does the band have three digit alpha-numeric code? the new york state ornithdogical association banded with red bands. couldn't find anything about blue bands. I live in mansfield ,ohio and havent seen any geese with colored bands, i have seen neck bands!
i have a super nova, and have a carlson extended choke for black cloud, and let me say its deadly at 40 yrds. I use it will federal steel from no. 1 to bb's and they all hold a tight pattern. I have 10 different chokes for my gun, my modified choke with 3" black clouds slams the geese at 30 yrds. The only shot that doesnt shoot very well at all, no matter what choke i use is winchester. Their shot is cast and flies all over.