Duck Stamps

Since I am away, I thought to reblog some of my favorite posts. You might not know about this either. It was new to me.



A peaceful alliance between the birder and hunter seems as improbable as the Biblical lion lying down with the lamb, but miracles do happen.  Just remember the stories of the vast flocks of Passenger Pigeons and Carolina Parakeets darkening the skies and their subsequent decimation by hunters.  Or recall the indiscriminate shooting of migratory birds-of-prey on Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania or the plume hunters of southern Florida.  On the Chesapeake Bay hunters used giant guns balanced precariously on small boats to harvest thousands of swimming waterfowl, often hundreds with a single shot.  During a recent trip to Italy I noticed the skittish nature of all the passerines, apparently due to the longterm hunting of these small birds for food.  But even with this history there has been a remarkable truce between birder and hunter in this country, benefitting both, as well as the birds.

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5 Responses to Duck Stamps

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Don’t these hunters know that there is limited numbers and that if they kill them all there will be none to breed? This is one reason why I admire our indigenous Australians in that they only took from the land what they immediately needed, keeping the balance and never going without.

  2. swo8 says:

    What are we going to do when we no longer have stamps? They are beautiful, Donna.

  3. Jo Clutton says:


    I’m Jo, I’m an artist, writer, traveller, wild west nut ( and renaissance soul.

    I’ve recovered from thirty years of depression and anxiety and I’m now blogging on Creating My Odessey about the rebuilding of my creative lifestyle. I’m hoping to reach ppl with mental health issues and creative’s in general to encourage, inspire, and hopefully give some enjoyment! I wondered if you’d like to look at it. Thank

    Jo UK

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