Whole No. 46
Duck Tracks-Fall 2006 issue includes the following articles:
Donates Stamp Rarities to Smithsonian Collection . . . Prominent philanthropist
Jeanette C. Rudy of Nashville, Tennessee donated a complete set of Federal Duck Stamps to
the National Postal Museum. A special ceremony was held August 14. For more information,
visit the museum's web site at www.postalmuseum.si.edu
- Reader Letters
. . Questions from readers are answered in this column.
International Stamp Show and Duck Stamp Minisheets . . . President Ira Cotton
describes and illustrates some of his purchases at the Washington Stamp Show. Ira also
lists some suggestions for the issuance of Duck Stamp minisheets in the future.
- Federal Duck
Stamps May Go Electronic....e-Duck Stamp Makes it Easier for Hunters . . . The
U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation (385 to 4) that will make it
easier for waterfowl hunters to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp. The bill approves a pilot
program beginning Sept. 1, 2007, in 15 states (yet to be determined) which allows
waterfowl hunters, stamp collectors and conservationists nationwide to buy the Federal
Duck Stamp electronically over the phone or Internet.
- New Jersey
continues Retreiever Puppy Series . . . This year's stamp features a golden
retriever puppy painted by award winning artist Roger Cruwys.
- Black Ducks
for Virginia . . . The artwork painted by Virginia artist Tim Donovan
depicts a pair of American black ducks.
Waterfowl Festival scheduled for November . . . The Festival is scheduled for
November 10-12, 2006 in Easton, Maryland. For information about the festival, visit the
festival's web site at http://waterfowlfestival.org
or call 410-822-4567.
- Bush Signs
Bill Extending Jr. Duck Stamp Programs . . . The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation
and Design Program is an art and science program designed to teach wetlands habitat and
waterfowl conservation to students in K-12. The popular art program is designed to expose
students to migratory waterfowl and to motivate them through art to take a leadership role
in the conservation of these species.
shift discovered . . . John Wells , a delaer in England, reports finding the
TW73 with a downward ship in the engraving.
- Schultz wins
Wisconsin contest a second time . . . A painting of a green-winged teal pair by
Tim Schultz of Green Lake has been selected as winner of the 2006 Wisconsin Waterfowl
- South Carolina
duck stamp will feature black ducks . . . South Carolina's annual duck
stamp will feature black ducks by wildlife artist Richard D. Benson of Washington
- Pintails grace
Pennsylvania stamp . . . The 2006 Pennsylvania Duck Stamp winner was Kerry L.
Holzman, of Bernville. His winning entry features two male and one female pintail ducks.
- Clifton wins
Ohio . . . A Canada goose by Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware won this year's
Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp design competition.