Archive for the 'Duck Stamps' Category

Oct 02, 2012

California Artist Robert Steiner Wins 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Robert Steiner, an artist from San Francisco, California, is the winner of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Rowan Gould at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, during the annual art contest – the only juried art competition sponsored by the [...]

Sep 12, 2012

Interior Announces More than $29 Million to Expand Refuge System

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved the investment of nearly $11 million in revenue from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to add an estimated
10,640 wetland acres to seven units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The [...]

Mar 14, 2012

New Bob Hines Biography

For anyone who has followed bird art produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the name Bob Hines should be familiar.
Robert W. (Bob) Hines (1912-1994) was born in Columbus, Ohio, and though he had no formal training in art or in wildlife science, by the age of twenty-seven he was working as staff [...]

Jun 28, 2011

Purchase the New 2011-2012 Duck Stamp

The 2011-2012 Federal Duck Stamp is now on sale and should be on the shopping list of everyone who enjoys wildlife and the outdoors.
Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from the $15 Duck Stamp support the acquisition of wetlands for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1934, Duck Stamp receipts of over $750 million have protected [...]

Apr 19, 2011

2011-2012 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Winner

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that a pair of ringneck ducks was selected to appear on the 2011-2012 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by 17-year-old Abraham Hunter of Vienna, Illinois, was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, held [...]

Oct 17, 2010

2010 Duck Stamp Contest Winner

James Hautman,an artist from Chaska, Minnesota, has been named the winner of the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Calif., during the annual competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hautman has previously won the Duck Stamp three times, in [...]

Sep 15, 2010

Interior Announces Land Acquisitions for Refuges

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) has approved more than $21 million in land acquisitions in 12 different National Wildlife Refuges The projects are supported by the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which includes proceeds from the sales of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known [...]

Jul 28, 2010

Duck Stamp Commemorative Silk Cachet to Benefit Gulf Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that a Federal Duck Stamp Commemorative Silk Cachet has been issued to help raise money for national wildlife refuges impacted by the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill.

The cachet features a silk rendering of an award-winning photograph of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf [...]

Jun 25, 2010

First Day of Sale for Duck Stamps

Today was the First Day of Sale for the
2010-2011 Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp.
The 2010-2011 Federal Duck Stamp features an American wigeon painted by wildlife artist Robert Bealle, of Waldorf, Maryland. Last fall, a panel of five judges chose Bealle’s creation from among 224 paintings at the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, [...]

Jun 16, 2010

Sec. Salazar Announces Refuge Land Acquisition Funding

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved a total of $35.7 million for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds — $30.4 million in federal funding for grants to conserve more than 6.1 million acres of wetlands and associated habitats in the United States and [...]

Apr 23, 2010

2010-2011 Junior Duck Stamp Winner

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a single hooded merganser was selected to appear on the 2010-2011 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by 18-year old Rui Huang of Columbus, Ohio, was chosen by a panel of judges at the National Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest held at [...]

Dec 29, 2009

Deadline for Junior Duck Stamp Entries

The Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students then use their knowledge to draw, paint or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.
Students from around the United States submit drawings to their state, territory or district competition. [...]