A series of passes (America the Beautiful) covers the entrance and standard amenity fees charged for using federal recreational lands - including some national wildlife refuges (Horicon does NOT charge an entrance fee). Passes include the Annual, Senior, Access, Military and 4th grade.
Please visit the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site for more information about passes.
These passes as well as Federal Duck Stamps may be obtained at the refuge office/visitor center.
Federal Duck Stamps
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Originally created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today.
Federal Duck Stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation, including the purchase of land for the Leopold District's acquisition of Waterfowl Production Area lands. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Since 1934, sales of Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $750 million, which has been used to purchase or lease more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat in the United States. These lands are protected in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.
The Junior Duck Stamp is a product of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program which is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. Revenues from the sale of this stamp goes to support awards and environmental education for the students who participate in the program.