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My first BAND

Posted By: HayMathews

My first BAND - 11/17/14 03:48 AM

I killed my first ever banded duck this morning. A beautiful Wood Duck that was banded on September 7, 2010 in Iowa. Shot near Maypearl, Texas. A hunt that I will always remember!
Posted By: Jeff Elder

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:01 AM

The begging of many more up
Posted By: Nathan Nelson

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:19 AM

Congratulations; beautiful bird, hope he goes on the wall.
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:21 AM

Awesome. Still looking for my first.
Posted By: Fooshman

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:30 AM

Congrats.
Posted By: pervis

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:14 AM

That is awesome!
Posted By: jdk1985

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:30 AM

If you don't mount that bird I will hunt you down. Period. Seriously.
Posted By: jdk1985

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:32 AM

Oh yeah, congrats!
Posted By: HayMathews

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 06:00 AM

I reckon you'll have to hunt me down then.... I'm a poor college boy, and cannot afford to mount him. I got lots of good pictures and am going to blow up the best one in a frame, along with the band and certificate. One day I'll get a nice one mounted, but till then I'll have an awesome memory and a nicely framed memoir of how poor I once was lol. Thanks for the kind words!
Posted By: dogcatcher

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 06:09 AM

Congrats.
Posted By: Cody Malone

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 10:34 AM

Congrats!
Posted By: TxDuck24

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 11:47 AM

Nice
Posted By: Charlie817

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 12:51 PM

Congrats! Beautiful bird!
Posted By: mohunter

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 01:04 PM

Congrats.
Posted By: johnboy91

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 01:09 PM

Congrats very jealous
Posted By: jdk1985

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: HayMathews
I reckon you'll have to hunt me down then.... I'm a poor college boy, and cannot afford to mount him. I got lots of good pictures and am going to blow up the best one in a frame, along with the band and certificate. One day I'll get a nice one mounted, but till then I'll have an awesome memory and a nicely framed memoir of how poor I once was lol. Thanks for the kind words!


Fair enough. And, that way, you don't sacrifice the breast meat.

Congrats!
Posted By: kindall

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 01:44 PM

Congratulations, I'm still waiting on my first one.
Posted By: Limit Extender

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 02:31 PM

Pretty cool! Congrats on a nice trophy
Posted By: DuckCoach1985

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 03:37 PM

congrats!!! cheers
Posted By: nickduckhunter

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:06 PM

You have to be careful with those rings on your woody. They can hurt. So I hear.

I Killed one last year. It was banded in Valders, WI.
Posted By: Fowlman

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 04:36 PM

Congrats up
Posted By: Featherduster

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:00 PM

Congrats to you sir
Posted By: FamousAmos

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:01 PM

AWESOME!
Posted By: LarryCopper

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Congrats.
Posted By: Dave Scott

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:41 PM

I got one on a dove a few years ago- I didn't even know they banded doves. Little tiny band. I put mine on my key chain. Nice wood duck!
Posted By: Hunt Dog

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:54 PM

We have shot a few banded Woodies on my family's place and they always seem to have been banded in Iowa. Nice bird.
Hope you remembered to pick up the empty hulls in the water.
Posted By: Guy

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 05:59 PM

I shot a wood duck yesterday for the first time in a couple years. Cool duck, congrats on the band!
Posted By: bodydub

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 08:13 PM

Congrats!!! I would mount him for sure..........
Posted By: Aggiedukmaster

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 08:31 PM

Congrats!! Awesome Bird to get your 1st Band with!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: HayMathews

Re: My first BAND - 11/17/14 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
We have shot a few banded Woodies on my family's place and they always seem to have been banded in Iowa. Nice bird.
Hope you remembered to pick up the empty hulls in the water.

Ya, I've had several people tell me Iowa bands a lot of woodies.
And we always pick up our hulls, no worries!
Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter

Re: My first BAND - 11/18/14 12:21 AM

I think your picture idea is the best alternative to mounting him! Great idea!
Posted By: HayMathews

Re: My first BAND - 11/18/14 12:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter
I think your picture idea is the best alternative to mounting him! Great idea!

Thanks bud. I think it'll be pretty neat, and a good conversation piece.
Posted By: prairiehunter92

Re: My first BAND - 11/18/14 01:58 AM

Awesome!
Posted By: QuackQuackBoom

Re: My first BAND - 11/19/14 07:42 PM

Congrats! That would definitely go on the wall for me. Hope to get a band at some point.
Posted By: Fallen Feathers Taxidermy

Re: My first BAND - 11/19/14 10:23 PM

Congrats to ya
Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN

Re: My first BAND - 11/19/14 10:28 PM

Congrats! That is cool.
Posted By: HayMathews

Re: My first BAND - 11/20/14 04:11 PM

Thanks fella's
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