LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Leaders from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed the 2017-2018 Federal Duck Stamp today in the Natural State.
Junior Duck Stamp artwork was also shown at the Little Rock Bass Pro Shop, where the first stamp of the year was sold. They are fueled by waterfowl hunters who are required to buy a Federal Duck Stamp each year.
Ninety percent of each dollar spent on the stamps goes toward wetland conservation. Because of that, one official said it's been extremely helpful in preserving nature.
“Over the 70 plus years that it has been in, it has generated over $950 million towards buying and saving almost 6 million acres of wetland,” said Will Anderson, Bass Pro Shop General Manager.
The only stamp that brings in money for this cause, the Federal Duck Stamp, is also the only juried art competition sponsored by the federal government.