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Bands
« on: December 24, 2016, 07:13:39 AM »
My hunting buddy and I got on the subject, while sitting in the blind the other day, of the different species of ducks with bands.  I have picked up canada geese with bands, drake and hen mallards, but a couple years back I picked up a banded drake wigeon.  Last year my hunting buddy picked up a banded Redhead (picked up a few non-banded redheads at the corner bar way back in college, but thats another story...) and a Bull Sprig with a band. 

Curious of non canada/mallard banded birds you guys may have shot...

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Re: Bands
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 07:50:01 AM »
Mostly mallards for me. Have gotten two pintails and two green winged teal also. Man those real have some tiny bands. #5 size I believe. My favorite is my harlequin band though. Still gunning for that elusive spoonbill band though.  :chuckle:

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Re: Bands
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 03:22:35 PM »
Got mallards, greenwing, widgeon, gadwall, and canadians but thats all we really kill.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 08:21:15 PM »
A buddy shot a banded wood duck a week ago.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 09:25:08 PM »
When I lived in KY and hunted the central flyway I had some buddies kill banded wood Ducks and my dad killed a double banded black duck (one band was a normal band and the other was a $100 reward band). Me personally only killed banded mallards. 


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Re: Bands
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 11:44:00 PM »
Honestly, I've never seen one.  What is the general ratio?  How many birds do you shoot per band, it has to be north of 100/1.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 07:57:14 AM »
I saw this at Cabelas the other day, a waterfowling metal detector. What do they think of next?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Northern-Flight-reg-Metal-Detector-x-Monocular/2358506.uts


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Re: Bands
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 08:10:17 AM »
Honestly, I've never seen one.  What is the general ratio?  How many birds do you shoot per band, it has to be north of 100/1.
If I shot one this year it would be like 1/900. I did do a snow goose hunt a few years ago out of state, and two of us pounded the same banded Ross goose. He kept it. The guide said it was only the 2/3 banded Ross he'd ever seen or heard of being killed.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 08:32:04 AM »
I saw this at Cabelas the other day, a waterfowling metal detector. What do they think of next?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Northern-Flight-reg-Metal-Detector-x-Monocular/2358506.uts


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So stupid.....I bet guys are gonna buy that without reading the description thinking it's gonna help me harvest more bands

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Re: Bands
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2016, 08:37:20 AM »
It all depends on where your hunting and the zone of influence I think as to banding locations.  Some guys will get a ton of them and others may never see one.  The number of birds harvested also increases your odds.  Our club where I grew up hunting averaged about 36 banded birds per season and many of those were taken the first month of the season.
Eagle lakes on the other hand average close to 100 bands per season. 

My son shot a banded wigeon this year and I shot a banded mallard on Wednesday, so we are on the board.  We usually average 1-5 bands per season, but used to do a lot better on them when I lived down south.

Ratio used to be about 1 band per 100 birds.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 09:01:06 AM »
Approaching 1700 ducks over my waterfowl career and not a single band - wa, wa wa. Buddy got his first last weekend on a Mallard drake on the W side Columbia R.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2016, 09:59:08 AM »
Got this beauty just the other day.  Too bad it was immature with no pin, would have been taxidermy worthy. Guess I could remove it and put it on a nicer bird  :dunno:

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Re: Bands
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Re: Bands
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 01:00:48 AM »
Other than mallards and a Cackler,  I've got a band on a buffle head  (my buddy did too, the next weekend), a bluebill,  and wigeon.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 07:46:02 PM »
I have one from a Redtail Hawk!

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Re: Bands
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2017, 07:55:40 PM »
I have one from a Redtail Hawk!

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Re: Bands
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2017, 07:32:45 AM »
My buddy shot a banded snow goose. He called it in and it came  from russia.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2017, 06:24:25 AM »
I have one from a Redtail Hawk!
I found a dead banded hawk just laying in the woods by Baker one time. Same style as a duck band but it wraps around on the back... Reported the # and never got the info back on it. Other then that I've got mallards and Pins.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2017, 12:32:46 PM »
Found some info:
This link that allows you to look up birds banded and encounter by country/state/year:
https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/homepage/start.cfm

Summary of waterfowl banded in WA (tabs on bottom of page for different species): https://goo.gl/4rIkpN

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Re: Bands
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2017, 08:46:44 PM »
Neighbors son got a double banded wigeon the other day. Never seen a double banded wigeon!

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Re: Bands
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2017, 09:00:32 PM »
All mallards for me.
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Re: Bands
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 02:58:28 AM »
Banded Harlequin. Only band I've ever got.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2017, 08:07:20 AM »
Ive manage a teal, woodduck, Canada goose, Snow goose and Ross's goose. Range from The Aleutian Chain, Canada and California.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2017, 09:42:12 AM »
Cool stuff.  A friend of a friend just bagged a hen pintail with a band.  Thought that was pretty unusual.

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Re: Bands
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2017, 09:50:10 AM »
All mallards and canada geese for me. One big mallard drake was banded in St. Johns Newfoundland and I shot him in the Moses Lake area. It was 4 years since he was banded. I double checked the band number and it was right. I was very surprised how far this fellow had traveled.
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