Delta Waterfowl Applauds Mississippi Lawmakers for Passing Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund
New law will expand conservation efforts, improve outdoor recreation and enhance natural resources across the state.
Delta Waterfowl is celebrating a strongly bi-partisan vote by state lawmakers to establish the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. Polls showed 75 percent of Mississippi voters supported the measure, including a vast majority of resident sportsmen and women.
The historic legislation allocates money to expand conservation efforts, improve outdoor recreation and enhance resources — all while supporting local Mississippi economies.
“The Duck Hunters Organization thanks the Mississippi legislature for establishing the Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund and appropriating $10 million this year,” said Cyrus Baird, senior director of government affairs for Delta Waterfowl. “We look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers and our conservation partners to make sure the fund has full and dedicated funding in the future. Doing so will provide substantial funding for quality waterfowl habitat and duck hunting access, including infrastructure investments to provide high quality habitat and hunting on public lands.”
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