on Jun 22, 2010 12:00 AM • Views 3734
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen, Public Information Officer
(919) 707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 22, 2010) – “Carolina Snow Geese,” the 2010 Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, will be available through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store beginning July 1.

Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps will sell for $145. The collector’s mint stamp will sell for $10.

The acrylic portrait, which depicts snow geese flying into a corn field, was painted by renowned waterfowl artist Scot Storm of Minnesota.

“Carolina Snow Geese” marks Storm’s second honor as artist for the state’s waterfowl conservation stamp and print, also known as the duck stamp. His painting, “Surf Scoters over the Atlantic” was the North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print in 2008. Last year, he placed third in North Carolina’s competition.

In addition to his North Carolina honors, Storm has amassed an impressive list of top finishes in other states, including Minnesota, Arkansas and Texas. He also won the federal duck stamp contest in 2004 with a vivid portrayal of a pair of redheads in flight over a North Dakota prairie pothole.

Proceeds from sales of the print and stamps will go to the Commission’s Waterfowl Fund, which generates revenue for the conservation of waterfowl habitat in North Carolina. The money is used to help North Carolina meet its financial obligations in implementing the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the international agreement helping restore waterfowl populations throughout the continent. In addition, funds have been used to support waterfowl research and to buy equipment used to manage wetlands.

To purchase a print and mint stamp or for additional information, call the Wildlife Resources Commission toll-free at (866) 945-3746, or visit the agency’s online N.C. Wild Store, www.ncwildstore.com.