“First Day” To Buy 2007 Federal Duck Stamp at Bass Pro Shops
Atlanta, Ga. – In an unprecedented agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with Bass Pro Shops to unveil this year’s Federal Duck Stamp on June 22nd across the country in all 42 of their retail stores. State and local elected officials, wildlife organizations, local sportsmen’s groups, art and stamp collectors gathered to celebrate the events.
The U.S. Postal Service hand cancelled any collector’s first day purchase of the stamp which added to its value. Prices are $15 for the adult stamp and $5 for the youth stamp.
In 1934 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began a conservation initiative that is known today as the Federal Duck Stamp Program. This revenue stamp is produced by the United States Postal Service and is a required purchase – in addition to a state hunting license – for anyone 16 years or older who wants to hunt waterfowl in the United States, and two of its territories.
These stamps not only serve as a license to hunt waterfowl, but also as a conservation tool for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. This stamp serves as an entrance pass to these National Wildlife Refuges where admission is normally charged. Additionally, the stamp is a very popular item among stamp collectors and art enthusiasts.
For more information regarding the Federal Duck Stamp first day of sale ceremony and other activities and events at Bass Pro Shops, please contact Laura Cavalli, Promotions Manager at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Atlanta, 678-847-5500, or via email LCavalli@basspro.com http://atlanta.trackerboatcenter.com/ or Tom MacKenzie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 404-679-7291 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.fws.gov/southeast
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