National Wildlife Refuge System

2014 - 2015 Duck Stamps on Sale Now

Duck Stamp
The 2014 - 2015 Federal Duck Stamp features canvasbacks painted by Adam Grimm of South Dakota.

June 30, 2014 - The 81st Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – better known as the Duck Stamp – is now on sale. The 2014-15 stamp features a pair of canvasbacks painted by wildlife artist Adam Grimm of Burbank, South Dakota.  Grimm is a two-time contest winner; his painting of a mottled duck appeared on the 2000-1 Federal Duck Stamp.


The stamps are available for purchase online, at many sporting goods stores and retail stores as well as some post offices and national wildlife refuges. More sales information is available here.


An Investment in Conservation

Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase and carry a current Federal Duck Stamp. Friends of the Migratory Bird Stamp encourages sales of the stamp not just to hunters but also to conservationists, birders, stamp collectors, art lovers and many others. The stamp is an investment in wetlands conservation for future generations. Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from the $15 duck stamp go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which supports wetland acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge System.


Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories.  A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee.  More than 560 refuges offer unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, bird watching and photography.


Junior Duck Stamp
The 2014 - 2015 Junior Duck Stamp shows a king eider painted by 16-year-old Si youn Kim of New Jersey.

Junior Duck Stamp
A king eider painted by Si youn Kim, 16, of Tenafly, New Jersey, is depicted on the new Junior Duck Stamp.  Kim’s art was chosen from among 53 best-of-show winners from every state, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest held in April. 


The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of a year-long educational program that helps students learn about wetlands and waterfowl conservation, explore their natural world and create a painting or drawing of a duck, goose or swan as their “visual term paper” to demonstrate what they learned.  A curriculum is available online to help guide educators, students and parents.


More than 29,000 students participated in the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest in 2014.  The national winning art is made into a stamp the Service sells for $5 to conservationists, educators, students and the public.  Proceeds support conservation education.


Flickr Gallery of Best in Show Junior Duck Stamp Entries



Last updated: June 30, 2014