[CT Birds] Duck Stamps
mhuang at snet.net
Wed Feb 13 16:27:34 EST 2013
Please buy CT Duck Stamps. All of the money goes towards habitat protection
here in our state. There is also a $2 migratory bird donation that you can make
All of these monies are extremely helpful towards conservation in our state, but
not nearly enough. The income tax checkoff isn't nearly enough.
We need a stable, dedicated source of money for habitat protection and for non
hunted wildlife. The hunters have ponied up, they pay 11% on all ammunition and
hunting equipment. That 11% tax goes back to habitat protection and wildlife
management. In CT that amounts to over $2,900,000 annually that goes into
habitat protection and management. But, mostly targeting hunted species, as
well it should, given where the money comes from.
Shouldn't we be willing to pay towards the things we cherish? A 10% tariff on
bird seed, for instance, could raise over $6,000,000 annually in CT. Thats $3 a
bag. Think about what good things could be done by Land Trusts, Conservation
Commissions, the Audubons, The CT DEEP with that kind of bankroll.
----- Original Message ----
From: "peeplo at aol.com" <peeplo at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Wed, February 13, 2013 11:55:45 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Duck Stamps
Most of the money collected for Federal Duck Stamps goes directly towards
habitat conservation (see below*). With a decline in stamp sales, there is a
decline in available dollars. Birders can make a huge difference by purchasing
these stamps, and have the added benefit of giving "free" access to National
Wildlife Refuges. Daily access rates can be quite expensive, otherwise. I give
them as birthday presents to friends. I believe the new one comes out July 1 and
cost $15, although an artist signed one can be purchased for $25. Buy a few,
it's worth it!! They can be purchased from a number of places:
You can buy Federal Duck Stamps from the following vendors:
United States Postal Service
Phone: 1-800 STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724)
Online: The Postal Store
Note: Once at the website enter search text "Duck Stamps" in upper right hand
Select Post Office Locations: Find a post office near you.
Note: Call your local post office to check Duck Stamp availability.
Amplex Corporation (the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's distributor)
Duck Stamps can also be purchased at most major sporting goods stores and large
chain stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses.
You may also buy Duck Stamps at many national wildlife refuges. Find refuges
near you at www.fws.gov/refuges. Call the refuge first to ensure they sell the
* From the Gov. page: "Federal Duck Stamps are a vital tool for wetland
conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of
Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for
protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Understandably, the Federal
Duck Stamp has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever
initiated and is a highly effective way to conserve America’s natural
Life is short. Bird often.
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