Duck Stamp Program
2013 was the third year MDIFW used an Open Category, with 3 duck species to choose from : Greater or Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, and Common Goldeneye. 2013 winners include 1st Place Richard Alley, Jr., Islesford; 2nd Place Olga Wing, Peru; 3rd Place Michael Loring, Windham; HM Thomas Merriam, Lovell; HM Georgette Kanach, Gray.
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 ducks 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 waterfowl hunting permit on the hunting license.
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.
- 2014 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules/Offical Entry Form (PDF)
- Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Order Form (PDF) (The 2013 stamp is not available for purchase until September 1, 2013)
The 2014 stamp will return to the one species format; the selected subject is the American Widgeon. In 2014, the contest will be on March 28 @ 5pm, in the Art Room at the Augusta Civic Center.
Duck Stamps From Previous Years
2012 Duck Stamp
2011 Duck Stamp
2010 Duck Stamp
2009 Duck Stamp
2008 Duck Stamp
2007 Duck Stamp
2006 Duck Stamp
2005 Duck Stamp
2004 Duck Stamp
2003 Duck Stamp
2002 Duck Stamp
2001 Duck Stamp
2000 Duck Stamp
1999 Duck Stamp
1998 Duck Stamp