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*** BAND THREAD 2016-17 ***

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by Branta, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. smoke

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    Opening morning October 8th 2016. Geese were tough to finish today but we ended up with a limit regardless of there stubbornness. I called in a single and he lit outside the decoys. So I decided to walk towards him and get him when he jumped up. Well apparently he was a bit more alert than I thought, because as soon as I stood and took a couple steps, he decided to fly. I took a hail mary at what turned out to be 62 paces and dumped him like a point blank shot! I was chuckling to myself about the long shot when I was walking up to it. I took the top of his head, clean off. :yikes: I was admiring my shot so much, I never leg checked him. I got back to the blinds and was showing my buddy Shooter, so I rolled my hand over to show him the "lucky" shot and what to my surprise bling on his left leg! :lol: I just retired my lanyard which has my life long collection of bands this year and locked it in my gun safe. So i'm hunting with a bare lanyard, not anymore. This band looks sort of lonely hanging by its self.

    :idea: Shoot more bling!
     
  2. Hardwoods89

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    Got my first band in ten years of waterfowling on Tuesday. It was banded in Sandusky, MI in 2014, exciting stuff!
     
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    Duck band from this morning
     
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    Another banded mallard today
     
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    Just heard from Bird Banding Lab today about a band on a Redhead Drake that I shot November 2 on the Bay out of Sebewaing. The band was paper thin and you could not read any numbers so I sent in the actual band and they were able to treat it and get the numbers off of it. Here's the amazing thing. The bird was banded in 2001 near Thief River Falls Mimmesota and was at least one year old when banded making the bird at least 16 years old. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. LoBrass

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    20170103_134104.jpg Last afternoons take.
    The black was banded near Hilliardton, Ont.
     
  8. LoBrass

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    20170122_105405.jpg One of these was banded in Monroe County in 2015.
    Killed 2017, Monroe County
     
  9. michiganoutdoorsman

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    Banded in Coopersville in June 2012. Too young to fly when banded. Shot January 23, 2017.
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    all 3 banded 2016 peawanuck ontario
     
  11. zep02

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    Banded June 2013; Too young to fly. Local S/E Michigan Bird. Shot Jan 28th.
     
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    Shot my first band monday! I doubled up and guess what, both were banded!

    Both banded 6-22-13 & were hatched 2012 or earlier, one male one female. Both were local birds. One band ended in 68 other in 70[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Got a pretty unique one yesterday. Bird was banded 23 years ago. It's paper thin and everything was worn off except for the number at the bottom. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1486915193.570664.jpg
     
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    THAT is bad to the BONE!!!
     
  15. Branta

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    banded here? that's old! I had one like that were it was actually half off the bird when my dog brought it back. you could just about fold it up like gum wrapper it was so thin. banded in Ohio.