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The federal duck stamp prices going up this fall

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Introduced in the fall of 1935 by the U.S. Department Of Agriculture at $1, the federal duck stamp has been a major source for the acquisition of wetlands. In those depression days with little money and even fewer ducks, hunters have been eagerly faithful in buying them. Designed by outdoor writer J. N. "Ding" Darling, sales of the stamp has raised $700 million, and has acquired 5.2 million acres of wetlands. But land prices and inflation have made it necessary to hike the price.

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