|Date of Issue||June 27, 2014|
|Series||Federal Duck Stamp|
|Series Time Span||2005 - 2018|
|Issue Location||Washington, DC|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On April 18, Si youn Kim, 16, of Tenafly, N.J., took top honors in the 2014 National Junior Duck Stamp Contest with an acrylic painting of a king eider. The painting will be made into the 2014-2015 Junior Duck Stamp, which sells for $5 and supports conservation education.
"For eight decades, hunters, birders and millions of other people who purchase Federal Duck Stamps have made a direct contribution to wildlife conservation through the protection of wetland habitats," said Jerome Ford, the Service’s Assistant Director for Migratory Birds. "Our nation’s birds and other wildlife - and people, too - thank everyone who ’puts their stamp on conservation’ by buying Duck Stamps."
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.
Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to purchase and carry the current Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp - commonly known as the Duck Stamp. Conservationists, stamp collectors and others may also purchase the stamp in support of habitat conservation. A current Duck Stamp can also be used for free admission to any national wildlife refuge open to the public.