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The Federal Duck Stamp turns 80

For eight decades, this visionary program has been a cornerstone of wetlands and waterfowl conservation. By Paul Schmidt and Whitney Tawney.

Duck stamp price increase an investment

In its 80th year, the federal duck stamp is at its lowest buying power.

Duck Stamp 80th Anniversary

The federal duck stamp turns 80 on Sunday, March 16.

CPC members met with legislators before final farm bill vote

The Conservation Programs Committee held their February 2014 meeting in Washington, D.C., and the timing ended up being perfect.

NAWCA, duck stamp price increase reported out of Senate EPW Committee

WASHINGTON – Feb. 6, 2014 – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up and reported out several wildlife bills today, including the reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and a price increase to the federal duck stamp.

Senate bill introduced to raise price of federal duck stamp

WASHINGTON - Dec. 19, 2013 - A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate today to increase the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. The current price of $15 was set more than 20 years ago, in 1991.

2014-2015 federal duck stamp art chosen

The 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition took place in Ohio on the shores of western Lake Erie during the last weekend of September.

DU CEO Dale Hall on the Federal Duck Stamp

A letter from Ducks Unlimited Chief Executive Officer Dale Hall on the eve of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition in Maumee, Ohio, September 27-28.

Your DU game plan for August recess

Every August, lawmakers escape the Washington, D.C., humidity to visit constituents at home. The month-long recess is an opportunity to schedule a meeting with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss important issues affecting sportsmen, waterfowl and other wildlife.

DU celebrates first sale of 2013-2014 federal duck stamps

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 27, 2013 - The new 2013-2014 federal duck stamp goes on sale this Friday, June 28. The stamps, which cost $15, are valid through June 30, 2014. Purchased by millions of waterfowl hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and collectors every year, duck stamps help raise money to purchase and protect wetlands for ducks, geese and other wildlife species.

Conservation Q&A

With Gary Taylor, DU's Director of Governmental Affairs; on a variety of topics, including the RESTORE Act, NAWCA and DU's top legislative priorities.

Video Celebrates Ding Darling's Legacy

Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, who won two Pulitzer prizes for his editorial cartoons, was one of America's true conservation pioneers.

National Wildlife Refuges Vital to Wildlife and People

Ducks Unlimited joined other conservationist groups in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week on October 14-20. "Every state has at least one national wildlife refuge," said Paul Schmidt, DU's chief conservation officer.

National Wildlife Refuge Week highlights importance of refuges to conservation and sportsmen

The importance of America’s wildlife refuge system to conservation and wildlife habitat is in the spotlight as part of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Oct. 14-20.

Key conservation legislation passes Senate panel

WASHINGTON - July 25, 2012 - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported to the Senate floor today three bills important to conservation and of priority interest to Ducks Unlimited: S. 2282, reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) through 2017; S. 2156, increasing the price of the federal duck stamp; and S. 2071, making online purchase of duck stamps a permanent option. The bills were reported without objection to the full Senate for consideration.

Double up for the ducks on the federal duck stamp's first day of sale

The Federal Duck Stamp "First Day of Sale" will be celebrated on Friday, June 29 and Ducks Unlimited encourages supporters to "Double Up for the Ducks" when purchasing their 2012 stamps.

Senator Chris Coons tours DU projects in Delaware

Sen. Chris Coons (DE) met with Ducks Unlimited staff and volunteers last week to tour two Ducks Unlimited projects near Middletown, Del.

U.S. House passes legislation to make federal duck stamps easier to obtain

WASHINGTON - Jan. 26, 2012 - The U.S. House of Representatives' Jan. 23 vote on bill H.R. 3117 could mean permanent easy access for hunters looking to buy their federal duck stamps online. The e-Duck Stamp program, started four years ago on a trial basis, allows hunters 16 and older to purchase temporary duck stamps online until their physical stamps arrive in the mail.

2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Winner Selected

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota, as the winner of the 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. This marks the fourth time he has won the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Live Stream of Federal Duck Stamp Competition


DU testifies before Congress in support of a more efficient federal duck stamp

Ducks Unlimited voiced its support of legislation that would make the federal duck stamp more readily available to the general public during testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs.

DU testifies before Congress in support of a more efficient federal duck stamp

Ducks Unlimited voiced its support of legislation that would make the federal duck stamp more readily available to the general public during testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs.

DU Chairman Joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior and USFWS Director to Commemorate New National Wildlife Refuges

DU Chairman of the Board John Pope joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and USFWS Director Dan Ashe last week to install four new planks on the boardwalk at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Ducks Unlimited live streaming 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Competition

The 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va., on Oct. 28 and 29, and Ducks Unlimited will provide waterfowl enthusiasts an opportunity to view the contest live.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ducks Unlimited to testify before House Natural Resources Subcommittee

Ducks Unlimited Director of Governmental Affairs Scott Sutherland will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs to discuss H.R. 3117, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces support for "Double Up for the Ducks"

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is commending Ducks Unlimited's "Double Up for the Ducks" campaign, which encourages waterfowl enthusiasts to purchase two federal duck stamps this hunting season.

DU encourages waterfowl enthusiasts to "Double Up" for the ducks

Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to "double up for the ducks" by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year.

DU encourages waterfowl enthusiasts to "Double Up" for the ducks

Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to "double up for the ducks" by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year.

Policy News 3-6

Arkansas senator newest member of federal board managing duck habitat

Strokes of Genius

Four-time federal duck stamp winner Jim Hautman is DU's 2011 Artist of the Year

Policy News 3-1

Newly appointed chairman to lead House Natural Resources Committee on decisions integral to NAWCA, duck stamp program; DU to work with 112th Congress to gain support for conservation-driven programs

2011 Federal Duck Stamp Competition winner Jim Hautman visits Ducks Unlimited headquarters

Waterfowl artist and Minnesota native Jim Hautman paid a visit on Dec. 18 to DU national headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., to view DU's complete collection of federal duck stamp prints.

Let's Stand Up for the Duck Stamp

Insights on the Federal Duck Stamp from Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall

Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement

The Federal Duck Stamp continues to be a success story for conservation. Since 1934, sales of the Federal Duck Stamp have conserved more than 6 million acres of waterfowl habitat across the country.

Great Value in Duck Stamps

Revenue generated from duck stamp sales are vital to wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

Ducks Unlimited Public Policy

Each year Congress makes important decisions about wildlife habitat conservation programs that directly impact the long-term health of waterfowl populations. DU's office in Washington, D.C., exists to promote these programs and other wildlife-friendly legislation.
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