Report Dove Bands

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Report Dove Bands
Over the next three years Texas and 25 other states across the U.S. will be banding over 85,000 doves to determine the effects of changes in habitat and hunting. Several thousand doves have been banded across Texas this year. Doves were last banded in Texas on a large scale in 1976.

But banding does no good if hunters don't see and report the bands on birds they shoot. The bands are very small and easy to overlook. Previous studies indicated two-thirds of banded doves taken by hunters were never reported. Band reporting rates need to be high in order to maximize the return on hunting license dollars spent to get needed management information.

Doves will be marked with metal leg bands containing a unique number and a toll-free telephone number (1-800-327-BAND or 2263). Please call this number or report bands on the Internet at www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl. You may keep the band and receive information on when and where the dove was banded.
 

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A couple of the guys that went with us got some banded birds last year. I don't know if they called them in or not. By the way, do you know what a ring neck dove counts as? Im assuming the same as a morning. We had a few of those last year and thats the first time I've ever seen one.
 

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