Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #10

House committee bolsters
historic conservation program

The House Natural Resources Committee is sending an historic change to the Federal Duck Stamp to the House floor—a bill to increase the buying power of the stamp for the first time in 18 years. Read more

Ducks Unlimited welcomes
Missouri habitat expansion

Senior Ducks Unlimited volunteers are celebrating the latest expansion of the Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge near the Missouri River. The 502-acre expansion adds stopover habitat for migrating ducks and geese, as well as ponds for largemouth bass, crappie, gar and catfish. Read more

Big Muddy NWR, courtesy USFWS

U.S. Senate confirms Hamilton
as new head of Fish and Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a new head. Sam Hamilton has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the agency. Read more
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Liberal seasons recommended nationwide

Liberal seasons and bag limits;  Bill BuckleyImproved duck numbers mean higher bag limits this fall. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending liberal limits in all four flyways for the upcoming hunting season.
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Ducks Unlimited helps
clean up Wisconsin waters

A joint project between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited will improve wetlands on Big Muskego Lake, enhancing habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife while also improving water quality. Read more

Legislation to encourage
conservation gaining steam

More than 190 U.S. Representatives are cosponsoring the Conservation Easement Initiative Act of 2009 – that's nearly half of the House of Representatives! Read more

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