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Duck Stamps for Birders Now!

posted Nov 14, 2012, 8:29 AM by Arie Gilbert   [ updated Apr 17, 2013, 8:39 AM ]
 The federal duck stamp program is an excellent one in that it has promoted conservation. Trouble is, it was designed with hunters in mind and this give the government a skewed idea of refuge utilization if the count stamp purchasers as 'hunters' rather than the many birders who avail themselves of the stamps.

It is time, if not overdue, that a stamp be available that designates the user's intentions. A 'birders   stamp' {as opposed to a 'hunters stamp'} would allow more accurate assessment of refuge utilization.

Go to now, sign up, and sign the petition. Let the government know who is using the refuges, and for what purpose. Do it now!