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Turkey goose

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the other day i shot a canada goose and it was banded. ok so i am happy for a little while when i see that its a 2006 turkey band. what the heck is this all about. the goose was also not a normal canada. it had a white back with brown specs with a black neck and head with white little specs in it. any guess what it is cuz i got no clue??

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Not sure what the turkey tag thing is all about. You sure you shot a Canada goose? Was it flying when you shot it?

Look up Brant goose once.

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sound like a brant?

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yea it was right in the middle of a flock of canadas landing in the decoys.

its not a brant its got white cheeks and every thing a canada has just that its white confused.gif

ill try to post a pic

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Might have been a recycle or left over when they were running short or something.

It'll be interesting to hear the story when they get back to you.

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Sounds like you might have shot a goose from a brood of a Canada goose and a tame goose. We actually had a flock of about 6 of these bird come into the decoys one year during early season and did not shoot because we were unsure of what they were. Talked to a game warden later that day and he said that he had also seen those birds and wished we would have shot them. He is the one that told us that they were a cross between a candada goose and a farm raised goose.

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My guess would be a juvenile bird. Maybe doesn't have all of its mature feathers yet.

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There is a chance that it was a Canada crossed with a White Fronted goose(Speckle belly) I have seen them before and the color has some similarities to a regualr Canada but some characteristic Spec pattern too.

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