Bands from Guided hunt???

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by BAYDOG, Mar 8, 2018.

who gets the band?

  1. Hunter paying the guide

    114 vote(s)
    98.3%
  2. Guide offering the hunt

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. Rogue Hunter

    Rogue Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I've seen twenty-something guides at shows that have lanyards full of bands and I just think, "yeah, right". For me, it would be a "red flag" I wouldn't book a hunt with them..."dishonest, can't trust them"!
     
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  2. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    While bands are not very important to me, I've actually given them away to friends for mounts. What is important to you, might seem dumb to others, so lets not wag fingers just cause bands are a dime a dozen to you.
     
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  3. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Im not a guide!! but take a lot of new hunters or new goose hunters out in my fields . We have one banded goose for about every 200-250 geese So not many compared to some areas. A few years ago I was back home in Mn feeding the geese and counted 53 bands,.. dang where the salmon net when I need it:no:sp. In all my time with others I have only killed one goose with a band,... only because the guy I was hunting with had picked up the goose:)
    Twice first timers hunting with me got bands,... the luck of some kids:joker:scratch

    I like the excitement of killing a band while on the hunt, finding out where its from. And Im fine if other where them on their lanyard.
    But bands are not proof of manliness.
    Years back I posted as a prank 7 of our geese with "bands" on them ( leg bands we placed on power tool cords). Wow the backlash, and phone calls ,.. yee-oww -eee
    bands from distant places are neat,.. bands from the local park arent.
     
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  4. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't you wag that finger at me.
     
  5. Mr. Chokesonducks

    Mr. Chokesonducks Elite Refuge Member

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    My hunting memories are of the working birds, shots, retrieves, and friends. Bands, mounts and material items don’t mean a thing.
     
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  6. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    I know of one champion goose caller / call maker / guide who takes all the bands shot by the clients. I am not going to post his name, but you all would recognize him.
     
  7. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    Another reason for not using a G/O?

    Hunting in this country is rapidly becoming much akin to the way a New Orleans brothel is run.
     
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  8. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    Finger communication typically mirrors the same action in return. Flip someone off, they give it back.
     
  9. Vammy

    Vammy Senior Refuge Member

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    I've never seen a bird with a band, let alone killed one with a band.
    So yeah, I'd like to have one. Just one. Then, I'd totally be over it.
     
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  10. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    My only one was stolen a few years back. I’m still on the hunt. :l

    Shot that one in ‘10, and it was stolen in 14.
     

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