[CT Birds] Duck Stamps
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peeplo at aol.com
Wed Feb 13 11:55:24 EST 2013
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 corner.
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 stamps.
* 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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