Title: Subject: Wood Ducks
Artist: Gerald W. Putt (www.geraldputt.com)
Image Size: 6 ½” x 9”, Overall Size” 12” x 14”
To celebrate the 25th year of the North Carolina Waterfowl Print and Stamp Program, this year’s print, based on an acrylic portrait by Gerald Putt of Boiling Springs, Pa., portrays a trio of brilliantly colored wood ducks clustered by a fallen tree in the swampy lowground.
“Wood Ducks at Roanoke River Lowgrounds” marks the fourth consecutive year that Putt, a nationally renowned wildlife artist, has created North Carolina’s duck stamp. For 2008, the agency, along with the East Carolina Wildfowl Guild, will open the portrait and stamp to a nationwide competition.
Purchase of waterfowl hunting stamps and prints is an important source of revenue for the Waterfowl Fund, which supports waterfowl conservation and restoration projects in North Carolina. Some of the projects include:
• Management improvements and structural repairs at Suggs Mill Pond and Butner-Falls of Neuse waterfowl impoundments;
• Habitat enhancement and restoration of breeding grounds in the Canadian Maritime provinces;
• Assistance with submerged aquatic vegetation mapping in North Carolina’s coastal waters.