Plates Issued: Intaglio (front) -N/A; Offset - N/A. Color: Process Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black - all in Stochastic Screen. Designer: Phil Jordan Modeler: Donald H. Woo. Engraver: Vignette - N/A; Frame - N/A; Letters - N/A; Numerals - N/A. Printer: Banknote Corporation of America, Inc./Sennett Security Products. First Day of Sale: July 1, 2004. Issue: 2004 - Seventy-first Duck Stamp (thirteenth $15.00 stamp), Seventh Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Issue - RW71A. Quantity Sold: N/A.
Inscription: Front - "U.S. Department of the Interior. Void after June 30, 2005. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. $15. Redheads."
Back - "Invest in America's Future. Buy Duck Stamps. Save Wetlands. Send in or report all bird bands to 1-800-327-BAND. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl or use this stamp as a pass to a National Wildlife Refuge unless you sign your name in ink on the face of this stamp."
PSA Inscription: Front - "U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 2004-2005 Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp. Artist: Scot Storm. 2004 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. Since 1929, the Commission has oveseen the acquisition of more than 5 million acres of habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System. If applicable: sign, peel, and attach to hunting license. Peel here."
Back - "A Legacy of Conservation. Purchase of this stamp helps acquire wetlands and other important habitats for the National Wildlife Refuge System that supports waterfowl and hundreds of migratory bird species, as well as threatened and endangered species and other wildlife. Wetlands play an essential role in removing pollutants from our water supply, while providing critical habitat for many important plants and animals and controlling floods. Stamp revenues have been used to protect habitat at hundreds of National Wildlife Refuges. A refuge near you probably contains land acquired with stamp funds and is open for public hunting, fishing and other wildlife-associated recreation. Stamps are non-refundable. Important: Sign your name in ink on the face of the stamp to use it for hunting, or as a season pass to any National Wildlife Refuge. For information on hunting and outdoor recreation opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges and other public land, visit http://www.recreation.gov/ Local hunting regulations. Please contact your state wildlife agency for information on hunting regulations. Report all bird bands 1-800-327-BAND. Amplex/Ordering-Reordering 1-800-852-4897 or www.duckstamp.com Individual Stamp Orders 1-800-STAMP24 www.duckstamp.com or http://shop.usps.com Federal Duck Stamp Office U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mail Stop MBSP-4070. 4401 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203-1622 http://duckstamps.fws.gov"
Acrylic painting of a pair of redheads in flight over a North Dakota prairie pothole by Scot Storm, 734 4th Street North, Sartell, MN 56377. This was Scot Storm's first Federal Duck Stamp Contest win.
As a youngster, Scot Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. These skills eventually led him to North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in architecture. While working in this field, Scot’s love of hunting and the outdoors drew him to explore the challenge of wildlife art. In 1987, as a self-taught artist, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. Encouraged by the acceptance of his initial work, he continued to enter stamp contests and enjoyed his first top award by winning the Indiana Pheasant Stamp competition in 1991.
Thereafter, Scot’s interest in wildlife art became such a passion, that in 1999, he decided to give up his career in architecture and devote himself full time to painting. Scot was then able to challenge himself in every aspect of his creations from composition, to lighting, to the accuracy and psychology of color. His paintings of waterfowl, hunting dogs and other animals all reveal his attention to the fine details that breathe life into every image and draw the viewer into a scene.
As he strives to expand his portfolio, Scot has worked closely with Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the Danbury Mint art collection. Through his many exhibits and displays throughout the country, he has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, skilled, and creative force in the field of wildlife art.
Scot currently lives in Sartell, MN with his wife and family. This location has aided in providing close proximity to various art markets while still offering easy access to pristine woods and waters of northern Minnesota, a place he always enjoys capturing in his work.
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