Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 15, 2010

Why a Duck (Stamp)?

Duck stamp

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Groucho and Chico Marx discussed “Why A Duck?”  Today I will write about “Why a Duck Stamp?”.  A Duck stamp seems like a strange topic as I have never gone hunting and haven’t touched a gun since I was a camp counselor in the early 1970’s.    However a recent Audublog posting(Audubon Blog) I’m not a hunter – why should I buy a duck stamp? made a good case for non-hunters to buy Duck Stamps.    This is one of the most efficient  preservation programs sponsored by the government.   98% of the revenues from the sale of Duck stamps goes directly to  the buy or lease wetland habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge system.  If you have ever been to any of the national wildlife refuges, the benefits will be immediately obvious.  You can buy 2010 stamps for $15 online at or at sporting goods or outdoor store.

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  1. Nice tip, Sandy. I tended to agree with the commenter on Audublog who suggested there ought to be a different stamp for folks who appreciate birds but don’t hunt them.


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