Federal Duck Stamp Contest 2023

More than $1.1 billion for the acquisition and preservation
of more than 6 million acres of wildlife habitat


We are honored to acknowledge our inspiring underwriters for their commitment in celebrating with us, Art, Conservation, and Visionary Leadership. Their dedication is a hallmark of recognition to Jay Norwood Darling’s Legacy, The Jay N. Darling Institute at Drake, and the many organizations and individuals who steward nature and wildlife. Please take time to thank each of them during our events.

Ducks Unlimited

American Fish and Wildlife Association

Friends of Lake Darling

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

National Duck Stamp Collectors Society

Our Events and Activities

Darling Institute Online-Auction

 Visit our Darling Institute Auction

Items can be viewed in Room TMR 132, Olmsted Center

Our Special Exhibitors
Friday, Sept 15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday Sept 16, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Olmsted Center, Upper Olmsted Gallery


Tours of Drake University Campus
Available September 15
Details to follow

Film Screenings with Special Guests
Friday, Sept 15
America’s Darling
Showing: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Wings Over Water
Showings: 3:15pm and 4:15pm
Olmsted Center, Sussman Theater, Drake University

Dale Hall
Meet Dale with his book signing, “Compelled” 
Friday, Sept 15,  3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Olmsted Center,
Upper Olmsted Gallery,
Drake University

Beer and Pretzel Gathering
Friday, Sept 15, 5:00pm – 6:30pm 
Location: Cowles Library,
Reading Room (2nd Floor), Drake University 

The Man Who Never Forgot He Once Was a Boy
Jay Norwood Darling, Exhibit
Location: Cowles Library, 2nd Floor, (across from Reading Room) Drake University

Honoring Maynard Reece Exhibit
Location to be Determined

Honoring Robert Hines Exhibit
Location to be Determined

Darling’s1926 Sketchbook Exhibit
(And you thought he only did cartoons!)
Location to Be Determined

Darling Legacy Luncheon
We can no longer accept reservations.
Saturday, Sept 16, 1:15 pm
Location: Olmsted Center – Parents Hall North
Tables still available
contact: sam@jayndarlinglegacycenter.org

Events Schedule Exhibits Previous Winners Darling’s Duck Stamp Story 
Maynard Reece Canadian Duck Stamp Speaker’s Series
Duck Stamp Home