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The first Federal Duck Stamp, artwork by J.N. “Ding” Darling. Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ducks Unlimited going all out for Duck Stamps

October 25, 2011 at 02:01 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

Ducks Unlimited is placing special emphasis on the federal duck stamp program this year in light of proposed funding cuts to conservation programs.

The organization has asked waterfowl enthusiasts to “double up for the ducks” and purchase two duck stamps this year.

Since 1934, revenue from stamp sales has been used to acquire nearly six million acres of wildlife habitat at National Wildlife Refuges in nearly every state.

The organization is supporting H.R. 3117 to allow duck stamps to be purchased electronically or at U.S. Post Offices.

The measure preserves the traditional duck stamp while allowing easier access.

DU also supports an increase in the stamp’s cost from $15 to $25.

DU will provide a live-video feed of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Oct. 28 – 29.

The contest can be viewed at:

About Duck Stamps:

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps are produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar goes to purchase or lease wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Since the first stamp was issued in 1934, more than $750 million has been generated for conservation.

Hunters over the age of 16 must purchase a duck stamp in order to hunt migratory waterfowl.

Federal duck stamps cost $15. Junior duck stamps cost $5.



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Raise the cost of duck hunting then ask why the “younger” generation is not duck hunting? Once again this year we are suppose to be covered with more ducks than ever, where are they?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/26 at 09:25 AM

Do you really expect every cost to remain the same?  In 1982, a duck stamp was $ 7.50.  To have the same buying power in today’s world a duck stamp would have to be over $35.00.  Yes, I wish I could still buy gas for $0.25/gal, like I did in high school, but it ain’t gonna happen.  Wish I had bought some of that Calhoun county land for $50.00/acre that now goes for 100X that price.
As far as being covered up with ducks…It was 80 degrees yesterday.  Beside that, I am convinced that prairie pothole ducks (where we get our migrants) are staying farther west and going down the Missouri river, instead of coming further east ot the Miss & Illinois rivers.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/26 at 11:36 AM

Defend your economic position to the unemployed and see where their priorities are

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/26 at 04:17 PM

The duck stamp was instituted in 1934, in the midst of the depression.  I’ll bet that $1.00 duck stamp fee hurt some quite a bit, but I’ll bet they paid it without whining.  In 1982, I had been unemployed long enough that my unemployment had run out long ago.  The raise from $5.00 to $7.50 hurt a bit, but I paid it without whining like a little girl.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/26 at 08:14 PM

You are such a man

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/27 at 08:25 PM

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