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  • Duck Tracks
    Spring 2005

    Whole No. 4

    Duck Tracks-Spring 2005 issue includes the following articles:

  • Federal Junior Duck Contest . . . A pair of ring-necked ducks painted by 17 year-old Kerissa Nelson of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, was chosen as the winner of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest in Ocean City, Maryland.
  • President's Corner . . . President Ira Cotton discusses the Duck Stamps of Canada.

  • Hogan named Acting Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service . . . Matthew Hogan will be acting director until a new director is nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

  • Federal Contest - early dates, new location! . . . The official date to begin the submission of entries is June 1, 2005 and all entries must be postmarked no later than midnight, Monday, August 15, 2005. An entry form can be downloaded from 

    Judging will begin on Wednesday, September 13 and end on Thursday, September 15, 2005. The contest will be held in Memphis, Tennessee at a location to be announced.

  • NDSCS Plans presence at Washington Show . . . WASHINGTON 2006 will host a World Philatelic Exhibition from May 27 to June 3, 2006 in the prestigious new Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Information, as well as the link for hotel reservations can be found at or write: WASHINGTON 2006, P.O. Box 2006, Ashburn, VA 20146-2006 U.S.A.

    More information about the NDSCS having a booth at the show will be provided in a future issue of Duck Tracks.

  • Ohio Contest Features another group of stunning artwork . . . The artwork of a Northern pintail by Ohio native Gregory Clair won first place at the Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp design competition.

  • Minnesota artist wins stamp trifecta! . . . David Chapman's painting of white-winged scoters was chosen as the winning design from among 25 entries in the 2005 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest. This is the third consecutive stamp contest in which Chapman's artwork has been recognized by contest judges.

  • N.C. Waterfowl Stamp Unveiled at East Carolina Arts Festival . . . Featuring more than 100 wildlife art exhibitors, the festival also featured many other wildlife-related events including 11 duck-carving competition divisions, retriever demonstrations, wildlife art and decoy auctions, a children's decoy-painting contest and various waterfowl-calling contests. More than 500 wildlife art lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and conservationists gathered at the Washington Civic Center in Beaufort County on Feb. 4 to view the unveiling of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's 2005 Waterfowl Stamp and Print portrait.

  • New Federal Duck Error Certified . . . Bob Dumaine describes and illustrates a newly discovered federal duck stamp error on RW57 which has the reverse printing directly on the paper instead of over the gum.

  • Back Inscriptions and their plate number . . . Bob Dumaine discusses reverse writing on duck stamps printed from 1946 through 1953.

  • 2004 Duck Stamp Issues . . . Annual NDSCS poll to select the best and the worst of the year's state, federal and foreign duck stamps issued in 2004. Deadline for ballots is June 30, 2005.

  • NDSCS Fundraiser - RW46 Remarque . . . Bidding on the stamp will close at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 15.

  • Ron Louque - the Spiritual Duck Stamp Artist . . . Vice President Wes Miller relates how a gift of a Ron Louque duck stamp print started his collection of Ron Louque prints and which then led to a collection of duck stamps. Wes later met Ron at a Federal Duck Stamp Contest and was there beside Louque when he was announced as the winner of the 2003 Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

  • Delaware duck stamp stars merganser . . . Joanna Rivera won the contest with a softly contrasted painting of common mergansers blazing past an illuminated Fenwick lighthouse.
  • SC celebrates 25 years of duck stamps . . . South Carolina's 25th anniversary duck stamp will feature the work of wildlife artist Rodney Huckaby. Huckaby's painting of a pair of canvasback ducks flying over the ocean with a shrimp boat pulling its trawl nets in the background was judged the winner of South Carolina's 25th annual State Duck Stamp Contest.

  • Graded stamps bring huge prices! - Hancock April 11, 2005 Sale Results . . . Bob Dumaine relates some of the realized prices for duck stamps in this auction.

  • Virginia legitimatizes the duck stamp . . . Virginia Ducks Unlimited is pleased to announce the passing of legislation that will make the duck stamp mandatory for Virginia hunters.

  • Goebel wins Md contest  . . . Wilhelm Goebel took home top honors for the second time at the 31st Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contes with his painting of a ruddy duck.

  • Alberta Wildlife Stamps . . . Rog Beals discusses and illustrates Alberta's Wildlife Certificate stamps which have been issued since 1964.

  • Nebraska authorizes Waterfowl stamp . . . Nebraska legislature just recently passed Legislative Bill 162(LB162) which authorizes a Nebraska State Waterfowl Stamp. LB162 suthorizes a MANDATORY stamp and Nebraska now joins the 40 other states with a stamp.


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