Mourning dove banding is resuming in Outlook this year
July 24, 2019
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist Ryan Williamson is once again in the full swing of trapping and banding this small game bird, which is a popular with Montana hunters, especially in September. This is the sixth year that Williamson has been helping to band doves in the Outlook area, and he is now over 1,100 birds banded.
Luckily, Williamson is not working alone…his four-year-old son Tosten has been a big help with setting traps, banding, and releasing birds. “It’s pretty cool when I can take my son to work and he helps me out,” says Williamson.