BirdNote: Birders and Hunters

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Thanks to the political will and financial contributions of waterfowl hunters and organizations like Ducks Unlimited, natural wetlands that might otherwise have been lost have been preserved.

Waterfowl hunters dedicate millions of dollars every year to the conservation of wetlands. Some of the wildlife refuges we treasure were purchased with funds from the sale of duck stamps to hunters and other conservationists.

The overall impact of hunting on waterfowl numbers is modest; ducks and geese persist in great numbers after the hunting season ends.

The key to their continued abundance is the conservation of habitat.

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