Duck Stamp 2024-2025

Photo By/Credit

Chuck Black/USFWS

Date Shot/Created
Media Usage Rights/License
Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved - Used by Permission
Chuck Black (1986-)

Born in 1986, Chuck Black's upbringing in the outdoors provided him with a passion for nature ever since he can remember. What he remembers most is always trying to capture his time spent outside on paper. He has always loved to draw, but somewhere in his heart, he knew that wildlife was what he really wanted to devote his life to. After high school, he attended the University of North Dakota where he received a degree in wildlife biology. For the next seven years thereafter, Chuck traveled to work for national parks and wildlife agencies across the country. Even though Chuck loved working in the field, his painting began to grow more and more as a part of his life. After relocating back to Montana in 2015, he took the leap to pursue his passion for art full-time after his artwork had recently been selected for both the California and Colorado state duck stamps. Over the next 10 years, Chuck sought to progress both his work in oils and the connections shared with his subjects, eventually leading him to winning the 2024 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. This painting, titled, "Graceful Anticipation," was his 10th entry in the Federal Contest. Chuck hopes to use the opportunity to further his message of conservation storytelling.

Plates Issued: Offset/Flexographic/microprinting, "FWS" Colors: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Invisible Fluorescent Artist: Chuck Black, Bozeman, MT Modeler: Joseph Sheeran Art Director: Suzanne Fellows, FWS Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU) Printed At: Williamsville, NY Press Type: Muller A76 First Day of Sale: June 28, 2024, Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD 21076 Issue: Ninety-First Federal Duck Stamp, Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) $25, Item 337200, Quantity 43,600. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA-pane of1), $25 Item 337100, Quantity 1,282,180 Sold: N/A. First Article/Design and Production Sheets: PSA. Verso text, bar code, ordering information; black and white Wilson's Phalarope image, Kira Sabin ©, U.S. Department of the Interior logo, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service logo (back of self-adhesive pane of one)

Inscription: Plate grid numbers in four corners. "P" followed by four (4) single digits Front - "Artist: Chuck Black” in four positions · DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20 x $25.00” in four positions · Silhouetted image of Duck printed in B,C,M,Y,I F in two positions · Plate numbers in four positions. Back - Verso-text behind each stamp, barcodes (4 positions), plate position (9)

Marginal Markings: Selvage Text: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • 2024–2025 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp • Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Harvest Information Program • Informative text • Artist: Chuck Black, Northern Pintail © • If applicable, sign your stamp. Back: Verso-text • Ordering information • Barcode • U.S. Department of the Interior logo • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Subject tags
Migratory birds