New duck stamp sold for Gulf conservation

New duck stamp sold for Gulf conservation

Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 8:44 am
By: AP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Interior Department is selling a new duck stamp envelope to raise money for conservation in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.
The new duck stamp envelopes, or cachets, feature a silk rendering of a photograph of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Florida, as well as the 2010-11 federal duck stamp.
They sell for $25 — $10 more than a duck stamp alone. The extra $10 will be used to buy land for national wildlife refuges on the Gulf Coast.
All migratory bird hunters must buy a duck stamp along with state licenses and permits.
This year’s stamp shows an American wigeon painted by artist Robert Bealle of Waldorf, Md.
Published in The Messenger 8.6.10

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