Delta Waterfowl Grand Banquet Live Auction to Include Original Artwork Featured on 2024-2025 Duck Stamp Carrier  

Montana artist Chuck Black donated the painting of two pintails to raise funds for ducks and duck hunters during Delta’s annual Expo

Montana artist Chuck Black donated the painting of two pintails to raise funds for ducks and duck hunters during Delta’s annual Expo

2023 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition winner Chuck Black has chosen to donate an original painting to The Duck Hunters Organization to be auctioned during Delta Waterfowl’s Duck Hunters Expo Grand Banquet on the evening of July 27, 2024. The donated artwork will be featured on the carrier of the 2024-2025 Federal Duck Stamp.

“Having my artwork selected to grace the 2024 Federal Duck Stamp is such an honor for me, as it’s been a dream of mine for a long time,” said artist Chuck Black. “Coming from a background in wildlife biology, this has given me the utmost appreciation for these birds, and, more importantly, the conservation efforts that so many dedicate their lives to. More than anything, I see this year as an opportunity to give back to both the waterfowl community and our natural resources as a whole. I’m happy to donate the original painting, which is featured on this year’s stamp carrier, to Delta’s event and hope that it will help raise some much-deserved funds for the things we all love and cherish.”

Since its establishment in 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $1.2 billion to conserve over 6 million acres of habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and increase opportunities for hunting and outdoor recreation on public lands. The annual Federal Duck Stamps are printed in at least two formats, the most common format being the pane of a 1 dollar bill-sized sheetlet which features a detachable stamp on a carrier with additional artwork and information.

“Chuck Black is not only an incredible artist but a staunch conservationist,” said Brad Heidel, senior director of corporate relations for Delta Waterfowl. “We are honored that he has chosen to donate his original carrier artwork to our organization to raise funds in support of ducks and duck hunting.”

The Duck Hunters Grand Banquet will take place on July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center in downtown Baton Rouge. One-of-a-kind items, hunts, guns, and much more will be featured in raffles and games, as well as in live and silent auctions. Space is limited and will sell out, so reserve your seat today by purchasing tickets here.

In addition, the Duck Hunters Expo features 120,000 square feet of your favorite waterfowling vendors, three live seminar stages featuring expert guest speakers, and so much more. To plan your trip or to purchase tickets to the Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters Expo this July, go online to—Christy Sweigart