I've been duck hunting 10 years. killed or lead the killing on around 200 geese in 3 years and averaged 15 or so the other 7. killed approx, 50 ducks per year for 7 of those years and approx 30 for these other 3 years. I have one scwa band. ive killed birds and been on allot of successful mass murderings and I'm the only one with a band out of my hunting group of buddies. hadnt heard of any of my other buddies getting any either. Now I've killed 3 northern shovelers, chinese manadrin, a ross goose(coast of NC), 2 snows, ring necks, woodies,and hoodies in WNC. Black ducks, gadwalls, pintails, brant, goldeneyes, greater canadas. buffleheads, mergansers of various species, from Chincoteague VA and some from SPokane Washington.
Point is Ive traveled and killed all kinds of mixed bags and I have one band from the SCWA. Now we killed snows in Chincoteague VA the first year I went and a buddy spooked a flock that was landing behind us and they flew over to another blind and a guy killed one with a $100 reward and earlier that season a custome rkille done with a $1000 reward.
Besides sharing kills point is I take bands around here very serious. go to the dakotas and other places and Im sure people get to fill a lanyard every coup0le of years. So it's a status symbol and I respect it. If you want to make your own or buy them off ebay that's cool too. I see your spread it dang better be full of yellow rubber ducks and a full size Daffy standing on the bank cause in my eyes your a joke. But thats my opinion. hard to respect a foney.
Cute example huh? lol good luck to everyone this year.