Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Program

2022 Duck Stamp

2022 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

In 1984, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife [MDIFW] instituted a state duck stamp program modeled loosely after the federal duck stamp program: the stamp was required by hunters 16 years and older, and all revenues from the sale of duck stamps (about $13,000 - $16,000 annually) are dedicated to the conservation and management of waterfowl in Maine.

In 2002, MDIFW discontinued the duck stamp requirement of hunters, but instead required the purchase of a State Migratory Waterfowl Permit on the hunting license. (Note, hunters also need a Federal Migratory Waterfowl Permit).

Duck stamps still are available for purchase by collectors, and revenues from the sales of both the stamp and the waterfowl hunting authority are dedicated to waterfowl conservation programs in Maine.

Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest

Each year, the Department holds an art contest to select the artwork for the upcoming waterfowl stamp. Judging takes place each spring at the State of Maine Sportsman Show in Augusta.

Winners of the 2022 Maine Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest:

  • 1st Place –  Rebekah Lowell, Biddeford, ME
  • 2nd Place –  Courtney Moore, Roque Bluffs, ME
  • 3rd Place –  Tory Farris, Dover-Foxcroft, ME
  • Honorable Mention –  Hunter Law, Bangor, ME
  • Honorable Mention –  Nancy Culver, Liberty, ME

We know these projects can be time consuming, and the time and effort that goes into each piece we receive does not go unnoticed. The species for 2023 will be mallard. The 2023 contest is planned for April 2023.

Entry requirements for the 2023 Maine Migratory Stamp Art Contest will be posted soon.

Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamps from Previous Years

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