2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest to be Held in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will be held on October 28 and 29, 2011, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va.
The event is the oldest and most prestigious wildlife art competition in the United States.
The winning design chosen at the competition will grace the 2012-2013 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “Duck Stamp,” the cornerstone of one of the world’s most successful conservation programs that supports the acquisition of millions of acres of wetland habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System.
- WHAT: 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest judging
- WHO: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- WHEN: Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 Doors open at 9 a.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public. Contest judging will take place from approximately 10a.m. to noon each day. The contest winner will be announced at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
- WHERE: National Conservation Training Center 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Buying a $15 Federal Duck Stamp is possibly the single most effective purchase anyone can make to directly participate in wetland conservation throughout the United States. All waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase and carry a current Federal Duck Stamp.
However, the stamp is not only for hunters. Conservationists, recreational birders, stamp collectors and others also buy the stamp to support wetland habitat conservation for a wide diversity of animals and plants. Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from Duck Stamp sales go to the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which supports the purchase of wetlands for inclusion into the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Since 1934, sales of Federal Duck Stamps have helped to purchase 5.3 million acres of wildlife habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System.
For more information visit: http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.