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How many banded waterfowl have you harvested?

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I've only gotten one, but I'll never forget it. I finished off a bird that was already going down, but the guys I was hunting with were old, experienced duck hunters and I was very much a greenhorn. They awarded me with the banded bird because as the "good luck greenhorn" I drew the best spot in the marsh that day. I had never hunted with those guys before; they needed an extra draw and I was new and needed a group of guys that had some knowledge. I learned a lot from those guys on that trip and we saw more birds that day than I ever had on all my prior hunts combined. It was an awesome sight for a new duck hunter. I got to hut with them out of the goodness of their hearts (and my luck :wink: ). I'll never forget it.
 

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Got my first on a goose last season on my daughter's 4th B-day. Scouted some last weekend and found several with jewelry to be robbed during the September season. :yes:
 

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I have zero bands on my lanyard although I remember shooting a few when I was a kid, didn't know you were supposed to save them, oh well my only memory of that is asking my old man what they were.
 

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i have eight .......3 wooduck drakes ,3 greenheads,1 woodcock ,and a woodduck hen mounted and i killed a green wing teal with a band but let the guy i was hunting with have it and i probably have more that i forgot about
 

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forester11 said:
I have zero bands on my lanyard although I remember shooting a few when I was a kid, didn't know you were supposed to save them, oh well my only memory of that is asking my old man what they were.
and he didn't leave you the bands... ?
 

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I have one from a Canada last year.

I hunted at a duck camp this January in Arkansas. One of the other groups got a band that day. The guide said it was only the 3rd band of the year after something like 3600 ducks taken. It gave me an idea of how rare a band can be.
 

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sometimes they are rare 2 of the three mallard bands i got on my lanyard one day a flock of twenty or so came in i shot a tripple 2 were banded around the places i hunt they band alot of woodducks but i never killed a woodduck banded colose by
 
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