Got my first banded mallard here in Juneau yesterday. He was tagged on the Minto flats in early August. My boy was the first to notice it (he is 7). "Hey dad there is somthing on your ducks leg, it looks like a braclet". Not sure who was more excited.
Do you guys up north get a lot of bands? Down here it is pretty rare, at least in Juneau and for the crew I hunt with.