Only 2 bands in 56 years one a pigeon and one bull sprig. I know both were mine because I hunting alone. Have not killed a banded duck in 35 years. Only 2 other bands killed while I was in the group, one honker and one mallard Susie. My father hunted every day years ago and only left us 2 bands and ducks were thick then. NJ219bands has a great record in 55 years he has averaged on ducks 132.7 ducks per year and 4.49 bands per year. I am just not lucky I guess and I have hunted Canada, TN, MO, AR LA and TX over the years. I have won several guns at DU banquet over the years, but never been drawn for a 60 day blind at Reelfoot. I get invited to a private blind where they tell you first thing that any bands belong to the blind but they have never killed a banded bird while I was there. They also say they have never been skunked except on a trip or two when I was along. Go figure.