A Convenient Way to Buy Duck Stamps Any Time of the Day or Night

The Electronic Duck Stamp, or E-Stamp, allows customers to buy Federal Duck Stamps online for immediate use. When you buy an E-Stamp, you will receive an E-Stamp certificate.This certificate is unique to the purchaser and is valid as a Federal Duck Stamp across the nation for up to 45 days from the date of purchase. Within that time, a physical Duck Stamp will be mailed to you. Your E-stamp certificate may be printed out or downloaded onto your mobile device and must be carried on your person while hunting waterfowl.

As soon as you receive your physical stamp, you must sign it and use it for hunting. Your E-Stamp certification is no longer valid once you receive your physical stamp. Regardless of whether you received your physical stamp, after 45 days from the date of purchase, the E-Stamp certificate is no longer valid. You must carry your current, signed Federal Duck Stamp while hunting.

You do not need to be a waterfowl hunter or purchase a hunting license to purchase an E-Stamp. Anyone, regardless of where you live, may buy an E-Stamp online through any of these states:
 New Mexico
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 South Carolina
 South Dakota

Some Helpful E-Stamp information:

  • If you have questions about purchasing an E-Stamp or experience problems during your online purchase, please contact the  state from which you made the purchase, since that information will be in their system. Do not contact the Federal Duck Stamp Office.
  • Also, it is important that you have a printer so you will be able to print the electronic stamp/receipt.
  • If you purchased an E-Stamp more than 30 days ago and you have not yet received your physical stamp, contact  Amplex at 800/852-4897 or duckstamp@amplex.com. Do not contact the Federal Duck Stamp Office.
  • State Wildlife Agencies wishing to apply to participate in the Federal E-Stamp Program, should complete the attached  application packet (436.4KB).

Last Updated: February 18, 2021