Ducks unlimited recommends raising cost of federal duck stamp by $10




DU recommends $25 duck stamp


Ducks Unlimited chief biologist Dale Humberg, testifying before the House National Resources Committee, recommended increasing the cost of a federal duck stamp from $15 to $25 to keep pace with inflation.
The duck stamp, required of all waterfowl hunters 16 and older, has cost $15 since 1991. Duck stamps funds have generated $760 million to preserve wetlands habitat since the program's inception in 1934, but Humberg said land values have skyrocketed in recent years.
The most recent congressional proposal calls for a $25 federal duck stamp by the 2010-11 hunting season. Humberg said that, if the stamp fee was increased by $10, an additional 16,000 acres could be conserved the following year. A Texas resident hunting license will cost $25 this season