The Wildlife Photography of Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr.
2007/2008 Mississippi Duck Stamp & Print
The wood duck was nearly hunted to extinction in the late 1800's and early 1900'x for its feathers and meat. Once the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protected the species with legal harvest limits the wood duck made a remarkable comeback. The use of man-made boxes and the expansion of wetlands also contributed to the recovery of the wood duck in North America.
Considered by many to be the most beautiful of all waterfowl, the wood duck is highly prized by hunters and makes up more than ten percent of the annual waterfowl harvest in the United States. It is second only to the mallard in the number of birds harvested in the Mississippi flyway.
The 2007/08 Mississippi Duck Stamp, entitled Your Place or Mine, has been reproduced as a lithographic print on acid free paper with fade resistant inks. The image is 6"x9" and is printed on 12"x14" paper. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of Your Place or Mine will go to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks to be used in the continuing effort toward waterfowl conservation in Mississippi.
Pricing and Numbering Information
Regular Edition $160
Artist Proof $185
Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. Wildlife Photography