The SC Migratory Waterfowl
Stamp and Print Program


Established in 1981, the South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Stamp & Print Program has raised nearly $6 million to benefit the waterfowl of South Carolina and the Atlantic Flyway, according to the State Waterfowl Stamp Contest Coordinator and License Administrator for the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) in Columbia. Funds generated from the sale of "stamps" are used solely to fund waterfowl habitat projects within the state of South Carolina, while income generated from "print" sales support breeding and nesting habitat projects for Atlantic Flyway migratory waterfowl.

To date, proceeds from the sale of SC duck stamp prints have yielded over $2 million for conservation habitat projects. When combined with matching funds from other conservation organizations, the U. S. government and Canadian partners, proceeds from SC duck stamp print sales result in having an impact of over nine times the original amount raised.

Reports released at the February, 2004, SC Migratory Waterfowl Committee meeting show an amount of over $23.6 million having been raised for conservation projects resulting from funds provided by the SC Department of Natural Resources during the 1994 - 2003 time period. These funds have been targeted directly to conservation project areas directly affecting South Carolina migratory waterfowl.

The South Carolina duck stamp print program has been largely successful compared to other state stamp and print programs due to the interest generated by print collectors, as well as the number of sales to individuals attracted to the stamp print themes. Images of previous SC waterfowl stamp prints may be viewed from the "Prints Offered" and "Secondary Market" pages of this web site, as well as information on availability of prints for sale.

Winning artists receive no money from the sale of the annual South Carolina migratory waterfowl stamp and receive a nominal fee from pritn sales. Most artists enter the competition in hopes of earning the notoriety and special attention that comes with being chosen as a South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Stamp artist.

Arcadia Publications of Columbia Inc.
503 Shadowbrook Dr. ~ Columbia, SC 29210
803-772-3926 ~ 866-271-3001 ~ 803-798-9020 (fax)
2002-17 Arcadia Publications of Columbia Inc.

Publisher of the South Carolina Duck Stamp Print since 2001