Spinoff from the duck banding thread. How many bands have you gotten? Does your area produce quite a few?
Sadly, between the thousands of ducks I have slayed, I only have 1 band. Banded drake woodie, from the new refuge in South Bossier. I got it 2 seasons ago, about 3 miles from the refuge
Last season we got back to back banded woodies from the refuge (1 hen Saturday, 1 drake Sunday), I was not the trigger man on either.
In Arkansas, the bands have gotten fewer through the years. My uncle and pow pow have lanyards full, from banded greenheads, geese, green money bands ($100), and a couple of electronic banded geese (bands returned).
We hunt with a few older "aim and claim" guys on the river, so its not even worth fighting over. Never thought a small peice of metal could turn grown men into the biggest bitches ever