I'm curious to know how common these banded birds are. I went duck hunting for the first time last Saturday and nailed a teal with a band. My buddy who's been duck hunting quite a bit was pretty excited about it and couldn't stop talking about how lucky I was to get a banded bird the first time out.
So, any idea about the odds of getting a banded bird? Is it 1 in 10, 1 in 20, 1 in 100? Any idea?
i've been at this for 22 years it took me 14 years before i got my first band which was drake mallard. since then i've got a total of 5 duck bands and 5 goose bands. i've shot around 1,500 ducks and only 30 geese. it's more common to get a banded goose. your lucky to already get a band some guy's have been hunting 40 years and never got one.
nice job on the band. I have been shooting 50+ ducks a year for over 30 years and no jewelry for me yet. :evil: Must be where I hunt, not a lot of time spent in public WMA. I wonder sometimes if that has anything to do with it?
But I don't complain because that is not why I am. :lol:
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