First created in 1934, the stamps serve as federal licenses that accompany state licenses for hunting migratory waterfowl.
The stamps serve a practical purpose, but are also works of art. The 2011 stamp was created by Chaska, MN, artist James Hautman. His painting (below) will serve as the background for this year's stamp.
|James Hautman's painting was chosen as the 2011 "Duck Stamp" image|
What makes a good stamp image? All the details are found here.
A visual history of migratory bird stamps can be found here.
Got an opinion? Do you have a favorite? Click here.