Banded geese question

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today I noticed 2 geese I never seen before at this lake I go to everyday and both of them had a band on each ankle. What does that mean?
 

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Conservation department bands them. When they are shot by hunters they call in and report them.
Do you know where that is? Where they band them., and I’ve never seen ones that were double banded. But the banding is all about hunting or is there another reason for banding?
 

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I was hoping it meant they belonged to someone but Gray Farms is probably right. If you call fish and wildlife conservation in your area they would probably tell you.
 

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Do you know where that is? Where they band them., and I’ve never seen ones that were double banded. But the banding is all about hunting or is there another reason for banding?

They catch them at Conservation Areas, Wildlife Set-aside Areas, and State Wetlands "typically when they are young". The banding is used to track their movements and how far the travel. They know where and when they were banded. And when a hunter calls them in they know where and when they were harvested. This gives them information on how far they have traveled and their age.
 

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