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 July 1- June 30


The Details

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.


Name Fee Unit
Federal Duck Stamp $25 each

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.

Find a license vendor

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

Next steps

  1. After you have your stamp

    As soon as you receive your federal duck stamp, you must sign it and carry it with you while hunting.

  2. If you have trouble

    If you bought an eDuck Stamp and you do not receive your physical duck stamp after a few weeks, contact Amplex at or (800) 852-4897. If you experience difficulty purchasing through the MassFishHunt system, contact Active Network at (888) 773-8450.



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