Here's the story, I killed a goose on 1/2/06 that had a band on each leg, one was a normal band the other had a id number and said $30 reward, so when I got home I called the bands in. First, I'm guessing since it was a holiday for most people that the place was not staffed well because I was on hold for twenty minutes, then when the lady answered the phone she sounded irratated and acted as though I was bothering her,(normally when I call bands in the phone is answered promptly). I read her my first band # and she was ready to hang up on me, I got her to stay on the line and read her the info off the second band, which was the reward band- and I explained that both bands were on the same bird, she said I would receive my information in the mail and hung up. About three weeks went by and I received the info about when and where the bird was banded, but no check. I'm just wondering if anyone else has killed any birds with these type of band on them and how long it took to get the check? It's not that I need the money, I probably won't even cash the check - I'd like to frame it. I'm just thinking that unhappy lady (I NORMALLY CALL HER SOMETHING MORE COLORFUL!) might have screwed me out of my reward because she was having a bad day. I know next time I'll wait for a normal business day to call bands in.