[CT Birds] Duck Stamps

Mona Cavallero mcavallero1 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 14 08:26:13 EST 2013


I think that Meredith's suggestion is a great idea.  One that deserves discussion and exploration
Mona Cavallero
West hartford ct

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On Feb 14, 2013, at 1:09 PM, "wingsct at juno.com" <wingsct at juno.com> wrote:

> Why not issue a non-game wildlife stamp?It may be many people are reluctant to buy duck stampsbecause of the assocation with hunting.  I would thinkhaving a stamp that's non-hunting related would providea major funding source from an untapped market. Meredith SampsonOld Greenwich 
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> From: MIN HUANG <mhuang at snet.net>
> To: peeplo at aol.com, ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Duck Stamps
> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:27:34 -0800 (PST)
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> 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 
> as well.
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> All of these monies are extremely helpful towards conservation in our state, but 
> not nearly enough.  The income tax checkoff isn't nearly enough.
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> 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.
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> 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. 
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> Min Huang
> Columbia
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> ----- 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
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> Hi all,
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> 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: 
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> You can buy Federal Duck Stamps from the following vendors:
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> United States Postal Service
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> Phone: 1-800 STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724)
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> Online: The Postal Store
> Note: Once at the website enter search text "Duck Stamps" in upper right hand 
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> Select Post Office Locations:  Find a post office near you. 
> Note: Call your local post office to check Duck Stamp availability.
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> Amplex Corporation (the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's distributor)
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> Phone: 1-800-852-4897
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> Online: www.duckstamp.com
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> 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 
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> * 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 
> resources." 
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> Frank Gallo
> Milford
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> Life is short. Bird often.
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