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New Duck Stamp Makes Debut

The new duck stamp has been put up for sale by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The newest federal duck stamp to hit the market is now available, says the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 81st Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp made its debut at the US Department of the Interior in Washington, DC on Friday, June 27, co-hosted by USFWS and Bass Pro Shops.

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The 2014-2015 stamp features a pair of canvasbacks painted by wildlife artist Adam Grimm of Burbank, South Dakota. A new Junior Duck Stamp was also made available for the first time at the event, and its artist was Si Youn Kim, 16, of Tenafly, New Jersey. The Junior Stamp features a king eider.

A group of waterfowl hunters, birders, stamp collectors, conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts were on hand to be the first to purchase one, and to show their support for a great cause.

The new stamps can be purchased online here.

A total of 98 percent of the proceeds from the duck stamp, which costs $15, go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which helps support wetland acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Waterfowl hunters over the age of 16 are required to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp

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New Duck Stamp Makes Debut