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Re: Band Reports

Postby evanboyle » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:06 pm

hunterbr wrote:
evanboyle wrote:Bull sprig, banded 8/23/2008 @ Samson Lake in Alberta, Canada. Hatched 2007 or earlier. Recovered in South SF Bay 11/27/16. My first banded bird :)

Awesome congrats Evan!

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Thanks brother, bird is at the taxidermist and should be done before the end of the month :)
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Re: Band Reports

Postby sprigs4days » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:54 pm

Mourning dove: Hatched in 2016
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Re: Band Reports

Postby FowlChase » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:24 pm

Took a youth hunter out last wknd. Limited on ducks both days. Got his first speck as well. On our way out I noticed it in the gravel on the side of the road. A duck band laying in the remains of some old coyote scatt. It had been bitten into a figure 8 and had rabbit hair stuffed in it. What a find. I got it open and got the numbers. Banded hen gadwall. To young to fly when banded in Oregon in 2012. Dam nest robbers..
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Re: Band Reports

Postby MeatBuck » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:16 pm

Lucky find there
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Re: Band Reports

Postby cagreenhead » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:31 pm

I shot my first Band on the opener. Banded Drake Mallard banded too early to fly in 2017 in Suisun. Young boy for sure. Great opener!
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:08 pm

Had a killer shoot on Saturday! I shot these geese on consecutive shots. Pretty stoked to get into some geese with this wonderful weather we are having!!

Ross Banded in Cambridge bay Canada in 2013!
Snow Goose Banded in Banks Island Canada in 2005!

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Re: Band Reports

Postby mot » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:28 pm

nice job. that is probably a once in a lifetime shot. mount? :thumbsup:
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Re: Band Reports

Postby spoonysmaker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:44 am

CA Quacker Stacker wrote:Had a killer shoot on Saturday! I shot these geese on consecutive shots. Pretty stoked to get into some geese with this wonderful weather we are having!!

Ross Banded in Cambridge bay Canada in 2013!
Snow Goose Banded in Banks Island Canada in 2005!

Don

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Congrats. I've done that at mallards at sac before. First two singles of the morning from different directions. 1 shot each. 2 bands. My sister and brother in law were pissed.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby JRS » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am

Shot 12/20 in Sacramento County, Big D
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Re: Band Reports

Postby spoonysmaker » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:58 pm

JRS wrote:Shot 12/20 in Sacramento County, Big D


Looks like a little d to me.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby JRS » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:46 pm

spoonysmaker wrote:
JRS wrote:Shot 12/20 in Sacramento County, Big D


Looks like a little d to me.


You’re the subject matter expert!
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Re: Band Reports

Postby spoonysmaker » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:07 pm

JRS wrote:
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JRS wrote:Shot 12/20 in Sacramento County, Big D


Looks like a little d to me.


You’re the subject matter expert!


Touche
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Re: Band Reports

Postby FowlChase » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm

Nicely done Quaker Stacker.. What a memory..Good work Bud!!
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am

FowlChase wrote:Nicely done Quaker Stacker.. What a memory..Good work Bud!!



Thanks FowlChase! Still cannot believe it happened!
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:48 pm

Looks like I got lucky again!!

Drake Gadwall banded 2016 at Summer Lake Oregon.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Congrats !!
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:38 pm

Decided to hit the refuge on saturday and wait for a decent blind to open up. Ended up shooting my first goose with a Web Tag. Pretty cool and still waiting on banding information. Sunday came and I hunted the same refuge in the morning. As luck would have it I shot another banded Ross. This one was banded in Canada in 2016. Anyone else finding jewelry?

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Re: Band Reports

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:17 pm

Congrats :beer:
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Re: Band Reports

Postby MeatBuck » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:55 am

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Buddy and I doubled up on this guy Thursday as part of 4 man limits. Rice blind.
Banded 2019 summer lake Oregon, too young to fly.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:15 pm

How many Departments of the Gov and private groups band waterfowl?
My group got into a few geese on one hunt this last season, and after the dogs brought them back, dropped them off, and left for more, we discovered one was banded.
It was impossible to determine who got the banded goose so we drew straws and I won. But it had been so many years since I got a banded bird I don't recognize who might have banded this bird. The print stamped on it reads
"Blackwater Sportsman
Maryland Waterfowl"
and the number is '2703'
Who is this group?
So the words Fall and Autumn are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:12 am

Nice bird Meat!

Took my 11 year old son out for a hunt this past weekend to Delevan. We had lots of snow geese working and my son hadn't been able to connect on a goose yet. About 15 minutes after first light we had this goose come straight in, locked up and ready to land. I told my son to stand up and shoot him. Sure enough he shot and his first goose hit the water! He was absolutely jacked about shooting his first goose. When I got to the goose I noticed a glimmer coming from his leg..... Sure enough he had shot a banded snow goose! Bird was so old that the report website kept saying I had made a mistake while reporting!

Banded in 2002 in Cape Simpson Alaska! :beer:
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Re: Band Reports

Postby MeatBuck » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:51 am

CA Quacker Stacker wrote:Nice bird Meat!

Took my 11 year old son out for a hunt this past weekend to Delevan. We had lots of snow geese working and my son hadn't been able to connect on a goose yet. About 15 minutes after first light we had this goose come straight in, locked up and ready to land. I told my son to stand up and shoot him. Sure enough he shot and his first goose hit the water! He was absolutely jacked about shooting his first goose. When I got to the goose I noticed a glimmer coming from his leg..... Sure enough he had shot a banded snow goose! Bird was so old that the report website kept saying I had made a mistake while reporting!

Banded in 2002 in Cape Simpson Alaska! :beer:


Rad! Birds older than he is.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby sprigs4days » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:46 am

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Re: Band Reports

Postby High Sierras » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:42 pm

My son shot his first ever drake Pintail 1/20 at Gray Lodge. Bird sailed 80 yards out across a very weedy, tule clumped pond, we knew he went down, slogged over there and searched for 15 minutes. Could see him losing hope in finding it, pushed him a bit to keep looking...

Found it 50' closer to where we were hiding than we thought it touched down, swam into a clump of tules and died there. Had his first ever drake pintail in hand, then discovered the bonus... banded. His first ever band, in 10 years of hunting. Band was worn down and a couple of numbers were illegible. The tail feathers were only 3"-4" long, seemed pretty short, assumed it was a young of the year.

Called it in the next day, after deciphering the faint marks in bright sunlight, and found out it was banded at Delevan.






In 2010, as an adult, hatched 2009 or earlier.


Icing on the cake... 2010 was the year my son started hunting (he was 10 years old then...). I have to believe he and that bird have been crossing paths for 10 years every fall, to finally meet face to face that day.

It's down at the taxidermist as I'm typing this.
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Re: Band Reports

Postby CA Quacker Stacker » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:06 pm

Congrats High Sierras! What an awesome story and a great way to end the season!

Both my boys and I made it out all weekend as well. Saturday my oldest shot his first limit of ducks which he was stoked about. Sunday we hunted Delevan and my oldest was able to shoot his first speck and swell as his first band! Snow goose banded in Alaska in 2007! Some good luck going around in the youth hunt!

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