Whole No. 43
Duck Tracks-Summer 2005 issue includes the following
Fly With Me to Memphis.....Federal contest settles in new nest . . . information
about the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest
- TW72 has two
First Day Ceremonies. . . by Wes Miller describes the ceremony he attended at the
Postal Museum. Artist Mark Anderson related the story of his being notified he was the
winner in the contest. No mention was made at the ceremony of the RW72b mini sheet.
Corner . . . President Ira Cotton discusses the two new special formats for duck
stamps - artist signed mini sheet and uncut press sheet of four panes each. Ira also
discusses the bill which is currently being considered by Congress allowing duck stamps to
be issued electronically.
- . . .And the
winner is . . . the results of the NDSCS poll for the best and worst of the 2004
duck stamps are revealed.
unknown artist wins Nevada Contest . . . Nevada's state duck stamp for 2005-06
will feature a striking pair of gadwall ducks in flight painted by Adam Oswald of Brandon,
- Wood Ducks on
Wisconsin . . . A painting of a pair of wood ducks by Brookfield artist
Terry Doughty will be printed on the 2005 Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp.
- Texas makes
many changes to hunting stamps . . . A recently passed legislative bill
reorganized the stamp fees that hunters pay for the right to pursue certain species of
duck stamp goes before Congress . . . Dr. Joseph Hautman, federal duck stamp
artist and NDSCS governor, testified before a Congressional Subcommittee on a program to
implement a test program for the electonic issuance of the federal duck stamp. The entire
transcript of the session appears in Duck Tracks.
- The story
behind the 2005 Arkansas duck stamp . . . by Larry Chandler. Larry tells the
story of how the ivory-billed woodpecker came to be added to his design for the 2005
Arkansas duck stamp.
- Shovelers on
Colorado . . . A painting of a male and female northern shoveler titled
"Arapaho Shovelers" by Jeffrey Klinefelter was chosen by the Colorado Division
of Wildlife for the 2005 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp.
selects Yellow Lab for '06 Contest . . . The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries has announced that the yellow Labrador retriever will be featured in the
"Retrievers Save Game" series for the 2006 Louisiana duck stamp competition. For
more information, contact Robert Helm (225)
- What do those
duck stamp dollars really mean? . . . Kip Koss discusses the duck stamp
program from the aspect of revenues and putting the revenues into actual perspective with
- Federal Duck
Stamp Sales by Year . . . a chart showing sales of Federal Duck Stamps
- Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge . . . a description of one of the top ten birding spots
in the United States.
- Mark Anderson
to be at Ding Darling Days . . . Mark Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD will offer a
presentation October 15, 2005 on his painting that was used for the design of the 2005-06
US Federal Duck Stamp, RW72.
- Canvasback on 2006 Alabama . . . A
canvasback duck by Clarence Stewart of Brewton, AL is the winner of the Alabama Waterfowl
Stamp Art Contest.