Skip to comments.Federal duck stamp cost might increase
Posted on 02/22/2014 7:05:36 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 1865, which would raise the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. At its current price, the buying power of the federal duck stamp, which is required by the U.S. government to hunt migratory waterfowl, has never been lower over its 79-year history, according to a news release from Ducks Unlimited.
Since the federal duck stamps enactment in 1934, the price has only been raised seven times. It has been 23 years since the last increase to bring the price of the stamp to $15, the single longest period without a price increase in the programs history.
In the meantime, land values have dramatically increased. In Minnesota, for example, land has increased from an average price of $400 to $1,400 an acre since 1998, an increase of 250 percent. The Congressional Budget Office found that because the federal duck stamp is a user fee, such a price increase would have no net impact on federal spending.
And he is running for reelection. Buh bye Mark
Mehhh, I don’t hunt flying liver!