- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking hunters and bird watchers to keep an eye out for metal bands on ducks.

Wildlife biologists attached metal bands to 834 ducks earlier this year as part of a data collection effort that includes U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Each band has a unique sequence of numbers, and biologists record the age, sex and species of each duck before it is released.

The department is asking hunters who harvest ducks or bird watchers who spot the bands through spotting scopes to report the information to the website reportband.gov.

New Hampshire has been banding ducks for 28 years. Altogether, nearly 10,000 ducks have been banded.

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