Duck stamps |
First off let me state that I do not hunt nor do I oppose hunting. Federal duck stamps are not valid for postage although they can be purchased at most post offices. Along with a hunting license they are required to legally hunt waterfowl. The stamp must be signed on the front and carried on the hunter's person. Of these three examples only the 1977 is signed. Duck stamps began being sold in 1934 and are part of the Dept. of Interior's conservation program and it has been incredibly successful. Over 6 million acres of strategic wetland waterfowl habitat has been bought or preserved due to this program.