Duck Stamps: A Wildlife Success Story

1959 Duck Stamp 1995 Mallard Stamp 1993 Canvasback Stamp

On March 6, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Duck Stamp Bill into law. That same year the famous cartoonist Jay N. "Ding" Darling drew the very first stamp. Since 1934 each waterfowl hunter in the United States 16 years of age or older has been required to purchase a Duck Stamp prior to hunting. Funds collected from duck stamp sales are used to purchase and protect important habitat.

1990 Snow Goose Stamp 1983 Pintail Stamp 1975 Canvasback Stamp

Wetlands: More than Duck Habitat

Wetlands are unique habitats that provide food, cover, water, and space for a great variety of wildlife. Wetlands, because of the wildlife that depend on them, offer us recreation opportunities. Whether you’re a hunter, trapper, birdwatcher, or someone looking for a nice place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, wetlands have something to offer.

Wetland Production Area (WPA)

Wetlands also slow water flows during runoff, reducing the impact of flooding. As water slows, it filters into the groundwater supply, recharging wells, aquifers, and soil moisture. Wetlands collect nutrients and sediments, purifying water as it filters. During dry years, they may also provide an important water source for livestock.


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