RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014 — Waterfowl hunters in North Carolina will have the option of purchasing a federal duck stamp electronically, starting Aug. 1.
The new “Duck E-Stamp” allows the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to sell stamps electronically through its wildlife service agents, online, and by phone, for $16 plus a $2 transaction fee. Hunters who purchase a duck e-stamp will receive electronic authorization immediately and the actual stamp by mail within 45 days of purchase.
Physical stamps may be obtained directly from select post office locations. For more information, visit https://www.duckstamp.com/.
To hunt migratory waterfowl in North Carolina, hunters must have a valid North Carolina hunting license, HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification and a state waterfowl hunting license, also known as the state duck stamp, which is $13. Along with the state duck stamp, hunters also must have a federal duck stamp to hunt migratory waterfowl. These requirements apply to anyone 16 years old and older to hunt waterfowl in North Carolina.
Federal duck stamps also provide free entry into national wildlife refuges that charge entrance fees.
To purchase a federal duck stamp after Aug. 1, hunters can:
- Call the Commission at 1-888-248-6834. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week;
- Go to www.ncwildlife.org/federalduckstamp using a computer or mobile device;
- Visit a local Wildlife Service Agent.
For more information on waterfowl hunting and licenses in North Carolina, visit the hunting page.