Buy your federal duck stamp

All waterfowl hunters age 16 years or older must have this stamp. This stamp is required for hunting any ducks (including sea ducks), geese, or brant, but is not required for hunting woodcock, snipe, or coot.
Federal duck stamps are valid from date of purchase through June 30

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What you need   for Buy your federal duck stamp

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.

Federal electronic “eDuck” Stamps no longer expire after 45 days following purchase and are valid from the date of purchase through June 30. The Federal eDuck Stamp must be carried by waterfowl hunters in either digital or hardcopy format, but does not need to be signed. For those who purchase an eDuck Stamp, their physical Federal Duck Stamp will now be mailed via U.S. mail after the close of the season, on March 10.

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.

Fees   for Buy your federal duck stamp

Name Fee Unit
Federal duck stamp $27 each

How to buy   Buy your federal duck stamp

Use the MassFishHunt system to buy your stamp online:

  • Go to Buy Licenses
  • Add Federal e-Duck Stamp to your cart

Federal electronic “eDuck” Stamps no longer expire after 45 days following purchase and are valid from the date of purchase through June 30. The Federal eDuck Stamp must be carried by waterfowl hunters in either digital or hardcopy format, but does not need to be signed. For those who purchase an eDuck Stamp, their physical Federal Duck Stamp will now be mailed via U.S. mail after the close of the season, on March 10.

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.

Find a license vendor

Federal stamps are also available at all National Wildlife Refuges and selected U.S. Post Offices.

Federal electronic “eDuck” Stamps no longer expire after 45 days following purchase and are valid from the date of purchase through June 30. The Federal eDuck Stamp must be carried by waterfowl hunters in either digital or hardcopy format, but does not need to be signed. For those who purchase an eDuck Stamp, their physical Federal Duck Stamp will now be mailed via U.S. mail after the close of the season, on March 10.

Next steps   for Buy your federal duck stamp

If you have trouble

If you bought an e-Duck Stamp and you do not receive your physical duck stamp, contact Amplex at duckstamp@amplex.com or (800) 852-4897. If you experience difficulty purchasing through the MassFishHunt system, contact licensing customer service (844) 595-2930.

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