January 26, 2012 at 11:58am
Over 400 ducks harvested this year out of blind = no bands. Been duck hunting in LA and MS since 1977 and have probably shot well over 6,000-7,000 ducks and geese since then with only 3 bands to show for. I shot a banded red head hen in 2003, a banded drake gw teal in 2004 both shot in SE LA and 1 banded Canadian goose in 2005 shot in Manitoba, Canada. Unless you shoot mostly mallards which is the primary duck banded then we just don't see the bands like hunters up north do who shoot mostly mallards.