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MuskyBug85

BANDS, who has shot one this year

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MuskyBug85

We got one from a goose early season in the south west metro, still waiting on info from the Feds. Jonah

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ice-man/vexilar-king

Two honkers last year, and 1 teal nothing yet this year. It won't take long to get the papers.

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B. Amish

i shot a banded mallard. no report yet either.

p.s. the online band reporting website is poorly designed

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jwhawkridge

One goose in early season, no band.

My group shot 4 mallards, 12 teal (green and blue), 4 spooners, and 1 wigeon. Nothing had any bands...another group of my buddies (5 of them) shot 29 birds opening day (mostly mallard and teal), no bands.

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carpshooterdeluxe

band # 1028 26250

canada goose

banded near wayside wisconsin 6-27-06

male

shot 9-16-07 near holloway minnesota

...i just got my certificate back on this band last week.

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Baerfisher

None yet this year. My buddy shot a Canvas last year that had a band on so old that it had to be sent in to get acid etched in order to read the #. The bird ended up being 18 years old!!, that was really cool to see.

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southwest

two years ago i shot a blue goose in Sask. that was double banded, 1 with the info and the other with a $100 reward on

it. First banded bird I have shot. Didn't know that they

did that, but kinda neat that they do.

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river huntfish

I shot 45 geese this early season in minnesota but not bands. We are going to a real heavily banded area this weekend so maybe

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riversmallmouth35

Our group got one band this year. Haven't got the info on it yet.

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brittman

Feds put reward bands on some birds to compare "recovery" rate of bands with rewards compared to regular bands.

Believe or not many, many bands go unreported.

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carpshooterdeluxe

i think that the report rate is much higher now that the newer bands have a phone number right on the band instead of "write avis bird banding...washington dc" on them. and the internet database helps out too.

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winter_grizz

We shot 5 geese with jewlery this but the year is young. all were shot in mn and out of the 120 ducks we got in ND last weekend none had bands.

last year we got two snow geese with double bands on each with $50 doller reward on them. kinda paid for the ND spring season licences right there.

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fishermann222

here are a few, anyone see one of those tiny web bands before?

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ice-man/vexilar-king

I've never even looked there before. I shot a limit of ducks each day this season and no bands. 40 geese early season no bands. 20 geese so far this season no bands. My week of vacation is now over, back to the daily grind. I'm sick of eating ducks and geese anyway. What does everybody do with there birds. Fry, Bake, Smoke, Grill, Donate? I have ran out of ways to eat these things. (Sky Carp)

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Nate McVey

Try fajitas!

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123fish

I have an interesting band story. A guy I work with shot a goose with a band at Ocheda near Worthington in 1990. It was born that year. His 18 year old son shot one this fall at the same place that had a band. My buddy noticed the numbers on the band started the same as the one he shot in 1990. You guessed it! The one his kid shot was banded at the same time as my buddies and was at least one year old at the time of banding making it at least 18 years old for sure when his kid shot it this year. The kid's goose and the kid may very well both may have been born in 1989. What's the odds of that happening? To make it even a little more interesting my buddies brother shot a goose in November of 1990 that was banded with the other two. Pretty crazy indeed.

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fisherking01

Canada goose shot 9-08-07 West central Mn. Banded 06-27-03, Marissa, Illinois. Hatched in 2002 or earlier. Seems like we see more migrating birds than locals the past couple years of early season. Or maybe it was a local that was migrating in 2003??

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Grant Pearson

I shot a drake mallard last year that was banded in sask. in 1996 and was hatched in 1995 or earlier. It was my first banded duck in 6 years of hunting and still my only one.

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FlyingV

We got 2 $100 reward bands in Canada last week. They were on small canada's. Banded in Nunavut in 2003 and 2005.

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lanyard

Kingfisher- be gratefull, been at this about 15 years and don't have a band yet.

Of course, shooting single spooners may not be the fastest way to go about it...

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Grant Pearson

I am grateful. My dad has been duck hunting for over 30 years aand has yet to get one......

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carpshooterdeluxe

a lot of non local banded geese that are shot in minnesota during early season are molt migrators. especially those age 3 or less.

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MuskyBug85

got the papers, bird was banded a month prior to harvest in waconia, shot by St. Peter. Jonah

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icecold

Its been about 5 years for me,until 2 weeks ago shot mallard on minnesota river,east of fort Ridgley state park, it was banded in S.D. at Henrickson wpa in fall of 2006

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BP2

20 bands this year for our group. 5 mallards and 15 geese. Most banded within a couple 100 miles of where they were shot.

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