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KANSAS DUCKS UNLIMITED TO HOST GREENWING GOOSE BANDING EVENT

KANSAS DUCKS UNLIMITED TO HOST GREENWING GOOSE BANDING EVENT

August 14, 2014

The event will be held August 30 at the Jamestown Wildlife Area

PRATT ­– Have you ever wondered how geese are banded? Well now is your opportunity to not only learn about the process, but also be a part of it. On August 30, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff, in conjunction with Kansas Ducks Unlimited, will be relocating resident Canada Geese at Jamestown Wildlife Area and anyone with an interest in Kansas waterfowl management is invited to join. Participants are asked to meet at the Jamestown Wildlife Area headquarters, 299 Marsh Trail, Jamestown, where registration will open at 7 a.m., and banding will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Apart from handling birds, participants will learn about the life cycle of Canada geese, as well as what information banding efforts can provide. Lunch will be available for $5.00 per person. Following lunch, participants can also enjoy a guided tour of the Jamestown Wildlife Area given by area managers.

Participants may attend all or part of the event, but all participants must be registered. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Participants planning on handling birds are encouraged to wear older clothes. Close-toed shoes and boots are also recommended, as well as bug spray and sun screen.

Nearby lodging can be found at: www.cloudcountytourism.com/

For more information, or to obtain a participation form, contact Kansas Ducks Unlimited regional director, Josh Williams at jwilliams@ducks.org.

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