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  1. Guzman

    Guzman Elite Refuge Member

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    I was taking pictures today and I was able to get all the numbers off a duck band. Banded in moses lake still alive in wenatchee.
     

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  2. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Is that a golf course putting green that pic was taken on? No wonder he's still alive!
     
  3. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    That is great! I need to try that on some banded park birds here in Yaki-Vegas. :tu
     
  4. WidgeonmanGH

    WidgeonmanGH Elite Refuge Member

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    Just out of curiosity, is there a box you check to say it is alive or will the poor guy who finally whacks it get a confused report back when they report the band the second time?
     
  5. RXHzfx

    RXHzfx Senior Refuge Member

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    That's cool thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Curt Gibson

    Curt Gibson Senior Refuge Member

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    Thats cool !!! we get a few that show up at a kids fishing pond never tried reading the numbers though.
     
  7. Guzman

    Guzman Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes. You can check alive and still living. They also ask how you were able to get the numbers and you can check photographed. I have reported neck bands before if I see them in odd places. Waste of time just reporting them in Columbia park.
     
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    buzzkill Senior Refuge Member

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    10 to 1 someone takes the numbers you posted and claim that they shot it to get a certificate...
     
  9. Guzman

    Guzman Elite Refuge Member

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    And what would a person do with a certificate? If a person wants a certificate just go to a park find a neck collar and turn it in.
     
  10. mrbill

    mrbill Elite Refuge Member

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    Trust me. It happens. When it does you may find yourself having to explain the discrepancy. That kind of misbehavior has a negative effect on the banding data.
     

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