Tigah D LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jul 2008 642 posts
re: How many banded ducks have you killed?(Posted by Tigah D on 7/10/13 at 5:21 pm to jsmoke222000)
Killed my one and only banded bird in Nov 2004, drake mallard in north shore Lake Pontchartrain area. Have been in the blind when a banded speck was taken, I had no claim to it though.
There is a huge correlation with hunting banded species of birds and also where higher concentrations of those birds are. That's why so many bands are recovered in SW La vs SE La, with more mallards, pins and geese taken over that way. Killing grays and GWs (abundant species, rarely banded) is just not going to stack your lanyard in jewelry. That said, dosgris/scaup banding has been on the increase in recent years so you might think twice on passing on them. At least watch for bands when you let that 40 pack of them light in the dekes