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 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 2014 - 2016 are now available for sale – click here for an order form.
For more information on Delaware waterfowl stamps and prints, contact:
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
or email: DNREC_Stampprograms@state.de.us
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