Delaware's Division of Fish and Wildlife began the state duck stamp and print program in 1980 to raise funds for waterfowl conservation, primarily for acquiring and improving habitat. Whether you are a collector or a hunter, it's important to know that your purchase of a Delaware state duck stamp and/or print will preserve wetland habitats vital to the survival of migratory waterfowl and many other species. Click here for the Delaware waterfowl stamp brochure.
Indiana artist Jeffrey Klinefelter painting a pair of Blue Winged Teal ducks will grace the 2013 Delaware Duck Stamp, after winning the state stamp art competition. The contest was held April 11, 2013 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum. The competition drew 41 entries and for winning it, Mr. Klinefelter, of Etna Green, Ind., will receive a $2,500 prize and 150 artist's proofs of the limited edition print series of his entry.
Since the Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, began th duck stamp and print program 30 years ago, more than $2.5 million has been raised for waterfowl conservation.
The 2014 Duck Stamp judges were Delaware Ducks Unlimited Chairman Louis Caputo, artist Richard Clifton, collector Lloyd Alexander, and biologists Charlie Miller and Susan Guiteras.
See photos from the 2014 Duck Contest
Artists: Click here for information about the upcoming 2015 Delaware Duck Stamp contest.
Collectors and buyers:
Delaware duck stamps and prints from 2010 - 2012 are now available for sale – click here for an order form.
For more information on Delaware duck stamps and prints, contact:
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
or email: DNREC_Stampprograms@state.de.us
Like to know more about the Delaware Trout Stamp Contest? Click here.