Tennessee Collectible Wildlife & Waterfowl Stamps
In 1995 the State of Tennessee began its participation in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp program. The Federal Junior Duck Stamp is a nationwide program coordinated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designed to teach the importance of conserving our wetlands habitat and waterfowl to students. It pairs science, the arts, and other core subjects to creatively teach greater awareness of our natural resources.
As part of the program, students are invited to participate in an annual art competition. Creating an entry is a valuable experience. It helps students tie together lessons on animal form and function, plant science, observation, wetland habitats, and more. In the visual arts, students practice sketching, drawing, painting, and composition.
The Best In Show from all 50 states are submitted, then evaluated, and from that group a national winner is chosen. That winner will have their design used for the Federal Duck Stamp. For the past fourteen years, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has taken the Tennessee Best of Show winning artwork and produced a state waterfowl stamp sold for conservation education. The first stamp in this ongoing series was issued on March 1, 1999 and has continued to the present.
You too can own and share a piece of our Tennessee heritage. Whether it be one of our Waterfowl stamps or one of our three Watchable Wildlife stamps, you will have a piece of Tennessee’s rich and illustrious history to pass on for generations to come! Each stamp measures 1 3/8” x 2”, is numbered and printed in full color.
Funds from the sale of the stamp will be used for habitat improvement. Stamps sell for $11.00 each and may be ordered by filling out the Wildlife Stamp Order form and sending it to:
TWRA Revenue Division
Attn: Sales Office
P.O. Box 41729
Nashville, TN 37204
*Note: Possession of the State of Tennessee Waterfowl stamp is voluntary and NOT required to hunt. However, the FEDERAL DUCK stamp IS required to hunt waterfowl in the State of Tennessee. The Federal Duck Stamp is available through the USPS and any other federally authorized dealer.