About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Did you know that 98
cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly
to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife
Refuge System? Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known
as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for
the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They were originally created in 1934 as
the federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal
Duck Stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., White-tailed doe in the sunlight / USFWS, Blue-winged teal / Marvin DeJong ©
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014