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#6043754 - 11/22/15 04:57 PM I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded!
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Registered: 11/17/09
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Loc: Denton Co
Shot this little beauty in Rockport yesterday. Redhead hen banded the second time 2009 in Saskatchewan. Hatched some time before 2008. The original band was unreadable. USGS says that redhead bands will usually wear down to unreadable on redheads in 8 to 10 years. Guessing this ol girl was at least 16 years old.

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#6043780 - 11/22/15 05:11 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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we shot a double banded drake mallard in Oklahoma last week from Alberta and they said over 10 yrs old

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#6043815 - 11/22/15 05:26 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Very Kool!
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#6043820 - 11/22/15 05:30 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Congrats!
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#6043891 - 11/22/15 06:10 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Awesome!!!
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#6043895 - 11/22/15 06:13 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Congrats! cheers

I'll get a band one of these day....

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#6043931 - 11/22/15 06:29 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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How'd I know it was going to be a redhead hen?
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#6044180 - 11/22/15 08:16 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Nice congrats
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#6044375 - 11/22/15 09:59 PM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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did you ask about sending the old band in for acid etching?
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#6044607 - 11/23/15 07:01 AM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Cool.

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#6044750 - 11/23/15 08:25 AM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Very cool
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#6044766 - 11/23/15 08:31 AM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: WEEKday warrior]
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Is one band alum and the other steel? They were double banding divers a few years back with both metals to study the wear rate between the two. Its my understanding that when a banded bird is caught again they record the info, pull the old band, and put a new one on.

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#6044948 - 11/23/15 09:45 AM Re: I don't always shoot hens... but when I do they're double banded! [Re: Toledo]
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Denton Co
You mean I may have been living a lie the last 48 hours? That makes sense but I guess I was a little to excited to think of other options. Was thinking about sending off for acid etching. Can probably hit it with a refrigerator magnet first to rule that out.
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