Wildfowl band hunters article

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  1. brentbullets

    brentbullets Elite Refuge Member

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    Interesting read in new edition, what's your thoughts?
     
  2. phan6622

    phan6622 Elite Refuge Member

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    Link?
     
  3. DrakeStar

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    Good read.
    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.
     
  4. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Elite Refuge Member

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    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.
     
  5. Tealer

    Tealer Senior Refuge Member

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    That may be the case until a couple guys shoot a hundred a piece.
     
  6. Wastinshells

    Wastinshells Elite Refuge Member

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    Hasnt one of the DSD guys shot a hundred collared cacks?
     
  7. waterfowlin101

    waterfowlin101 Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope.
     
  8. Cluckme

    Cluckme Senior Refuge Member

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    Brad shot his 100th collar this year, Dave is at 99
     
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    kc outdoorsman Elite Refuge Member

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    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.
     
  10. baker aka goosenut

    baker aka goosenut Elite Refuge Member

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    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!
     

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