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Duck Stamp News #5456693 12/03/14 10:16 PM
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With CRP enrollment dropping and old CRP projects expiring in the prairie pothole region and habitat conversion on the wintering grounds this is good news for long term habitat acquisition.

http://refugeassociation.org/2014/12/with-broad-support-the-u-s-senate-passes-the-duck-stamp-bill/

Cliff notes: For those who don't want to click on the link. House passed the measure on Nov. 17th, Senate passed it today, once Obama signs it the duck stamp will go from $15 to $25 with 98% of the purchase price going towards wetlands/waterfowl conservation. If/when passed will be the first increase in 23 years.


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D'oh, done got beat to the punch!


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Originally Posted By: Hayraker


roflmao

Like over there, the $10 increase won't bother me

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roflmao

Like over there, the $10 increase won't bother me


Its the principal

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It also the principle ($$$)

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Well worth it if it goes to wetlands conservation and construction

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Idc, more wetlands=more ducks


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Well worth it if it goes to wetlands conservation and construction


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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
It also the principle ($$$)


Principal is capital or importance. Principle is a rule or law.

So, the principal principle is to add principal.

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It also the principle ($$$)


Principal is capital or importance. Principle is a rule or law.

So, the principal principle is to add principal.


Thanks for the clarification. I knew I wasn't sure but didn't have time to double check

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Another $10.00 doesn't bother me much. I've had a Lifetime Combo License for 23 years. The only thing I pay for is a Fed Duck Stamp.
On the otherhand, I only duck hunt on private property so more public wetlands won't help me a whole lot.

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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Well worth it if it goes to wetlands conservation and construction


That is a very big if.

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I was thinking we should get our money back this year with no fronts pushing down birds.

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They should raise it to $200

Less hunting pressure, more wetlands, more ducks

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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
They should raise it to $200

Less hunting pressure, more wetlands, more ducks




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If it were raised to $200 revenue would go down not up.

You must be a democrat to think raising taxes by a huge amount will increase revenue


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Originally Posted By: Hayraker
If it were raised to $200 revenue would go down not up.



`(c) Reduction in Price of Stamp.--The Secretary may reduce the
price of each stamp sold under the provisions of this section for a
hunting year if the Secretary determines that the increase in the price
of the stamp after hunting year 2013 resulted in a reduction in
revenues deposited into the fund.

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Well worth it if it goes to wetlands conservation and construction


That is a very big if.


No one ever seems to read actual bills. Even outdoor's reporters these days seem to just rewrite the same news report everyone else gets instead of doing any research. The original $15 still goes to the purchase and lease of wetland habitat overseen by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. Something like 98% of each dollar.

The $10 is not exactly an increase of that original $15 used for acquiring habitat as most of the news reports make it sound like. The added $10 is to go into a separate fund used only for acquisition of conservation easements. I posted the actual bill in the original thread. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I doubt many stamp purchasers understand where the increase is really going. For example there will be no added wetland acquisition providing additional public hunting from the new fund. IMHO, a few landowners in the prairie pothole region are going to get some fat lease checks out of this.

To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to
increase the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to
fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and
for other purposes.

in which there shall be a
subaccount to which the Secretary of the Treasury shall
transfer all amounts in excess of $15 that are received
from the sale of each stamp sold for each hunting year
after hunting year 2013'';

(4) Conservation easements.--Amounts in the subaccount
referred to in subsection (a)(3) shall be used by the Secretary
solely to acquire easements in real property in the United
States for conservation of migratory birds.''.

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If it were raised to $200 revenue would go down not up.

You must be a democrat to think raising taxes by a huge amount will increase revenue


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Taxes will go towards building toll roads so u get taxed one more time.
Duckstamp $ goes to conservation, or at least its supposed to.

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it is nothing but a tax increase... there are plenty of ducks and if you want more ducks quit shooting them! sorry but I don't agree with raising taxes at all


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So when the conservative easements are purchased....who is in charge of management of them, BLM?


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
Taxes will go towards building toll roads so u get taxed one more time.
Duckstamp $ goes to conservation, or at least its supposed to.


Some see tax, some see conservative, some see federal expansion, and lastly some see farmer welfare....


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