is what they said,

type: goose
banded: Sept 2002
sex: male
date killed: Sept 2006

Good Luck to the rest of you during the upcoming seasons.
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Postby ronvt » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:34 am

Well, I shot another banded goose. So far, my hunting buddy and myself shot 4 banded geese. Not bad for resident season. The certificate I received from F&W said it was banded in 05. So, I called the person who banded it to get some more info. He was very informative and I learned alot in our 10 minute conversation. It was interesting to hear that this bird probably migrated to NJ and came back in the spring.
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Postby beater » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:17 am

Just thought I would cherp in because I got my first goose band this year in beekmantown ny. When I got the paperwork back it said it was banded on 7/14/05 sex: female, Banded in addison vermont.
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Postby yellodog1 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:31 pm

Good deal, thanks Beater
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Postby magogwhacker » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:35 pm

In the last 10 years or so I've gotten 22 bands in Vermont (its the only place I hunt). Gotten mostly mallards, w/ a couple blacks, GWT, and 1 sprig drake. All but one were banded in VT or Quebec, within 20 miles of where I shot 'em. The one exception was an adult drake mallard, banded in Illinois 2 years previous. Most birds were young of the year.

The closer you hunt to the state and federal refuges, the higher % of banded birds.
What? There's open water? Its not cold enough.
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