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Looking for places to hunt, bird watch, photograph wildlife, see rare native prairie plants or just enjoy the outdoors? Well, when you buy a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (a.k.a. "Duck Stamp"), 98 percent of your $15 purchase goes toward ensuring that all Americans can do just that.
Your Federal Duck Stamp dollars go toward creating Waterfowl Production Areas, often called WPAs. These lands are either acquired as public land, or protected through perpetual easement, as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.
All Waterfowl Production Areas provide habitat for a vast variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, grassland birds, plants, insects and wildlife. They also help reduce erosion, clean and protect groundwater and reduce flooding. Waterfowl Production Areas managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also provide ample opportunities for public access and wildlife-dependent recreation such as hunting, wildlife watching, and photography.