Happy 227th Birthday Kentucky!

Kentucky’s 227th birthday is coming up! Kentucky was granted statehood June 1, 1792, becoming the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains and the 15th state admitted into the union. National Band & Tag is proud to have been in Northern Kentucky for 117 of those 227 years.

To celebrate Kentucky’s birthday, check out these facts about Kentucky’s history:

1816 – Mammoth Cave (the world’s longest cave) was first promoted, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States (behind Niagara Falls)

1875 – First Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs.

1892 – The radio was invented by a Kentuckian named Nathan B. Stubblefield of Murray.

1902 – National Band & Tag was founded.

1909 – Present State Capitol completed.

1912 – McCreary County, the last to be created of Kentucky’s 120 counties, was formed in 1912.

1937 – United States gold depository built at Fort Knox.


How are you celebrating Kentucky’s birthday? Share with us in the comments below.

Hurricane Harvey ID Tags

National Band & Tag would like to thank all the animal shelters and rescue centers for the hard work they have done, and continue to do, for all the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

National Band & Tag Company is donating 15,000 Texas shaped tags, stamped with an I.D. number (H00001 – H15000) and “HEARTS BIGGER THAN HARVEY” to any shelter or rescue center in the United States that has had an influx of dogs and cats due to Hurricane Harvey.

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Tags have already been sent out to over 90 shelters and humane societies in the Texas and Louisiana area. If you are an animal shelter or rescue in need of tags, fill out the form below, and we ship you 100 Texas shaped tags and 100 S-Hook attachments for free. (While supplies last.)

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Upcoming Trade Shows

National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at two conservation trade shows this winter, one in January and one in February. If you are attending either of these shows, make sure to stop by NB&T’s booth and meet our team!

85th annual North American Gamebird Association (NAGA) Educational Conference and Convention

  • January 23rd – 25th
  • Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • NB&T’s featured product for the show – The Pinless Peepers!
  • NAGA Mission Statement:
    • The North American Gamebird Association’s mission is to protect, promote and sustain a positive environment in which game bird producers and hunting preserve operators can grow their businesses through monitoring and influencing of legislation, informing and educating our members on current industry trends and issues, and promoting and sustaining our hunting heritage through increased public awareness.

41st annual National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Convention and Sport Show:

  • February 15th – 19th
  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Booth #1323
  • NB&T’s featured product for the show – Butt-End Bands!
  • NWTF Mission Statement:
    • The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.


World Rabies Day – Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate

world rabies dayToday, September 28, 2016 marks the 10th annual World Rabies Day celebration! This day is used to educate people on the effects of rabies, so that more people get their pets vaccinated and thus help in the battle to eliminate rabies.

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Health Organization (WHO), World Veterinary Association and the World Animal Protection Organization currently have a new campaign called “End Rabies Now” which is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.

“It is estimated that around 59,000 people die every single year from rabies – that’s a staggering 885,000 lives lost between now and the end of 2030. Victims are usually in impoverished rural areas in Africa and Asia. Most have limited access to healthcare, and treatment can be too expensive. The campaign will raise awareness in Europe and the United States, where canine rabies has largely been eliminated in most countries in the region, in order to ensure that control programs are prioritized within international development spending.”

To learn more about this campaign visit: https://rabiesalliance.org/media/press/new-campaign-seeks-an-end-to-rabies-deaths-in-15-years

To learn more about World Rabies Day visit: https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/