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Delaware's waterfowl (duck) stamp program and results
from the Division of Fish & Wildlife's 2018/19 contest


Delaware's Division of Fish and Wildlife began the state waterfowl 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 waterfowl stamp and/or print will preserve wetland habitats vital to the survival of migratory waterfowl and many other species.

A painting of a pintail duck and a Golden Retriever by Daniel Allard of Marengo, Ohio, will grace the 2018/19 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. The contest was held April 8 at Owens Station near Greenwood. Allard receives a $2,500 prize and 150 artist’s proofs of the limited edition print series of his first-place entry. Other placements were: Second place – Garrett Jacobs, Orlando, Fla; Third place – Paul Makuchal, Pocomoke, Md.; Honorable mentions – Diane Ford, Bethesda, Md.; Ron Kleiber, Erin, N.Y.; and Caleb Metrich, Lake Tomahawk, Wisc.

Since the Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, began the waterfowl stamp and print program 31 years ago, more than $2.6 million has been raised for waterfowl conservation.

The 2018/19 Waterfowl Stamp judges were: Lou Caputo, Delaware Ducks Unlimited representative; Charles Sheppard, art collector; Dale Scuse, member of the Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish; Anthony Gonzon, wildlife biologist; and Justyn Foth, wildlife biologist.  


 2018/19 Waterfowl Stamp - First Place by Daniel Allard. Please click on image for a full-screen rendering.

2018/19 Delaware State Waterfowl Stamp - Best in Show
Artist: Daniel Allard, Marengo, Ohio

Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules

Collectors and buyers:

Delaware waterfowl stamps and prints from 2015 - 2017 are now available for sale – click here for an order form.                

For more information on Delaware waterfowl stamps and prints, contact:
Licensing Section
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
or email:

Like to know more about the Delaware Trout Stamp Contest? Click here.        


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