It's time to report Bird Bands
courtesy of TWRA
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
urges waterfowl hunters to report leg and neck band numbers they find on
ducks and geese. The recovery of waterfowl band numbers reveals
scientifically valuable information necessary to monitor migration
patterns and manage North America's ducks and geese.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a toll-free
number for hunters to report band numbers. The toll-free number
is 1-800-327-BAND. The information to report is the band
number, the date of harvest, and the county or area of harvest.
In past years, band numbers had to be mailed in. This can still
be done by mailing information to: BIRD BANDING LABORATORY, U.S. FISH
AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, LAUREL, MD. 29708.
Waterfowl bands are prized trophies to waterfowl hunters and do
not need to be sent to the Wildlife Service. In return for
reporting band numbers, the cooperating hunter will receive a fact sheet
and a certificate appropriate for framing.