[Tweeters] Duck Stamps on sale today
WALTERK74 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 26 12:28:44 PDT 2017
Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and other waterfowl has become a vital tool for wetland preservation, as 98% of the proceeds go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. It has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated.
Since the Stamp’s creation, sales have raised over $950 million to support clean water, flood control, and outdoor recreation. This revenue has also been used to purchase or lease nearly 6 million acres of wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. As a result, countless waterfowl and other birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians have prospered due to the acreage obtained. An estimated one third of America’s endangered and threatened species find food or shelter in refuges established using Federal Duck Stamp dollars.
If you bird any of the National Wildlife Refuges in the area, you have benefitted from this program.
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