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Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:53 am

How often do you guys get a banded diver? It doesn't seem like they pop up much, it seems like when you see a banded duck it's always a puddler. Just curious
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:23 am

We don't kill many divers each year, but I've only seen one that was banded.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Mr.Pymatuning » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:31 am

Agreed, I have yet to shoot a banded diver but have shot quite a few banded puddlers and I shoot probably 20 divers to each puddle duck I shoot.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:40 pm

I shoot a good bunch of divers every year in northern mn and have yet to see a banded diver.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:17 pm

I've only shot one banded mallard years ago. But, in my state this passed season, I know of 4 banded redheads that were killed.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby mayhem96 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:44 pm

I know of several banded divers that have been shot off the coast of NC.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby duckman27 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:37 pm

A buddy and I both shot banded Redheads about a week apart two years ago. Those are the only two banded divers I've seen killed out of a couple thousand birds
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:56 pm

Post pictures if you got them, they are always neat to see.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ByersFarm » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:28 pm

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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:46 pm

That's awesome! Was one a reward?
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Re: Banded diver

Postby duckman27 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:36 pm

Here's ya go
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:08 am

Dang, two different banded redheads? Awesome!
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Tealer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:11 pm

I have seen three banded redheads in the last season alone.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ohioboy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:20 am

Guy I was with shot a redhead drake, it falls in the decoys, belly up, legs are pumping. We got excited when we saw the band. It was so bright in the morning sun. I will never forget it.

Next thing I know it flips over and takes off. :eek: our guns were empty.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ByersFarm » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Stack_em_up wrote:That's awesome! Was one a reward?

One was stainless and one was aluminum. It was part of a study on the longevity of aluminum bands.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Stack_em_up » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:20 pm

That's awesome, did they double band many birds like that do you know?
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:48 am

I don't know how many were part of the study.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby boney fingers » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:04 pm

ohioboy wrote:Guy I was with shot a redhead drake, it falls in the decoys, belly up, legs are pumping. We got excited when we saw the band. It was so bright in the morning sun. I will never forget it.

Next thing I know it flips over and takes off. :eek: our guns were empty.



How cold was the water? I may have been tempted to dive in after that one.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby duckman27 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:12 pm

ohioboy wrote:Guy I was with shot a redhead drake, it falls in the decoys, belly up, legs are pumping. We got excited when we saw the band. It was so bright in the morning sun. I will never forget it.

Next thing I know it flips over and takes off. :eek: our guns were empty.


Why didn't anybody have shells in their gun? Too busy screaming and high fiving to reload? :huh:
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ohioboy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:37 pm

boney fingers wrote:
ohioboy wrote:Guy I was with shot a redhead drake, it falls in the decoys, belly up, legs are pumping. We got excited when we saw the band. It was so bright in the morning sun. I will never forget it.

Next thing I know it flips over and takes off. :eek: our guns were empty.



How cold was the water? I may have been tempted to dive in after that one.


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Re: Banded diver

Postby ohioboy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:38 pm

duckman27 wrote:
ohioboy wrote:Guy I was with shot a redhead drake, it falls in the decoys, belly up, legs are pumping. We got excited when we saw the band. It was so bright in the morning sun. I will never forget it.

Next thing I know it flips over and takes off. :eek: our guns were empty.


Why didn't anybody have shells in their gun? Too busy screaming and high fiving to reload? :huh:


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Re: Banded diver

Postby duckman27 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I like the honesty :lol3:
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Re: Banded diver

Postby ohioboy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:00 pm

duckman27 wrote:I like the honesty :lol3:


It was that slow kick..........kick............kick when a bird is done. First redhead we had out down with a band. Early in the season. Fffffffffffffff. Now I always pump them full. My dad taught me that way. "Keep shooting".
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Re: Banded diver

Postby boney fingers » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:52 am

I often wonder how many bands Ive shot, but never recovered.
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Re: Banded diver

Postby Weedwacker » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:01 pm

Pretty fortunate to have harvested this Golden Eye this year . That's my hunting partner Morgan GSP who will bring them all back to hand, even on the last weekend of the year!
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