The preservation of the waterfowl artwork, artists, collectors and traditions.
Introducing the 2019/20 Duck Stamp Ring Neck Duck and Chocolate Lab
2019/20 Artist Catherine Temple
The first Washington State duck stamp was issued in 1986 and has been running ever since. In the latter half of 2012, the Washington Waterfowl Association (WWA) rescued the Migratory Bird Stamp & Artwork program. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) was required by the legislature to shut down the artwork program and only manage the migratory bird permit, which is the fee you pay when you want the authorization to hunt ducks. The WWA took over management of the stamp artwork production and sales. An artist is selected each year to paint the new stamp/print. The creation of the stamps and prints are 100% paid for by the Washington Duck Stamp program. The duck stamp artwork is sold to art collectors, duck stamp collectors and stamp resellers. All monies earned go back into the program, artwork and artist. When you purchase a stamp for collecting or your limited-edition print, you are supporting a tradition that we do not want to see go extinct. Thank you for your support.