Spring Preserve duck stamps

Photo: Wade Vandervort

It started as a federal conservation effort, and it’s turned into a career-making art competition for wildlife painters. For more than 80 years, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has raised more than $1 billion for the conservation of waterfowl habitat through the sale of the Duck Stamp. This is the first- year the competition is being staged in Las Vegas (it’s typically in Washington, D.C.). Springs Preserve is hosting the free, historic event September 14-15, waiving its usual entrance fees. This year’s contest theme is “Celebrating Our Waterfowl Hunting Heritage.”

Photo of C. Moon Reed

C. Moon Reed

C. Moon Reed never meant to make Las Vegas her home, but she found a kindred spirit in this upstart ...

Get more C. Moon Reed
  • When Lady Gaga signed on for her first Las Vegas residency at Park MGM, the pop superstar immediately brought in ...

  • Listen to our extensive conversation with the man behind The Drink, the N9NE Group, La Cave, La Comida, Crush and MB Steak.

  • When he headlined a series of sold-out November shows at the Paris Theater, the annual “America’s Got Talent Live” productions that showcase the TV competition ...

  • Get More A&E Stories
Top of Story