Ron Louque is the winner of the 2021 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp contest featuring a pair of Common Goldeneyes. Notably, Mr. Louque was also the artist of the Virginia First of State Stamp in 1988 that featured a pair of Mallards descending into a black-water marsh.
The monies generated from sales of the Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp are utilized by the Department of Wildlife Resources to protect, preserve, restore, enhance and develop habitat for Virginia's migratory waterfowl. In fact, many of the projects completed by DU in partnership with DWR have directly benefited from this program, including Princess Anne WMA and Hog Island WMA. These WMAs not only provide critical wintering habitat for our migratory waterfowl, but they also provide habitat for a plethora of other wildlife and managed access for public waterfowl hunting.
Only twenty five (25) raffle tickets will be sold. One (1) Winner will be drawn. Winner will receive the original artwork by Ron Louque. Delivery will be coordinated with the Winner. The original artwork is in a temporary protective frame with glass, final mounting and framing will be responsibility of the winner. The drawing will be conducted virtually on December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm and live streamed to this webpage. The drawing may be conducted earlier if all the raffle tickets are sold before the scheduled drawing date and all participants will be notified by email of the earlier drawing date and time.