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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that the theme of the 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp will be “Celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage.” This theme requires entrants in the 2018 Duck Stamp Contest to include one or more visual elements that reflect the contributions waterfowl hunters make to habitat conservation.
The 2017 Federal Duck Stamps Are Here -Thursday, July 13, 2017
James Hautman of Chaska, Minn., painted the artwork that became this year’s stamp following a contest last fall that attracted 152 entries. The stamp shows three Canada geese flying in formation over a wheat field. The geese flew in last week and are now available for purchase here! Take a look at them and check out our great prices by clicking on the 'New Arrivals' link, or click on 'Federal Duck Stamps > RW81 - RW84'.
James Hautman, an artist from Chaska, Minn., is the winner of the 2016 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Steve Guertin at the annual contest, held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
Los Angeles, CA – Animal Planet will premiere the award-winning film, THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK, on Wed., Sept. 14 at 9PM ET/PT as part of Animal Planet Presents, the network’s programming event featuring the best of films from top filmmakers that explores a wide range of topics that include animal rights, conservation and animal welfare. THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK dives into the wonderfully eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government – which follows six artists as they compete in the most intense competition of their life. Directed by Brian Golden Davis, THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK received the coveted Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature in addition to the Jury Award for Documentary Feature at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.
Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, Minnesota, won the 2015 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest on 19 September with his acrylic painting of a pair of flying Trumpeter Swans.
A trio of brothers from Minnesota made history today as they took the top three spots in the 2015 Federal Duck Stamp art contest. The announcement was made by Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Assistant Director for Migratory Birds, at the annual art contest, held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.V.
Federal Duck Prices Rise -Saturday, March 21, 2015
Duck stamp devotees are going to face “sticker shock” next year. That’s because Congress has finally agreed to a big price increase for the federal government’s migratory bird hunting and conservation stamps. The stamps, required by duck hunters and popular with stamp collectors, will increase by a whopping $10 next year — to $25. The stamps have remained priced at $15 since 1991.
Next year’s federal duck stamp will feature the work of a western New York artist. Jennifer Miller of Olean (Allegany) saw her acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks emerge from a field of 186 entries as the winner of the 2014 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.
Duck office halts artist-signed panes! -Friday, February 28, 2014
When the new United States federal duck stamp is issued June 27 in Washington, D.C., no artist-signed pane will be offered.
Adam Grimm, an Ohio native who now lives in Burbank, S.D., is the winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest.