Dove banding underway to monitor populations

  • Contributed photo/The Harvest Information Program (HIP) is a national program that estimates migratory game bird harvest and hunting activity by asking hunters a series of questions about their experience the previous season.
    Contributed photo/The Harvest Information Program (HIP) is a national program that estimates migratory game bird harvest and hunting activity by asking hunters a series of questions about their experience the previous season.
  Special to The Highlander From June to August each year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff place leg bands on thousands of mourning and whitewinged doves to monitor the factors that influence populations. Information from hunter-reported bands, or “recoveries”, provide estimates of harvest and survival rates, which are used with data from the Harvest Information Program, Parts…

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