I agree entirely. And given the fiscal instability of the Vermont wildlife
agency, apparently because of the drop in hunting and fishing licenses, the
Commissioner would welcome the idea. I'm sure you know his proposal to fix
a registration fee for canoes and kayaks has been met with considerable
resistance by the non-motorized boating community (of which I'm member).
Seems to me that if birders proposed a birding sticker, suitable for
application to a tripod or some other piece of your equipment, it would be a
positive contribution to wild birds and to the birding community itself.
----- Original Message -----
From: "- Maeve Kim" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 4:34 PM
Subject: hunters at Dead Creek
> Dana's story about the yahoos at Dead Creek was both scary and
> thought-provoking. We birders do spend a lot of money and do contribute to
> groups - but I have thought for many years that we need a visible sign of
> financial contributions to wildlife management places specifically, the
> a duck stamp that we can display on our car, a signal that says "I am a
> visitor; it's right that this place is managed for my interests as well as
> yours". The wildlife management areas could use the extra money and we
> would have a voice in how the places are managed.
> PS - Two American golden plovers joined the group at Brilyea early
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center