Paul Smith’s College students Zachary Weber and Alex Cote, and PSC Alum Connor Cincotta, harvested 30 geese and a band on the morning of September 24th. Zach had found the corn field the day before. Bands are used to track birds through the migration. The banded bird had been caught as a young chick, and then released. This particular bird was banded in 2011 in Quebec! To harvest a banded bird is basically the equivalent of getting a big buck.