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#6562024 - 11/28/16 10:11 AM Bands
JordanLane Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/02/16
Posts: 27
Loc: Justin Texas
Has anyone shot an banded bird so far in the first half of the season? If you haven't, have you ever shot one before, If so, what species?

Mine have been a banded mallard drake back in 07, as well as a banded pintail hen. Father shot a double banded mallard drake with some $$ on one leg a couple years ago.

#6562077 - 11/28/16 10:40 AM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Esh and Hattie Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 411
Loc: N Texas
Shot 3, all drake mallards, all in Kansas, all in the 5 years I hunted there when I was in college. Didn't shoot one in Iowa growing up although my dad got a couple. Have been hunting in Texas 10 years now and haven't shot one, nor seen one be taken from any group we were in or talked to.

#6562144 - 11/28/16 11:11 AM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
duckman10 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 06/17/11
Posts: 2246
Loc: Bonham, Texas
Killed two, opening day in OK this season.

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#6562560 - 11/28/16 03:21 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Stohner Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 26
I have been hunting public lakes since I was a child, now 28, so about 18 years, my brother dad or myself have never shot a banded bird, several limits and great hunts, never a band. Goes with Dove hunting as well....

#6562566 - 11/28/16 03:24 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
HuntnFly67 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 4817
I killed a banded snow goose near Eagle Lake back in the mid-90s. I was in HS and the guide kept the bands. Wish I had known better at the time.

#6562574 - 11/28/16 03:28 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Centurion Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 605
Loc: Oklahoma
I have shot 22 banded birds. 15 Mallards, 3 BW Teal, Pintail, Redhead, Woodduck and a Canada Goose. Got my first one in 1980.

Edited by Centurion (11/28/16 03:36 PM)

#6562613 - 11/28/16 03:50 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
MAPper Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 7
I have only shot 1 band in ~20 years of hunting. Shot it in 2014. Was on a Mallard I shot in North Texas, banded in Canada. My dad has shot 2 banded teal in the Eagle Lake area, both during teal season.

#6562624 - 11/28/16 04:02 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
RiverRunner Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 396
Loc: Texas
No bands this season.

I've killed 2 banded birds since 1987...2005-shot a bluewing in early teal. Last year killed a banded Gadwall.

#6562644 - 11/28/16 04:14 PM Re: Bands [Re: Stohner]
Pintail711 Offline

Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Longview, TX
Originally Posted By: Stohner
I have been hunting public lakes since I was a child, now 28, so about 18 years, my brother dad or myself have never shot a banded bird, several limits and great hunts, never a band. Goes with Dove hunting as well....

I'm 28, hunted public and private my whole life. I've killed 3.. 2 sprigs and a gadwall last year. What's cool is when my brother and I killed our first bands, we were both with our dad. Keep killing and you will get one. I've got buddies of mine that have hunted just as long and killed just as many birds and they don't have any either... another friend of mine kills at least 1 a year...My brother in law has a banded dove.. tiny little band too.

#6562807 - 11/28/16 06:09 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 14041
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
I've shot two banded birds. A double banded redhead hen (2010) and a banded gadwall drake (2012).


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#6562855 - 11/28/16 06:36 PM Re: Bands [Re: Fooshman]
Guy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 27950
Loc: Lake X
Shot my first one 2007...

Shot my second last season...

#6562859 - 11/28/16 06:40 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
TTUGrad08 Offline

Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 882
Around 27 years of hunting and no bands.

Maybe this is the year!

#6562990 - 11/28/16 07:42 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
creeksidelc Offline

Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 57
Personally Killed 2 wood ducks and one goose that were banded. Seen another couple banded geese, wood ducks and mallards get killed but we didn't know exactly who in the group shot them so we flipped coins or drew straws. All of those were In Georgia. Given nearly 700 ducks a boat ride since moving to Texas and not seen a band since.

#6563091 - 11/28/16 08:24 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Jeff Elder Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 6228
Loc: Weatherford/Albany / Matagorda...
To answer your question no, not this split
North central TX duck and dove hunts

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#6563159 - 11/28/16 09:01 PM Re: Bands [Re: JordanLane]
Just Nate Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4648
Loc: Austin, TX
My little brother has only been hunting for 3 years, he shot 28 banded doves this year, 19 last year and 8 his first year. He has also shot 3 banded Mallards in 5 hunts and two banded Canada Geese. He really ticks me off.

My dad has help band over 2000 doves in the area over the last 3 years. He also helped release 250 banded Mallards all in South East Colorado.

I have only shot 2 banded birds in 35 years of hunting, a wing banded white wing dove released for a wedding out of Kansas and a banded pintail drake from Saskatchewan.

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