Date: 9/30/19 6:32 pm
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Re: [External] conservation stamps
The hunting model is an great example of resource extraction, the exact
opposite of what all natural predators do, which is recycle materials in
the local environment. I have long advocated developing an alternative
stamp which is used for non-extractive wildlife enjoyment. This would
keep nutrients in a tight cycle and encourage the top predators we all
love to see, as well as feed back from the human economic system.

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC

On 9/30/2019 12:55 PM, "Shultz, Steven" (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
> I’ll suggest buying two J
> Reason… in order to use the stamps for access to NWRs that otherwise
> charge admission, you have to sign across the front of the stamp.  I
> like mine unadulterated, so one for “use” and one for the artwork. 
> And wildlife gains twice!
> I believe that Federal waterfowl hunting stamps provide some of the
> best throughput of dollars to acres of any of the methods of
> conservation, so have been a big fan for a long time.
> Thanks Derb!
> Steve Shultz
> Apex NC
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> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] *On Behalf Of *Patricia Hanlon
> *Sent:* Monday, September 30, 2019 12:23 PM
> *To:* Corey, Ed
> *Cc:* Derb Carter; <carolinabirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [External] conservation stamps
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> The stamps are beautiful works of art. We purchased every year we
> lived in New Jersey to go through the Brigantine/Forsyth Wildlife
> Refuge outride Atlantic City.
> Pat
> Sent from my iPhone.  Please excuse any typos.
> On Sep 30, 2019, at 12:11 PM, Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
> <mailto:<ed.corey...>> wrote:
> When I was living in Maryland in 2005, I was able to access the
> Wildlife Drive at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge for “free”
> for having a valid duck stamp (it was either $5 or $10 without). 
> Not sure if that program is still in effect, but another advantage
> to having these beautiful pieces of art!  And yes, now I feel old.
> *Ed Corey*
> Inventory Biologist, NC Division of Parks and Recreation
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> <mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>> *On Behalf Of *Derb Carter
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> The winner of this year’s federal “duck stamp” contest was just
> announced.  It is a really interesting depiction of Black-bellied
> Whistling-Ducks by an Alabama artist. These are really
> conservation stamps that protect habitat for multiple species. 
> The $40 million raised each year from stamp sales go directly into
> wetland restoration and protection.  Only waterfowl hunters are
> required to have a stamp, but anyone can purchase one from the US
> Postal Service.  I started buying a stamp when I was young and
> have now bought one every year for over 50 years (you can still
> get the original tear off moisture activated stamp which I would
> recommend, even though most of those sold now are peel off).  With
> the decline in birds recently discussed, this is a small thing
> that you can do to benefit birds dependent on wetlands, from Black
> Ducks to Black Rails.  It is noteworthy that waterfowl were one of
> the only groups of birds that has actually (and significantly)
> increased over the last 50 years.
> Derb Carter
> Chapel Hill, NC

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