I killed a banded widgeon this morning. Had a pair come in early but left. After watching ducks land in the corner of the field all morning I decided to leave the blind and just sit where they kept landing. Later in the hunt another pair of wigeon came back and after several passes the drake gave me a good shot. I knew he was a pretty bird but was shocked when I recovered him on my way out to see he was banded. The band is really worn and hard to read the numbers. I knew he was a old bird, banned in 2005. See below.
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See below the banding information for the reported bird:
Species American Wigeon
Age HATCHED IN 2004 OR EARLIER
Location 24 NNE FT NORMAN, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA