Hunter and angler groups play a crucial role in funding wildlife conservation in the United States.
In 1934 Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling created the artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's new Duck Stamp. President Franklin Roosevelt's Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act required anyone older than 16 to have a federal duck stamp affixed to a state hunting license in order to hunt. The first stamps were a dollar and for hunters only; now they cost $15 and raise more than $25 million annually of funds for habitat purchase and restoration.
While created with waterfowl in mind, stamp sale funds benefit all types of species and outdoor enthusiasts.
Through work with the Teaming with Wildlife Coalition, the National Wildlife Federation works with sportsmen and women and other conservation organizations to secure wildlife funding for each state through State Wildlife Action Plans.
Our declining wildlife need urgent protection before they face serious risk of extinction. This bold vision for conservation funding could be the solution.Read More
Urge Congress to stand up for polar bears and their young by opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Read More
Students ages 9-18 are invited to share their big idea through the "Every Elephant Counts" contest for a chance to win a trip to Botswana.Read More
Get to know the amazing wildlife in your backyard and beyond.Read More
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