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    Default Off topic snow goose band question

    So far in three hunts this spring I have killed 47 snow geese with no bands. I hear and see pictures all the time where guys have killed that amount and had 3-4 bands. Anyone killed a bunch of bands this year?

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    I would guess that most banded snow geese die "sniper style".

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    its just luck! Like 1-5000 birds is banded...
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_willie12 View Post
    its just luck! Like 1-5000 birds is banded...
    Agreed. For me they run in cycles and come in bunches. I'll go years without seeing any then get a season where I'll get double digits; getting multiple banded birds on the same day. They get banded and groups, which reults in them being clustered in certain flights

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    i've hunted waterfowl since 1978 and have never killed a banded bird. I have been with someone who got one on 3 occasions but have never got one myself.

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    If you want good pictures use a DU bands. They come in all colors. Looks more authentic when you smear mud on them.

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    Ive killed 2 banded ducks and have only hunted for 4 seasons, everyone I hunt with kills banded geese and never kills banded ducks. So I guess I'm just that guy lol.
    I watch Band Hunters too much lol. Guess I need to go talk to Fred Zink and have him show me how to kill 5 bands in one hunt lol.

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    Heck, I'd be happy to say I shot that many snows in three hunts.
    We're going to SD March 22-26 on a freelance hunt.

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    I hunt the white hoards in TX, have taken quite a few bands including specs banded in 1994 and 1996 last year. Three years in a row in the same field I took banded Ross' one with a double band. If you look at where they are banded I doubt that 1-5000 is a good number because there are no roads, few villages and sparse travel options. If you are hunting for bands go to Big Canada territory. I also doubt many snow bands are taken by sniping since it is so hard to pick one out of a group since groups we see are multiple hundreds and mostly close together. Still it is fun to get a band. Last one I got was while training in a hay field, there lay a skeleton with a plastic band on one leg and metal band on the other. Wing feather ID'd it to me as a white pelican. Confirmed when the band was sent in and etched. BTW I got the etched band back this week in good condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    I would guess that most banded snow geese die "sniper style".
    Maybe, Lonnie - but sniping's also a "surefire" way to line yourself up for a big fine or even a prison sentence. Making it all the worse is what you might be going to prison for over a little bling, to wit: http://deltafarmpress.com/tribute-de...ler-josh-leger

    Bucking the odds, I've gotten three bands out of a single pass, nothing in the last couple of years though.

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