Buy your federal duck stamp
What you need
Along with appropriate state stamps and licenses, the annual purchase of a federal duck stamp (valid from July 1 through June 30) is required for waterfowl hunters 16 and older and is valid in any state. Waterfowl hunters 15 years or older must also purchase a Massachusetts waterfowl stamp ( valid from January 1 through December 31.) Stamps are required for hunting any ducks (including sea ducks), geese, or brant, but not required for hunting rails, snipe, woodcock, or American coot.
You may also purchase Federal Duck Stamps as a way to directly support wildlife and habitat conservation. A current duck stamp grants the bearer free entrance into any national wildlife refuge that charges an entry fee.
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How to buy
Use the MassFishHunt system to buy your stamp online.
When purchasing online, a Federal Duck Stamp will be added to your hunting or sporting license and can be used immediately once you have reprinted your license. This "eDuck: stamp provides all the privileges of a federal duck stamp on a temporary basis and will expire 45 days from the date of purchase. Before your eDuck expires, a physical stamp will be sent to you via U.S. mail. As soon as you receive the Federal Duck Stamp, you must sign it and carry it with you while hunting.
You can buy your hunting license in person at license agent locations, which include:
- Select retail stores — Most accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
- MassWidlife offices — Only accept cash or checks.
Federal stamps are also available at all National Wildlife Refuges and selected U.S. Post Offices.
As soon as you receive your federal duck stamp, you must sign it and carry it with you while hunting.
If you bought an eDuck Stamp and you do not receive your physical duck stamp after a few weeks, contact Amplex at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 852-4897. If you experience difficulty purchasing through the MassFishHunt system, contact Active Network at (888) 773-8450.