Wildlife and nature photography by native Vermonter Heather Forcier. Please also visit my website http://www.heatherforcier.com/

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vermont State Duck Stamp 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Vermont’s Migratory Waterfowl Fund

In late 2006 I was awarded the Vermont State Duck Stamp for the four years from 2007 to 2010.  The final year, 2010, is the final year of the artistic stamp for the state of Vermont.  Limited edition prints are sold numbered, signed by the artist, and with one mint stamp plus a signed stamp. 

In 1985 the Vermont Legislature, recognizing the importance of wetlands to Vermont's wildlife, created the Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Program. Under this program, hunters wishing to harvest ducks, geese, and other migratory waterfowl are required to purchase a special state migratory waterfowl stamp.

These stamps, designed by various artists over the years, have become popular with both hunters and collectors alike. Each year, a new stamp is designed and a limited number of prints created.

The Migratory Waterfowl Fund was established with the receipts from the sale of the stamps and prints. Interest earned from the Waterfowl Fund is earmarked for wetland acquisition and enhancement projects. So far, monies generated by the fund have:

  • funded 51 projects in 34 locations
  • purchased 4,439 acres of wetland and adjacent uplands
  • protected 921 acres of important habitat through conservation easements
  • enhanced 1,412 acres of habitat

So, whether you are an avid waterfowl enthusiast, a stamp collector, or someone who just appreciates fine wildlife art, you can't lose when you purchase a waterfowl stamp. Not only will you satisfy your interest but you'll also help in the efforts to conserve our important wetland resources.


2007 Vermont State Duck Stamp: Ring-necked Duck


2008 Vermont State Duck Stamp: Gadwall


2009 Vermont State Duck Stamp: Harlequin Duck

2010 Vermont State Duck Stamp (final year of the artistic stamp): Wood Duck

2 comments:

Altax said...

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Hirsita Dixit said...

cool Duck Post and awesome photography...
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