Whole No. 52
Duck Tracks-Summer 2009 issue includes the following articles:
- Ohio student wins Junior Duck Contest . . . . 16 year-old Lily Spang's design of a single wood duck was chosen by a panel of judges on April 22 to appear on the 2009-2010 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The contest was held at the National Postal Museum on Earth Day, 2009. Jim O'Donnell shares pictures of the event.
- National Wildlife Federation Labels . . . View from the Blind....Ira Cotton focuses on labels featuring waterfowl from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
- Winning entry chosen for California duck stamp . . . For the first time in nearly 15 years, a contest was held to select the image to appear on the duck stamp that will adorn 2009-10 licences of California waterfowl hunters. Jeffrey Klinefelter's painting of a pair of northern shovelers was selected by a panel of wildlife experts at an open judging event held at the California Museum in Sacramento on May 27.
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- Book about 1996 duck stamp being prepared . . . The Complete Story of the 1996 Federal Duck Stamp is currently being prepared by Peter Martin, a past editor of Duck Tracks. Anyone with information, photographs, licensed porducts, usages, remarques or first day covers is asked to contact the author. Peter Martin
- Duck stamps need to catch up to economy . . .Legislation introduced by John Dingell of Michigan and Robert Wittman of Virginia, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus members, would increase the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to $25 for the 2020-11 hunting season, and then jump to $35 in 2020 if passed.
- Local Connecticut artist designs new stamp . . . The 2009 Connecticut Duck Stamp features an American black duck illustrated by Clint Herdman, a wildlife artist from Beacon Falls, Connecticut.
- What's in my Collection . . . by John Frie. John illustrates some additions to his collection of stamps signed in the selvage by the artist. They are a lot of artists' business cards he picked up on eBay.
- NDSCS joins Facebook . . . The National Duck Stamp Collectors Society has joined the social networking site, Facebook. Enter National Duck Stamp Collectors Society in the "search" field on Facebook and join the group.
- Rogers wins Ohio contest . . . The artwork of a pair of common goldeneye by Joel Rogers of Hudson, Ohio, won first place in this year's Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Design Competition.
- Makuchal takes 1-2 in Maryland contest . . .An acrylic painting by Wally Makuchal Jr. entitled "Icy Refuge" will become the 2009 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp. The entry shows a pair of blue-winged teal resting on the water. His drawing of a great horned owl perched on a log won an International Migratory Bird Celebration art logo contes at Chincoteague Island.
- 2009 Artist signed Pane-of-one on sale now . . .The Federal Duck Stamp Office is offereing the 2009 artist signed pane-of-one. To order, collectors must complete the required order form and mail in to the address listed on the form. To download an order form, visit the Federal Duck Stamp web site at: http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps/
- Dingell receives Canvasback Award . . .Congressman John Dingell of Michigan has been recognized for his major lifetime contributions to waterfowl conservation by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee. The Plan Committee's International Convasback Award was presented on June 10, 2009 during a meeting of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.
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