The Hunt for Ducks is Expanded

by David R. Torre and Michael Jaffe

 

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Introduction

For 1995 Scott has expanded the hunting permit section of this catalogue to include state, local and tribal waterfowl stamps.

One of the main purposes of the state waterfowl stamp programs has been to generate revenue for waterfowl conservation and restoration projects. In addition, waterfowl stamps validate hunting licenses and often serve as a control to limit the harvest within a specific geographical area.

The need for waterfowl stamps can be traced to the early part of the twentieth century, when man and nature combined to reduce once abundant waterfowl populations to critically low levels. With the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the federal government accepted responsibility for the protection of waterfowl in the U.S. On March 16,1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act into law (see Figure 1). Sale of federal waterfowl stamps provided funding for the purchase and development of federal waterfowl areas!

 

 

Figure 1. 1934-35 federal waterfowl stamp large die proof.

 

 

 

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