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    So I seem to have hit a lucky streak, 2 bands just at 24 hours apart....hunting the exact same spot

    Yesterday’s drake was hatched and banded last Summer in Queen Ann’s county, MD

    Today’s hen was hatched and banded in 2009, Monroe county, IN

    Going to buy my powerball ticket right now

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    nice!
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    Very nice!

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    Pretty cool. For curiosity's sake, if you've shot a banded bird before, approximately how many birds did you have between it/them and these two? I've read numbers on here before of people's odds from their personal experience, but I can't remember them.

    I shot two wood duck bands almost exactly a year apart in the same spot. I've check extra close around December 19th each year since, but the bands must have been on the birds I missed.

    Edit: That's an old wood duck!
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    Bands are pure luck . Period.

    I know guys that have lots of bands and don't kill many ducks. That is the magic of geography, i.e. being near a banding site or under a major wintering area. I also know plenty of guys that have killed many thousands of ducks in their careers that have zero bands . Goose bands don't really count - especially on resident Canadas.
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    Will make her dance

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    Congratulations! I just recently shot my first banded duck.


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    Nice. I think my last band was over 10 years ago.
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    I’ve killed 5 banded wood ducks....2008 ish, 2011, 2018, two in 2021

    5.5 miles apart from the farthest 2, the other three were between those two
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    Was that hen really banded in 2009 or is that a typo?

    I guess a duck could get that old. I shot a woodie drake that was six years old and banded as an adult.

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    queen anne? that's eastern shore territory. did it have any more info on the banding site?

    good stuff and yes go buy a lottery ticket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WNM View Post
    Pretty cool. For curiosity's sake, if you've shot a banded bird before, approximately how many birds did you have between it/them and these two? I've read numbers on here before of people's odds from their personal experience, but I can't remember them.

    I shot two wood duck bands almost exactly a year apart in the same spot. I've check extra close around December 19th each year since, but the bands must have been on the birds I missed.

    Edit: That's an old wood duck!
    I started hunting ducks in '06ish killed my first band in '16 on a wood duck hen on the last day of season. Watched a couple wood duck bands and a mallard band die to the guns of my buddies in between that time frame. And have since seen 1 wood duck band ('18). In all Ive seen 5 bands die on hunts I've been on in 15 years of duck hunting. The first two wood ducks I saw were killed a handful of years between the two, both killed in the same hole off the river and both were banded at the same place in Michigan. Mine also came from Michigan but was banded at a different location.
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    My oldest duck band was on a Mallard that was 16ish when I killed him. Not even close to the record . Many banded waterfowl have been shot over 25 years old. I know a guy that killed a Canvasback on Lake Seminole that was over 20.
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    That’s awesome man let me know what numbers to pick !
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    Yeah. Powerball ticket would be my next move as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WNM View Post
    Pretty cool. For curiosity's sake, if you've shot a banded bird before, approximately how many birds did you have between it/them and these two? I've read numbers on here before of people's odds from their personal experience, but I can't remember them.

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    3 bands for me. A goose from Pennsylvania. A green head from Canada. A hen woodie from Canada.

    I’ve seen a couple other goose bands killed in front of me. Also have witnessed a drake wood duck the past two seasons. One from Maryland and one from Michigan.

    The three wood ducks and mallard were all killed within two miles in SC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    queen anne? that's eastern shore territory. did it have any more info on the banding site?

    good stuff and yes go buy a lottery ticket!
    Wye Mills? Only thing other than bander info and that’s a blanket that covers the whole state
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    I killed a banded woodie drake in 2013, Aynor SC, that was banded as an adult in 08 in Ontario. Killed another banded woodie drake in 2016 in York SC, that was hatched and banded in 16 in Pennsylvania. Got to watch a buddy fold a banded greenhead in the snow, in 2018 in York, that was banded in 2012 in Michigan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sprigdog View Post
    My last duck band was 2004. At least 3500 ducks ago.
    Sprigdog sighting!

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