LANSING, MI – The federal migratory bird hunting stamp – also known as the Duck Stamp – now is available for purchase online at www.mdnr-elicense.com.
The Federal Duck Stamp, required annually for all migratory waterfowl hunters age 16 and older, costs $27.50 via E-license, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources online hunting, fishing, ORV and snowmobile license sales system. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increased the price of the duck stamp this year, the first price increase in 20 years, and is pleased to have the opportunity to do more for the conservation of wetlands with the additional funds. The stamp cost of $27.50 includes processing and handling fees for the stamp distributor and the DNR. There will be no refunds available once the stamps are purchased.
As with all other non-kill-tag items purchased through E-License, those who buy the Duck Stamp online will receive the item as a PDF attached to an e-mail. Customers can save the PDF to their mobile device for display or size and print it for carrying afield. Unlike other DNR items, the electronic Federal Duck Stamp is considered temporary and will be legal to hunt with for up to 45 days from purchase, during which time the customer will get a physical stamp in the mail from Amplex, the stamp distributor.
Stamps that are lost in the mail or returned due to an incorrect address will be replaced at no cost. Customers who do not receive a stamp in the mail within 30 days of purchase should call Amplex Customer Service at 1-800-852-4897. Replacement stamps are not available for those stamps that customers lose or damage.
Duck stamps purchased in Michigan are valid for migratory waterfowl hunting throughout the United States. To learn more about the Federal Duck Stamp, visit www.fws.gov/duckstamps.