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Discussion in 'Goose Hunting Forum' started by brentbullets, Feb 28, 2014.
Interesting read in new edition, what's your thoughts?
Dont look like they have it currently available online on their site.
Pretty much about how researchers feel that collared geese are intentionally targeted by hunters and with it they are skewing data,and how that the surprise of shooting a band years ago has been over shadowed by those who land and spot out bands/collars on the ground to specifically target just those birds.
Interesting article in that they pulled quotes from an online message board about a population of birds that they want killed and use it to discuss the detriments of targeting collars.
Now that being said, they will never be able to regulate out the targeting of collars or bands. But they can make it more difficult if they want to.
I agree With the sentiment regarding the change of values and marketing of bands and collars, BUT The reality is that the majority don't have the skill or patience to effectively do it.
So in the end we are addressing an issue that isn't really an issue.
That may be the case until a couple guys shoot a hundred a piece.
Hasnt one of the DSD guys shot a hundred collared cacks?
Brad shot his 100th collar this year, Dave is at 99
Sorry but of course if a goose has a collar it is gonna be a target in any flock I work! I have seen only a couple collars in 46 years and those were after the season in non hunting areas. Still collars do allow reports to be made without the goose being killed thus they are very important to researchers.
I shoot them and target them when I can! Since moving to michigan haven't seen any collars!!! Don't put them on if u don't want them shot!