2016-17 Federal and Junior Duck Stamps Now on Sale

Image of 2016-17 Duck Stamp

Sales for the 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp began on Friday, June 24, 2016 with a special event hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Postal Service and Bass Pro Shops at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield, Missouri. Waterfowl hunters, birders, stamp collectors, conservationists and outdoor recreationists lined up to be among the first to buy the nation’s most unique and successful conservation stamp. This year's Federal stamp features trumpeter swans and is the work of Minnesotan Joe Hautman, and 16-year-old Stacy Shen painted the Ross's geese that adorn this year's Junior Duck Stamp. A stamp purchase is required annually for all waterfowl hunters 16 and older, and grants the bearer free entrance into national wildlife refuges. The new stamps can be purchased online, at many sporting goods and retail stores, and at some post offices and national wildlife refuges. Since 1934, the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp has provided more than $850 million, conserving over 5.7 million acres of crucial habitat throughout the United States and its territories.