Like most waterfowl hunters, I save all my old duck stamps, and if there’s a year I particularly like I’ll buy another so I have one without my name written across it. Last week the Interior Department unveiled a new, special-edition duck stamp envelope, with all proceeds going to help buy national wildlife refuge land along the Gulf Coast.
From this story on Fox News:
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, were unveiled Tuesday. They feature a silk rendering of a photograph of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Florida, as well as the 2010-2011 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.
I know I’ll be buying one in addition to my duck stamp. I know many other duck hunters will be as well. Maybe someone should ask BP how many they’re going to buy?