Banding Information

Band returns can't provide a complete picture of the exact origin of all Oklahoma ducks. There are areas important to the Oklahoma migration where banding effort is light or non-existent.

1990 to 2000, first year banded birds harvested in Oklahoma


Points of Interest

- According to banding data, 91% of the Oklahoma migration originates from the states and Canadian provinces that make up the PRAIRIE POTHOLE REGION. The Prairie Pothole Region is Ducks Unlimited's #1 conservation focus area and has been since the organization's inception in 1937.

- Over 75% of the Oklahoma migration originates from Canada. To track Canada only band returns CLICK HERE.