Oregon has had a waterfowl stamp every year since 1984. Since waterfowl validations are now printed directly on hunting licenses, ODFW no longer requires that the actual physical stamp be carried in the field while hunting. However, stamps are still available at no additional charge to hunters who purchased a validation and stamps are available for collectors to purchase for $11.50.
For the past 20 years, artist Robert Steiner has been under contract to supply the artwork for Oregon’s annual waterfowl stamp. Starting with the 2015 stamp, the competition has again been opened to the public.
The winner for the 2015 stamp was chosen on November 22nd, 2014 by a panel of five judges, followed by a public art show and wine tasting event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, OR. Check back in the early spring of 2015 for guidelines on the 2016 waterfowl stamp contest.
2015 Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest Results
Waterfowl stamps and validations raise about $500,000 annually with proceeds benefiting waterfowl management and habitat.
ODFW also holds annual contests for the Habitat Conservation stamp and Upland Game Bird stamp.
2014 Collectors Stamp Order Form
2014 Hunters Stamp Request Form