Federal Duck Stamp 75th Anniversary
Southeast Region

1934-1935 Duck Stamp

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Winner of 75th Anniversary Federal Duck Stamp Contest Named -- (Learn more . . . )

Winning Art for 2007:   Pintails in acrylic by Joe Hautman, Plymouth , MN (USFWS photo) USFWS Director H. Dale Hall (L), Joe Hautman, 2007 Duck Stamp winner (center) and Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne October 13, 2007 Big Arts, Sanibel, Fl.

In 1934, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling had an idea – create a revenue stamp purchased by hunters, and use the proceeds to buy disappearing habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. With the support of sportsmen, the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp was born.

More than $700 million and 5.2 million acres later, the “Federal Duck Stamp” has funded the world’s most successful conservation program.

Today, the Federal Duck Stamp contest is America’s oldest and most prestigious wildlife art contest. And its not just for hunters.

In honor of its founder, the 2007 contest to select the 75th Federal Duck Stamp is coming to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Sanibel, Florida. The contest will be held in conjunction with the annual J.N. “Ding” Darling Days.

Come see conservation history in the making
October 12-13, 2007
Sanibel, Florida

Miami Herald: Birders, art lovers flock to Sanibel

Save the date for the 75th Federal Duck Stamp Contest & “Ding” Darling Days -- 9-20-2007

Duck Stamp art exhibit opens on Sanibel -- 9-20-2007

For lodging information, visit the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

Check back often for contest updates.

revolving images of past Duck Stamps


Last updated: June 28, 2007

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