WISCONSIN WATERFOWL STAMP PROGRAM – PUTTING HUNTING DOLLARS INTO HABITAT
For many years, Wisconsin’s wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for wildlife and habitat management, with efforts directed toward key species. Turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl hunters are required to purchase a species-specific stamp to legally harvest these game birds in Wisconsin.
Sales of these three stamps bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for species management throughout the state, including habitat management, restoration, education, and research projects.
Every year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Wisconsin Waterfowl stamps. More information about the competition can be found in the “stamp design contest” tab below. To purchase a wildlife stamp and support habitat conservation in Wisconsin, visit the wildlife collector stamp webpage.
Eric Lobner – WDNR Wildlife Bureau Director
A lifelong resident of WI, Eric is a graduate of UWSP with a degree in Wildlife Management & Biology and has worked in the Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Management program for 28 years, working his way up through the ranks starting as a limited term employee at the Mead Wildlife Area in central WI. Following time at Mead Wildlife Area, he then worked 9 years as a field biologist in the Horicon Area focused on public and private land grassland and wetland restoration, and spent the next nine years as the District Supervisor for the Wildlife Management programs Southern District. Eric was hired as the Director of the Wisconsin DNR’s Wildlife Management program in March 2017 which is responsible for managing the largest base of state-owned land as well as managing Wisconsin’s wildlife populations and the habitat they depend on statewide.