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Federal Duck Stamp

A federal duck stamp is required for waterfowl hunters 16 and older (annual, Sep. 1). Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coots. Physical stamps must be signed across the stamp face for legal hunting.

Purchasing Options

Electronic Duck Stamps

  • Temporary electronic duck stamps may be purchased online at the Department’s website and are valid immediately.
  • Once purchased, the words "Federal Duck Stamp" will be printed on the license certificate, along with an expiration date 45 days from the date of purchase.
  • The physical stamp will be processed and mailed to the hunter by the official duck stamp vendor in Texas and should arrive well before the expiration date printed on the electronic license.
  • The physical stamp must remain in possession of the hunter after the 45-day electronic stamp has expired.
    • North Dakota Game and Fish Department - Fee: $25 + $2 shipping and handling (limit 1 per person).

Purchasing Physical Stamps Online

  • Amplex - Fee: $25 + shipping and handling (flat rate)

Purchasing Physical Stamps In-Store

  • Many U.S. Postal Service offices keep physical stamps in-store for purchase.

Questions and Issues

Physical stamps are mailed from the official federal duck stamp vendor in Texas.

Electronic duck stamps may be purchased at license vendors registered with the Game and Fish Department.

Individuals who do not receive their stamp within 30 days of purchase or who have questions regarding the status of their physical stamp can contact the federal duck stamp vendor customer service number at 800-852-4897.