Delta Waterfowl supports the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Duck Stamp Modernization Act( H. R. 2872 ) on September 20, 2023. When hunting ducks and geese, U.S. waterfowlers can choose between having a real Duck Stamp or an electronic impression on their wise devices thanks to the bill.
The act was sponsored by Reps. Garret Graves, R-La., and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California. It was approved by a voice voting indicating resounding bipartisan support.
According to John Devney, key policy officer for Delta Waterfowl,” The Duck Stamp Modernization Act modernizes America’s renowned bird mark system, ensuring its continued legacy as one of the most effective and efficient wetland conservation tools while also creating a seamless process for duck hunters.” We want to express our gratitude to Reps. Graves and Thompson for promoting the crucial sensible regulations in the House.
According to recent federal law, online purchases of duck stamps are only valid for 45 days before being required to be in possession by duck and goose hunters. The law enables online seal buyers to simply display their mark on a smartphone throughout the entire waterfowl season. Importantly, hunters will still be able to buy the actual mark from traditional Duck Stamp retailers like the U.S. Postal Service.
Sens. 788, a Senate friend piece to the House bill, was introduced in July. Additionally, they were unanimously approved by John Boozman, R – Ark., Angus King, I – Maine, Joe Manchin, D – W. V. Delta Waterfowl has vociferously urged both chambers of Congress to take President Biden the Duck Stamp Modernization Act for his signature.
Devney stated that The Duck Hunters Organization may continue to support this policy until it is signed into law. We support the nonpartisan and legislative effort to give waterfowlers a fresh, practical way to demonstrate their yearly Duck Stamp purchases.
In the National Wildlife Refuge system, more than 6 million acres of wetland habitat for birds and other animals have been preserved as a result of income of Federal Duck Stamps since 1934, which have brought in over$ 1.2 billion in revenue. The effective system directs an estimated 98 cents per money toward conservation. For U.S. waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older, the$ 25 Duck Stamp, which today brings in more than$ 37.5 million annually, must be purchased.