April 10, 2012
Delta Opposes Management of Wild Horses in Currituck
Delta Waterfowl is urging members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to oppose proposed legislation H.R. 306 that would mandate the management of wild horses in Currituck National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Currituck NWR was established in 1984 to conserve habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Mandating the management of wild horses could compromise an important waterfowl area.
"This is a bad piece of legislation, one that could set a dangerous precedent of diminishing the quality of waterfowl and migratory bird habitat of our refuges for the benefit of other species," notes Delta's Director of U.S. Policy, John Devney. "Duck hunters have paid the tab for Currituck, Congress authorized the refuge for migratory bird purposes, and now some members of Congress want to change the mandate. We need to be on the record representing ducks and duck hunters on this issue."