NWLA hunters should be seeing quite a few more bands if the refuge keeps up what they have been doing. We have gotten 3 in the last 2 seasons. Im not sure if they are only banding woodies there, or different species
We hunted the RR Refuge down around Grand Bayou a bunch one season...maybe 2005ish? We kept on killing banded birds and couldn't figure out why. I think we killed like 4 or 5 in one week.
We did our part for science by calling them in and learning that they were all banded like 2 miles to the North of where we were...and about a week before.
The bands still look good on a lanyard though! For what its worth, the ones we killed were mainly teal and greys...don't recall any woodies.