WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) helped introduce the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014 to preserve wetlands and support future generations of Arkansas duck hunters.
“Arkansas is a destination for duck hunters from around the world. As good stewards of the environment, these outdoors enthusiasts are committed to preserving the habitat so future generations can participate in this exciting activity. This legislation will increase preservation efforts and restore the intent of the Duck Stamp,” Boozman said.
The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014 would update the price of the duck stamp for the first time since 1991. The legislation also requires any additional revenue from the price increase to be used for voluntary conservation easements, which protect duck habitat without increasing federal land ownership.
The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014 is supported by Ducks Unlimited. It is co-sponsored by Senators David Vitter (R-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Jon Tester (D-MT).
Similar legislation was introduced in the House by Rep. John Fleming (R-LA).
Read what others are saying about this legislation.
Unlimited Ducks - Arkansas Democrat Gazette Editorial
Price fits the bill - Arkansas Democrat Gazette Guest Writer
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