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

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  2. Guide offering the hunt

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  1. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    What amazes me is so few bands have been reported or banded birds shot for that matter. I think it’s less than 5% are recovered. Some of the geese we banded in WI have been shot in Oregon and Quebec.

    I travel a lot and have seen banded ducks and geese in many states including Iowa, and even Arizona. Personally I think there are more geese than what the fish and wildlife thinks.
     
  2. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a buddy who's young child found a band on a dead owl ("Its a banded HOO-HOO!")... They called in the band... I believe they were told they could keep the band...

    If I knew of a guide who liked to take the bands for himself... Maybe take a band from a dead eagle, and slip it on a duck or goose from the morning... And just let what happens, happen...

    I like to get bands, but I do not get that riled up about them... If a banded hen mallard came in with an ordinary drake mallard, I'd shoot the drake... But, if a guide tried to claim bands from ducks shot, it would irk me just on principal...
     
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  3. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Rick Hamm?!
     
  4. GK1

    GK1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Like I said earlier....The snow fox himself.;)
     
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  5. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Monkey see, monkey do.
     
  6. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    So if you shoot the bird and the band is a $100 or a $1000 band....who gets it?
     
  7. BADLARRY250

    BADLARRY250 Senior Refuge Member

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    I only have one band and it was from a goose I found dead on the side of the road
     
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  8. KSRedleg

    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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    All but one of the bands I've taken have either been when I was hunting along or when I was the only one shooting. The one exception was on a mallard drake that my Dad and I both fired at almost at the same moment. Not knowing who killed it he started kidding me about it being banded. Told him since it fell on his side he could pick it up and keep it if it was banded. Well, of course it was.
     
  9. burgawboy

    burgawboy Elite Refuge Member

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    No need to be racist!:)
     
  10. duck stopper

    duck stopper Elite Refuge Member

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    If I knew the guide kept a band one of our group shot I would not tip him. That's his tip. Similarly if a guide shoots that's his tip.
    For me it's not so much the band, but where the bird came from and how old it was that's important.
     

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