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Ducks Unlimited celebrates 80 years of Duck Stamp sales

Eighty years ago, the first Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) was sold. Since then, the Duck Stamp program has protected nearly 6 million acres of habitat through expenditures of more than $900 million.

Bill to increase duck stamp price passes House Natural Resources Committee

WASHINGTON — July 30, 2014 — Ducks Unlimited officials praised the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee’s passage by voice vote Wednesday of the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014. The measure is now headed to the House floor for consideration.

Federal Duck Stamp Legislation

Recently, bipartisan companion bills were introduced in the House and Senate to increase the price of the federal duck stamp. DU strongly supports this effort to ensure that the investment waterfowl hunters have made toward protecting waterfowl habitat over the last 80 years is not eroded, and that the conservation tradition of this stamp will continue. Contact your elected officials today and ask them to be a co-sponsor for this important legislation.

South Carolina Chapter Partners with Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Ducks Unlimited's East of the Cooper chapter has been the top fundraising chapter in South Carolina since 2006 and a member of the President's Top 100 since the program's inception. In 2013, the chapter was ranked 20th in the nation and was recognized among the President's Elite. Area Chairman Dr. Mark Hartley has been leading the East of the Cooper chapter for about 10 years and attributes much of the chapter's success to its devoted volunteers and its partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE).

Bipartisan companion bills introduced to increase Duck Stamp price in House and Senate

Officials from Ducks Unlimited (DU) are voicing strong support for the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, a bill introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that would raise the price of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) to $25 from its current level of $15.

DU celebrates first sale of 2014-2015 federal duck stamps

The new 2014-2015 federal duck stamp goes on sale today, June 27. The stamps, which cost $15, are valid through June 30, 2015. Purchased by millions of waterfowl hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and collectors every year, duck stamps help raise money to purchase and protect wetlands for ducks, geese and other wildlife species.

Duck Stamp Event Saturday, June 28

TOLEDO, Ohio – June 25, 2014 –Ducks Unlimited (DU) encourages everyone who enjoys migratory birds to attend the "second day of sale" event in Rossford, Ohio on Saturday, June 28.

Duck stamp price increase an investment

In its 80th year, the federal duck stamp is at its lowest buying power.

Duck Stamp 80th Anniversary

The federal duck stamp turns 80 on Sunday, March 16.

Senate bill introduced to raise price of federal duck stamp

WASHINGTON - Dec. 19, 2013 - A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991.

‘Million Dollar Duck’ documents duck stamp art competition

Ducks Unlimited members are very familiar with the federal duck stamp, but that isn’t the case with everyone. A new documentary is aiming to tell the stamp’s story and hopefully broaden its fan base.

DU regional director attends sportsmen’s roundtable in Alaska

Sens. Mark Begich (AK) and Jon Tester (MT) hosted a sportsmen’s roundtable in Anchorage last month to discuss upcoming legislation important to the sporting community.

DU CEO Dale Hall on the Federal Duck Stamp

A letter from Ducks Unlimited Chief Executive Officer Dale Hall on the eve of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition in Maumee, Ohio, September 27-28.

Sen. Cochran: farm bill, NAWCA critical to safeguarding habitats

As the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran (MS) has significant influence on DU policy priorities. He is also a member of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission and Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.

DU celebrates first sale of 2013-2014 federal duck stamps

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 27, 2013 - The new 2013-2014 federal duck stamp goes on sale this Friday, June 28. The stamps, which cost $15, are valid through June 30, 2014. Purchased by millions of waterfowl hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and collectors every year, duck stamps help raise money to purchase and protect wetlands for ducks, geese and other wildlife species.

House passes bill to make e-duck stamp permanent

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act in early June 2013. Co-sponsored by Reps. Rob Wittman (VA) and Ron Kind (WI), the bipartisan bill will make duck stamps permanently available for purchase online. Physical stamps will still be mailed to buyers, but the online proof of purchase provides new convenience to sportsmen and women by immediately fulfilling the requirement of possessing a stamp to hunt waterfowl. After 45 days, the proof of purchase will expire and purchasers must have the traditional paper stamp to receive its full benefits.

Both houses of Congress introduce electronic duck stamp bills

The Senate and House of Representatives are both considering bills in the 113th Congress that would permanently make federal duck stamps available for purchase online.

Illinois celebrated at national wildlife conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – April 1, 2013 – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was celebrated at a Ducks Unlimited breakfast held at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Wisconsin celebrated at national wildlife conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – April 1, 2013 – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was celebrated at a Ducks Unlimited breakfast held at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Conservation Q&A

With Gary Taylor, DU's Director of Governmental Affairs; on a variety of topics, including the RESTORE Act, NAWCA and DU's top legislative priorities.

MBCC has opened 4 million acres of waterfowl habitat to sportsmen

This month, the Waterfowl Advocate interviewed members of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Sen. Mark Pryor (AR) and Rep. Rob Wittman (VA).

Video Celebrates Ding Darling's Legacy

Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, who won two Pulitzer prizes for his editorial cartoons, was one of America's true conservation pioneers.

Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Facts

The bill was a compilation of 19 bipartisan bills important to the sportsmen’s community to support public-land access for hunters and anglers as well as conservation of habitat and wildlife. The bill focuses on two issues important to DU and our members: 1) habitat conservation and; 2) increasing access for hunting.

National Wildlife Refuge Week highlights importance of refuges to conservation and sportsmen

The importance of America’s wildlife refuge system to conservation and wildlife habitat is in the spotlight as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Oct. 14-20.

Ducks Unlimited applauds bipartisan Senate support of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

Ducks Unlimited is encouraged by the U.S. Senate’s early morning procedural vote yesterday to move forward with the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525), making it the first piece of legislation taken up with their return in November. The 84-to-7 vote in favor of moving to vote on passage after recess reflects the broad support of these conservation, hunting and fishing provisions.

Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement

The Federal Duck Stamp continues to be a success story for conservation. Since 1934, sales of the Federal Duck Stamp have conserved more than 6 million acres of waterfowl habitat across the country.

Great Value in Duck Stamps

Revenue generated from duck stamp sales are vital to wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
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