Federal Duck Stamps
Federal Duck Stamps are conservation revenue stamps—98% of the purchase price goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System.
All waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older, even those who are not otherwise required to purchase a license, must have a Federal Duck Stamp.
Louisiana waterfowl hunters can purchase their Federal Duck Stamp:
- Through LDWF via our license vendors, our online licensing system, or phone at 877.447.1318 for $27.22
- From the U.S. Post Office online (make sure you verify the stamp is from the current year, and not a stamp from prior years which are purchased as collectibles), by phone at 800.STAMP.24 (800.782.6724), or at select local post offices for $25
- From Amplex Corporation online or by mail or fax (print the order form and send the completed form with payment to the address or fax number listed on the form).
A paper Federal Duck Stamp will be mailed to the purchaser. As soon as you receive your physical stamp, you must sign it and carry it while hunting.
If you purchase your Federal Duck Stamp online from Amplex or by phone, you will receive a confirmation number. If you purchase your stamp from LDWF’s license vendors or online licensing system, you will receive a printed receipt. Your confirmation number and/or printed receipt will serve as your proof of purchase—you must have one of them in your possession while hunting waterfowl until you receive your physical stamp. The proof of purchase expires 45 days from the date of purchase.
Federal Duck Stamps expire on June 30, regardless of when they’re issued.
A current Federal Duck Stamp also serves as a free admission into any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee.