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Chase Lake Wetland Management District - Woodworth, North Dakota


The Chase Lake Wetland Management District Headquarters office was established in 1993. Previous to that, WPA's in Stutsman and Wells County were managed by the Arrowwood Wetland Management District office.

The Duck Stamp Story

In 1934, the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act, better known as the Duck Stamp Act, was passed to help stop the destruction of migratory waterfowl and wetlands they depended on. Under the Act, all hunters over 16 years of age must annually purchase and carry a Federal Duck Stamp.

Image of a duck stamp.
The First Duck Stamp - 1934

Today, not only hunters, but stamp collectors, art enthusiasts, and conservationists purchase these stamps to show their support. The funds generated from the sale of these stamps go directly into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to purchase wetlands and wildlife habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

You can learn more about the program by visiting the This link opens in a new windowFederal Duck Stamp Home Page.

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