Delaware's Division of Fish & 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 Long-tailed Duck and a Black Labrador Retriever by Richard Clifton of Milford, Del. will grace the 2019/20 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. The contest was held April 12 at the Dover Public Library. Clifton 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, Caleb Metrich, Lake Tomahawk, Wisc.; Third place, Dee Dee Murry, Centralia, Wash.; Honorable mentions, George Bradford, Georgetown, Del.; Paul R. Fenwick, Hillsborough, N.J., and Broderick Crawford, Clayton, Ga.
Since the Division of Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, began the waterfowl stamp and print program 38 years ago, more than $2.8 million has been raised for waterfowl conservation.
The 2019/20 Waterfowl Stamp judges were: Pete MacGaffin, Delaware Ducks Unlimited representative; Lloyd Alexander, art collector; F. Thomas Unruh, member of the Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish; Anthony Gonzon, Wildlife Biologist; and Justyn Foth, waterfowl and gamebird biologist.
2019/20 Delaware State Waterfowl Stamp - Best in Show
Artist: Richard Clifton, Milford, Del.
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:
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
or email: DNREC_Stampprograms@state.de.us
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