|Date of Issue||June 28, 2013|
|Perforation or Dimension||1.89 x 1.417 in./48.01 x 35.99 mm|
|Series||Federal Duck Stamp|
|Series Time Span||2005 - 2018|
|Issue Location||Ashland, VA 23005, Bass Pro Shop|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On June 28 2013, in Ashland, Virginia, at the Bass Pro Shop, the U.S. Department of the Interior will issue the $15 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp for the 2013–2014 waterfowl hunting season. The stamp will go on sale nationwide June 28, 2013, and is valid through June 30, 2014.
Duck stamps are valid for hunting permits but Junior Duck stamps are not. Neither are valid for postage.
This is the water-activated version of the Common Goldeneye 2013-2014 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation stamp. It comes as a single stamp, a block of 4 stamps or a sheet of 20 stamps.
The 2013-2014 Federal Duck Stamp features a common goldeneye painted by wildlife artist Robert Steiner of San Francisco. Last fall, a panel of five judges chose Steiner's art to grace the stamp from among 192 paintings at the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Steiner, whose painting of a Barrow's goldeneye appeared on the 1998-1999 Federal Duck Stamp, has also created numerous state duck stamps.
Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $800 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. More than 560 refuges offer unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, bird watching and photography.
This stamp reads "US Department of the Interior", "Void After June 30, 2014", and "Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp".