Media Advisory
Federal Duck Stamp Kick-Off Event

June 29, 2012

Contacts:
Noemi Perez
703-358-2688

Jordan Harmon
703-358-2335

Attention: News Editors and Photo Desks

Photo Opportunity: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bass Pro Shops, and Wildlife Artists Commemorate First Day of Sale for Federal Duck Stamp, Conservation Tool

Hampton, VA - Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe joins the U. S. Postal Service, Bass Pro Shops and other conservation partners at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World retail store in Hampton, VA, on Friday, June 29th to celebrate the first day of sale of both the $15 Federal Duck Stamp and $5 Junior Duck Stamp. The new stamps are now available at thousands of post offices, Bass Pro Shops and other sporting goods stores and retail locations across the country, and can also be purchased online.

The winning wildlife artists for the 2012 Federal Duck and Junior Duck Stamps will be on hand for autographs, interviews and photo opportunities.

WHAT: 
First Day of Sale for the 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp

WHEN: 
June 29, 2012 - 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
11:00 a.m. – INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

WHERE: 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
1972 Power Plant Pkwy.
Hampton, VA 23666

WHO: 
Dan Ashe, Director - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rowan Gould, Deputy Director – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Martin MacDonald, Director of Conservation - Bass Pro Shops
Joseph Hautman – 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Winner, Wildlife Artist
Christine Clayton – 2012 Junior Duck Stamp Winner, Student

*Media are asked to please RSVP their attendance and request interviews in advance.


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