I'm always shocked people care one way or another what another man does with bands. My grandfather died before I was born. He only duck hunted a little bit, but he had a couple of bands on a string lanyard. My father had bands on his lanyard, and virtually every duck hunting hero of mine growing up had bands on their lanyard. Before resident geese and ebay, a lanyard full of bands pretty much meant you hunted A HELL OF A LOT...nothing more. I do have a friend who picked up two lunch sacks full of duck bands at a street market in Mexico back in the 80s. Several hundred bands for a couple of bucks. We assumed the ducks had been poisoned.