Michigan Waterfowl Stamp Program
The Michigan Duck Stamp Program was established in 1976 and has become an icon for waterfowl hunters and wetland conservation enthusiasts. During the past 39 years, the program has gained popularity with collectors and conservation groups throughout the United States.
The Michigan Duck Hunters Association (MDHA) coordinates the Michigan waterfowl stamp program in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. MDHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to waterfowl and wetland conservation. Proceeds from stamp sales will be used to fund MDHA projects, with 10 percent used to match DNR funding for purchasing wetlands.
The 2015 Michigan Duck Stamp features a striking pair of common goldeneye in flight, painted by Guy Crittenden. Also featured on the stamp is the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse which is located on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Crittenden is a wildlife artist from Richmond, Virginia. He has won the Virginia Duck Stamp Competition four times since 2005. He has won the Connecticut Duck Stamp and the Michigan Duck Stamp competitions in 2014, and has placed as high as fifth in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
Purchase of these collector-edition stamps is voluntary and does not replace the state waterfowl hunting license. MDHA will mail waterfowl hunters a free copy of the stamp (subject to availability) if they send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a copy of their Michigan waterfowl hunting license to: Michigan Duck Hunters Association, Waterfowl Stamp Program, P.O. Box 20, Midland, MI 48640.