Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday, March 16, 1934

Stayed home today. Cold and snow.

Federal Duck Stamp, signed by hunter as required for legal use

The Federal Duck Stamp was created through a wetlands conservation program. President
Herbert Hoover signed the Migratory Bird Conservation Act in 1929 to authorize the
acquisition and preservation of wetlands as waterfowl habitat.

The law, however, did not provide a permanent source of money to buy and preserve the
wetlands. On March 16, 1934, Congress passed, and President Roosevelt signed, the Migratory
Bird Hunting Stamp Act. Popularly known as the Duck Stamp Act, the bill's whole purpose
 was to generate revenue designated for only one use: acquiring wetlands for what is now
known as the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

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