Do you want to be part of one of this country's oldest and most successful conservation efforts? Do you want to connect with your community and help facilitate outdoor recreation and support youth conservation education programs?
Selling Federal Duck Stamps and Junior Duck Stamps at your store, visitor center, gift shop or other retail or business location is a great way to participate in conservation in your community and, more importantly, to offer a new and beneficial service to your customers or visitors, and to attract new ones. Selling the stamps is simple to do through our consignment program.
Who Buys the Stamps?
Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to buy a Federal Duck Stamp every year. Many bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts and conservation-minded individuals also buy them as a way to support conservation. Nearly 47 million people identify themselves as bird watchers – a number that continues to increase.
Selling Duck Stamps at your site offers your patrons a quick and easy way to get their stamps while making other purchases and is especially useful if your location already offers items they are looking for, such as sporting goods, binoculars, bird guides, bird feeding supplies, outdoor apparel and other items.
Having Duck Stamps available also means a quick sale to the impulse buyer or someone looking for a last-minute gift. Statistics show that new customers, once familiar with your store, will return to buy other merchandise.
Why Do Duck Stamps Matter?
Produced annually since 1934 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to buy or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Besides serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, a current year's Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance pass for national wildlife refuges where admission is charged.
Duck Stamps and products that bear stamp images are also popular collector items.
Junior Duck Stamps are designed by youth as part of a national conservation education program that sees more than 27,000 participants each year. Children, parents, educators and wildlife enthusiasts buy these stamps to support wetlands and wildlife education.
How Do I Get Stamps to Sell?
Through the Consignment Agreement, Federal and Junior Duck Stamps may be sold to the public beginning July 1 of each year. Consignment stamps are automatically shipped to your sales location with no money due up front.
With the sale of each Duck Stamp, you may charge a service fee that you deem fair and reasonable to your customer.
At the end of the agreed upon sales period, simply return any unsold stamps and the funds you have collected (minus your own service fee if applicable). More information and a copy of the Consignment Agreement are available online from Amplex, our Duck Stamp distributor, or by calling 800/852-4897.