37th Annual Migratory Waterfowl Stamp
The 2017-18 South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Print features commissioned artist Scot Storm's original work of art. The Duck Stamp and Print program, now in its 37th year, is administered by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Storm lives in Freeport, Minnesota with his wife and family.
As a youngster, Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. He attended North Dakota State University where he earned his degree in architecture. In 1987, as a self-taught artist, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. Encouraged, he entered and won the Indiana Pheasant Stamp competition in 1991.
Storm's interest in art became such a passion, he decided to become a full-time artist in 1999. Storm has sixteen Federal, State and Conservation Stamp wins. Highlights of his career include 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp, 2005-06 & 2014-15 Ducks Unlimited's International Artist of the Year and 2010 & 2014 Pheasants Forever's National Artist of the Year.
Funds derived from the sale of stamps, art prints and related artwork are used as specified in state law. Fifty percent of the total revenue from stamp and print sales is transferred to the SCDNR for use in its specified projects. The remainder of funds derived from the sale of prints is disbursed to a nonprofit organization for the development of waterfowl propagation projects within Canada. The projects must specifically provide waterfowl for the Atlantic Flyway and must be able to demonstrate evidence that the projects are acceptable to the appropriate governmental agencies having jurisdiction over the project areas.
To order the 2017 Duck Stamp print or previous prints and collectibles, contact Arcadia Publications, Inc., 866-271-3001, www.arcadiapubs.com. For more information about the South Carolina Duck Stamp and Print program, visit www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/stamps.
2017-18 Commissioned Artist
painting by Scot Storm
Widgeon in Flight