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Hunters eligible for free waterfowl stamp

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Eligible hunters who have purchased their waterfowl stamp ‘privilege” over the internet or at a Point of Sales site now have the opportunity to also receive a real “lickem -stickem” stamp at the end of the waterfowl season. For the purist, or for nostalgia’s sake, many hunters like to maintain a real copy of the year’s stamp, and this regulatory change allows just that.

Eligible hunters may now request from the department a free Nevada Duck Stamp for License Year 2010 (which concluded Feb. 28) and for the current License Year 2011 (which concludes Feb. 28, 2011). To obtain your free stamp, you must have purchased an “electronic stamp privilege” for either or both of these license years. This electronic privilege can only be obtained from one of NDOW’s regional customer service locations, from a Nevada license agent (i.e., Wal-Mart) who issued you the electronic Point of Sales license with stamp privilege, or if you purchased the license and stamp privilege over the internet.

To obtain the free stamp, you must submit an order form to NDOW. You can retrieve the order form from NDOW’s website at http://www.ndow.org/wild/stamp/. The completed order form can be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed to the address listed on the form. Please note that there are two different order forms. If you are eligible and wish to obtain the free Nevada Duck Stamp for License Year 2010 (Canada Goose), NDOW must be in receipt of your order form no later than Nov. 30. Please allow 10 workdays for processing of a request.

If you are eligible and wish to obtain the free Nevada Duck Stamp for License Year 2011 (Northern Shoveler), NDOW must be in receipt of your order form no later than March 31, 2011. Because the stamp can only be made available once it is considered “expired,” the License Year 2011 stamp will not be provided to the requester until after the close of the 2011 license year (Feb. 28, 2011). Those who request this stamp can expect receipt not later than April 2011.

These order forms are not to be used for obtaining the “collectors” stamp. There is a separate “collector stamp order form” listed on the website for such fee-based stamps.

Only one free stamp per license year will be provided to the requester upon verification of eligibility. The free stamp will be mailed to the requester through the United States Postal Service.

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. For more information, visit http://www.ndow.org.