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 federal […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 1989, 1994 […]

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 […]