2019/2020 Federal Duck Stamp Now Available Online Through California Waterfowl Association

If you’re an avid hunter, like me, you probably already have your 2019/2020 California hunting license, along with all the required endorsements for the upcoming season.  The one thing you may still be missing at this point is your Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or, as everybody calls it, the Federal Duck Stamp.  US Post Offices are supposed to carry them but many times they either don’t have any or had just a few and are sold out.  Many sporting goods stores carry a supply of the stamps as a convenience to their customers, but you never know when their supply will run out too.

The California Waterfowl Association (CWA) may be the solution is to get your Federal Duck Stamp.  As a convenience to hunters every year the CWA has online sales of the stamps for hunters.  The cost is $30 which includes a $5 handling fee but there’s no need to run around town looking for one then, it just shows up in your mailbox in about a week or so.

CWA will sell non-members the stamp too but if you’re not a member then while you’re at CWA’s website buying your stamp why not sign up as a CWA member.  Besides their bi-monthly magazine CWA usually has a promotion they’ll send along to you (currently it’s a CWA leather patch hat) and you’ll also be helping ducks and duck hunting in California.  If you’re a duck hunter in California, you should be a member of CWA.

But, just to be sure you’re all legal and ready to go when the season starts, order your stamp ASAP.  CWA doesn’t have an unlimited supply of Federal Stamps, so get yours soon.  Since it’s coming in the mail make sure to give CWA enough time to send it to you.  Ordering a week before the season might be a problem if you intend to hunt the opener.  Better to get your stamp now and you’ll have it in plenty of time.  Below is the link for CWA’s page for online sales of the Federal Waterfowl Stamp. (I know the link says 2018-19 but the 2019/2020 stamp is on that page available for sale, they’re just using the same link as last year.)

https://www.calwaterfowl.org/product/2018-19-federal-duck-stamp/

Also, while you’re there buying your stamp, if you’re not already a CWA member, here’s the link to the page to join CWA.  Membership is $35 a year or, for Junior hunters (under 18 years old) $15 well spent.

https://www.calwaterfowl.org/product/annual-membership-single-payment/

So, get your Fed Stamp, and don’t forget to sign it, and you’ll then be a ready for the 2019/2020 duck season.  Hope to see you for the duck opener with all your licenses, stamps, and passes so no one has to get turned away at the check station.


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