Roughly 2000 dove are banded in the state each year and have been for roughly 7 years now. The goose banding program here in Oklahoma has been put on hold after this last summer of banding since there is more than 20 years of data on the resident population. I believe the plan is to evaluate and possibly band more geese in the future as needed
Alot of geese around that area may have bands and to a point it takes away from the thrill of shooting a banded bird. But its still nice nevertheless. Lord will my day will come I'll get one. Still have many a hunting cherry to pop. I guess that one thing that keeps me at it.
Bull, I can tell you that the migrant bands that I have collected have a lot more meaning to me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy shooting a banded bird, but knowing that it came from a little farther away than 5 or 10 miles makes it a little better in my book. I don't mix and match my migrant bands with the resident bands. Until that particular hunt, I actually had more migrant bands than I had resident bands.