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May 26, 2010

Alaskans Exempt from Buying Duck Stamps?

By Chad Love

From the KTUU website:

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich have introduced a bill that would remove the requirement that Alaskans purchase duck stamps for subsistence purposes. The federal Duck Stamp Act requires all hunters age 16 or older to purchase and carry a $15 stamp before hunting.
The Interior Department issued an opinion back in 2001 requiring subsistence hunters to buy the stamp. The department gave hunters a grace period, but that's now over. Groups representing subsistence hunters say requiring them to purchase a stamp before shooting migratory birds is unfair - and impossible for many to comply with. The Murkowski-Begich bill has been referred to the Environment and Public Works committee.

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from azwaterfowl wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

On the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in 2007, more than half the households in the region participated in the hunts, killing an estimated 70,000 ducks, geese and swans, according to figures from the state Fish and Game Department.

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from prairieghost wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

plain and simple.....BS to the senators from AK. pony up the money or quit hunting. if its good enough for the lower 48, it should apply up there too.

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

Just have one ? if they cant buy a stamp then how do they afford to buy steel shot.

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from azwaterfowl wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

On the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in 2007, more than half the households in the region participated in the hunts, killing an estimated 70,000 ducks, geese and swans, according to figures from the state Fish and Game Department.

There something wrong here

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from prairieghost wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

plain and simple.....BS to the senators from AK. pony up the money or quit hunting. if its good enough for the lower 48, it should apply up there too.

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from idduckhntr wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

Just have one ? if they cant buy a stamp then how do they afford to buy steel shot.

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