About the Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Program
The Colorado Waterfowl Stamp program was implemented in 1990 and provides funding to conserve wetlands for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife. The Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Program is designed to conserve wetlands for waterfowl and water birds. All revenue generated from the sale of the hunter version of the Waterfowl Stamp is used to fund wetlands projects throughout the state. Several thousand acres of wetlands have been protected with Waterfowl Stamp funds. Participation in the Waterfowl Stamp Program by hunters and non-hunters alike is an effective way to contribute to the conservation of this precious resource. Wetlands conservation efforts of the Waterfowl Stamp Program improve habitat for ducks, geese, and more than 500 other species of shorebirds, songbirds, amphibians and reptiles.
Learn about the history, accomplishments and challenges of the waterfowl stamp program in the
"Colorado Waterfowl Stamp" article from the 2010 Colorado Outdoors magazine Hunting Guide.
The Waterfowl Stamp Program is part of the larger Colorado Parks and Wildlife wetlands conservation effort. Colorado Parks and Wildlife's
Wetlands Program seeks to conserve wetlands through voluntary, incentive-based, means. Visit the
Wetlands Program page for additional information.
2021 Was the Final Year of Colorado's Collector Waterfowl Stamp Program
The collector "gumback" stamp program was discontinued in Colorado in 2021, although prior years' gumback stamps and limited edition art prints from 2016 to 2021 are currently available for purchase in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife online store. This stamp is for collector purposes only; it is not the duck stamp validation and it does not afford hunting privileges. Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required by Colorado law to buy a Colorado hunting license (either a small game or a combination license) along with a Colorado duck stamp verification, in addition to the federal duck stamp.