Information obtained from band recoveries reported by hunters and other individuals is, along with harvest and population data, critical to the management of our waterfowl resources.
Information derived from banding includes the distribution of the harvest from a particular banding area, the timing of the harvest and most importantly, the harvest rate. This information is utilized annually in the development of harvest frameworks and final regulations.
To report a band click the following web site - http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/homepage/call800.htm
Or call 1/800/327-2263.