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Ive only ever wanted to shoot a duck band, never have. Got dove bands the last two years, go figure. Ten goose bands but I used to hunt an area where fellas did heavy banding before the season and would target those birds in the fall. Id say 50% of the resident birds were banded. One early season day we shot 9 and all were banded. Old timer i hunted with from time to time had hundreds. Had old Hillsboro metal coffee cans filled with them.
 
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Location definetly plays a roll. Shooting a chit ton of birds doesnt hurt either. I have well more than a lanyard full and then some. Nothing compared to the guys who target dry field Canadas and have trained their eye to pick them out. A few have it down to a science. Good for them because they understand the game well enough to get the birds close enough and consistently enough to do it.
 

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I’ve watched a lot of legs over the years. Picked out a few still flying and killed them, but most of mine were after the fact finding them. Was a time when I ran about 1 in 20 was banded, now it’s closer to 1 in 70-80. We band substantially fewer now than 10 years ago.
 

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