The Federal Duck Stamp goes on sale Friday June 25, 2010. This stamp is necessary for fall and winter duck hunting during the season in Oregon and elsewhere in the United States. Further the proceeds from the stamp sale go a long ways for conservation. Nearly 98% of every dollar used to purchase Duck Stamps goes directly to buying or leasing wetland habitat for wildlife. For 75 years this conservation program has been working well and is one good government fee we should continue to support.
I don’t know about you, but I love duck hunting, fly tying and stamp collecting. All three activities compliment each other for me. I can’t wait to get a couple stamps for 2010-2011. One stamp for the actual hunting and the other for my wildlife stamp collection. This year’s stamp features an American widgeon painted by wildlife artist Robert Bealle of Waldorf, Maryland.