Federal duck stamps go on sale today and, while competition for the winning artwork is always fierce, I think Joe Hautman's woodie drake is as pretty as they come. Therefore there's no better year than this to join a growing waterfowl conservation tradition: buying not just one, but two duck stamps. I like to frame one stamp, and tuck my signed stamp (the one I hunted with) inside my duck journal as a memento.
Ducks Unlimited has announced that Mossy Oak will be coming on board as the organization's latest corporate sponsor. Among other things, that makes Mossy Oak the official camouflage pattern of DU.
Delta Waterfowl will soon be hosting hunter education camps and mentored hunts across four Canadian provinces, thanks in part to a recent $90,000 grant that the organization received from Wildlife Habitat Canada. Delta is expanding its recruitment efforts to secure the next generation of waterfowl hunters.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the Atlantic Flyway Council, are proposing a reduction in the mallard limit to two birds for the 2019-20 season, both of which may be hens.
A painting by Diane Ford of Bethesda, Md., has been selected as the winner of the 2021 California Duck Stamp Art Contest.