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Good day hunting, my first duck band

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Good day hunting, my first duck band
Today, I finally shot a banded duck. 4 mallards came in, and I dropped one, I missed a shot at a hen. I was disappointed until I saw the jewelry!
I got 5 goose bands, to date, but this is the first duck band.

My motor ran like a champ, so my problem is resolved. Starts on the first pull again, so the cleaning and rebuilding the carburetor was not a waste of time.
I "captured" a Canada goose and kept it with my goose decoys for a while. A couple hunters came buy in their boat, and I asked if they lost a decoy. They didn't even know one escaped until I asked how the rigged there decoys, and it matched up with theirs.








Oxford, CT

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MIKE-SID: Nov 9, 2019, 3:06 PM
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congrats on the band
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Nice job on both accounts.


Carl
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This has to be a day you will never forget. Now, please inform us when you find out about this banded bird. I would like to know what you find out. Congratulations, Mike.
Al
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Congrats on the band. Let us know where it was banded.
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Congratulations, Mike!


SJS
Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
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Thanks guys, I am happy indeed. I shot him in Norh Haven CT, and here is the info from his banding

Species: Mallard
Date banded: 09/12/2018
Banding Location: NEAR EASTON, AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE, USA
Age: HATCHED IN 2018
Sex: MALE





Oxford, CT
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Mike,
Congratulations on the band. Good job on getting the goose decoy back to its owner. Nice that your motor is functioning as it should. Always a good thing when our equipment is dependable.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Your first duck band is a wonderful memory. Congratulations.

Good karma returning the stray goose decoy.

Days like that feed the addiction to our lifestyle.

Two thumbs up.











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