New Turkey Bling: Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio to band 900 birds combined

Leg bands are hugely popular among waterfowl hunters, and for good reason. A band taken from a downed duck or goose is a highly-prized trophy; it helps researchers track waterfowl; and it makes a handsome decoration for your call lanyard. Starting this spring, for the first time, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio each plan to band the legs of 300 tom turkeys to help monitor these birds, which will also provide lucky hunters with a little bling to go along with the traditional trophies of tail feathers, beard, and spurs.