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eyeguy 54

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eyeguy 54

Had a great wade from 5:30 to 7:30. Even for mepp and stickbaits but the mepp fish were all small today. Wacy style on the sticks produced some nice smallies. Saw a pile of feathers and went to check it out and found a raptor foot. Banded so hope to find out what it is. Red footed falcon is my guess.

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eyeguy 54

pigeon maybe...

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CaptainMusky

Interesting. It is probably of some importance since it was banded. Probably a peregrine falcon or something. There are a few around there. Let us know what you find out.

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jentz

American Racing Pigeon Union (AU)

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fishdale

I had a injured pigeon hanging around the house a few years ago with a band on it. Ending up catching the bird and then looking up the owner via the net and the owner stopped by and picked up the bird. I did a web search on something like "pigeon tracking number" and it gave me what I needed. Then again not sure the owner wants the foot back.

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CaptainMusky

Hey, that could be it good detective work jentz.

I found this...

http://www.pigeon.org/bandlist.php

Then entered some of the information from the band and this was the result (from the band listing):

Club Name : TWIN CITY CONCOURSE

Club Code : GOLD BAND

Club Secretary :

City : ELK RIVER

State : MN

Phone No. : 763-350-####

Email Address :

I took some information out of the result to keep it somewhat anonymous.

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Rick G

I would have guessed falcon... Looks like that pigeon became lunch for one of the critters that live along the river smirk

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nofishfisherman

Are you going to contact them to inform them of their pigeons demise?

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eyeguy 54

yepper I will. Thx for the info! I though AU was for August. Here I thought it just got released and got zapped. lol I thought falcon at first cuz it was right by where I see them a lot. Bald eagles and osprey also in the area so thought a fight ended with shorelunch. wink some racer... lol

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jentz

Rapters have talons These are toenails.

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eyeguy 54

looked like claws that could grab on and hold on to me. smile Never have inspected them up close.

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