Replica Bands

Have you ever been in the dilemma where you and your buddies are out hunting and someone shoots a banded bird, but you don’t know who? Who gets to keep the band? Now you and all your friends can have it with our Replica Bands! National Band & Tag is the only company authorized to make genuine federal replica bands by the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory.

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How to Order:

  1. You report the band to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory.
  2. They send you a Certificate of Appreciation.
  3. You email a copy of your Certificate to us along with your order. ([email protected])
  4. We confirm it with the USGS. (Please Note: This process is currently taking 4-6 months due to COVID-19.)
  5. After we have verified your Certificate with the USGS, a customer service representative will contact you to place your order and collect payment. You then get a band that looks exactly like the one that was on your bird.

Replica Bands are also great for when you want to put the original band on your mount and put the replica on your lanyard. Or if the original band is lost or stolen but you have kept the certificate, it can then be replaced. Please note that reward bands and Jack Miner bands cannot be duplicated. Also, hard metal steel bands can only be duplicated onto aluminum bands. We do not replicate plastic bands or neck bands. 

Call today for a free quote! 859-261-2035

24 replies
  1. Anthony Louis
    Anthony Louis says:

    This happened to us when we didn’t know who shot the banded bird. It has a neck caller on it as well. Is that something you guys could do?

    • Billie
      Billie says:

      Hi Anthony!
      Thank you for contacting us in regards to your band!
      The good news is that we CAN make replicas of the metal band.
      I will need a copy of the Certificate of Appreciation, which I will have verified through the Bird Banding Lab.
      Please visit our Replica Bands page (link below) for information on pricing.
      The bad news is that we do NOT do the neck collars, unfortunately.
      I will be sending you a follow-up email to verify that you received my response and instructions on where to send your certificate.
      Please, let us know if you have any other questions.

      Thank you!
      Billie M.
      Customer Support Specialist

    • Andrea
      Andrea says:

      Hi Ann,

      The price for replica bands is $50 for the first band, and $25 for each additional one, as long as it is the same size and has the same stamping with different prefix and number. If they are all different sizes/stamping then it’s $50 each. Plus shipping.

      Give us a call at 859-261-2035 if you are interested in ordering!

  2. Jonathan Beau Hunter
    Jonathan Beau Hunter says:

    I need to get a duck band replicated. Came off of a wood duck. Not sure what size but if you could walk me through the process?

  3. Coby
    Coby says:

    I need to get three band replicated and I’m having trouble getting my order submitted. Not sure what I’m doing wrong but if you could walk me through the process?

  4. Hunter
    Hunter says:

    My friend lost his band 3 years ago the first numbers were 1188 but he can’t remember the last numbers I was wondering if u guys could make one and just have the last numbers be random

  5. John Huckaby
    John Huckaby says:

    I was just wondering what the process should be to get a replica made of a band me and my buddy shot. I have the email and a screenshot of the band report and certificate. Any way i could be walked through how to exactly do this?

    • Alison
      Alison says:

      Please email a copy of your certificate to Billie at [email protected].

      She will verify your certificate with the USGS. After it is verified, she will contact you to place the Replica Band order. Due to the USGS working from home because of COVID-19, it is currently taking about 4-6 months to get Certificates verified.

  6. Andy
    Andy says:

    Lost my bands and certificates of the bands in a fire . Is there anyway to go into the records from the past and be able to order replicate bands and cards

    • Alison
      Alison says:

      Hi Andy,

      If you have ordered Replica Bands from us before, then we can do more of those same bands, no problem.

      If you have not ordered from us before, we will need a copy of the Certificate. Since you lost these, you can see if you might have the copy the USGS emailed to you. Or you can try contacting the USGS and they might be able to get you a replacement Certificate. If you don’t have the band number, they may be able to look it up by your name. If you have the type of bird, and location, that would help them find it.


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