Anyone else have trouble buying a duck stamp . . . ?

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Anyone else have trouble buying a duck stamp . . . ?

Postby ralphtt » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:31 am

Teal/wood duck season opens here in Tennessee on September 10. Went by my local PO on September 2 to pick up a new duck stamp. Clerk said they didn't have any and to come back Tuesday, September 6. Went back on September 7 and he still didn't have any duck stamps. Have had this experience before at this branch PO and was not too surprised. :eek:

Went by another branch PO this morning (September 8) and was told by that clerk that they "didn't stock duck stamps". When I reminded the clerk the duck stamp was a Federal requirement and that the season opened Saturday, September 10, she said she didn't make the rules. I told her to tell her boss that they had a very upset customer and that with gas prices at a record high, it was getting expensive trying to find a duck stamp. :pissed:

Went by the local Walmart and bought a duck stamp . . . as I have before, but they don't always have them either.

OK, I'm through with my rant now . . . and am totally ready and pumped for our teal/wood duck season . . . sure hope we have a few ducks! :thumbsup:
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Postby greenster » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:37 am

I always buy my federal at wal-mart usually best place to go, I cant seem to make it to the PO b-4 close'n but always seems to take a while for state to be mailed to me.
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Postby gsphunter » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:22 am

I went to Wal-Mart to buy mine too. I hate going there and really don't know why I do anymore. Anytime I go in there I have to wait around for someone to actually get back to the sporting goods dept. and then half the time I have to run the little machine they have because they don't have a clue.

Could just be the Wally World by my house though.
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Postby JJ McGuire » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:34 am

I went to my local PO and they tried to sell me last years stamp the clerk told my I was wrong and until I pointed out the date on the stamp. I stopped at three places, I finally gave up and ordered it on line.
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Postby MicroMike » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:54 am

My dad had the same experience at the PO in his town in Oklahoma. I told him to go to Wal mart. He did, and he bought one.

Oklahoma will let you do your HIP certification on line, and print it out at home. I think they will let you do the same thing with your license. More states need to do this. Now I don't have to race to an oklahoma wal mart on friday to get HIP certified so I can hunt on saturday (early teal and resident Canada goose in oklahoma).
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Postby AK Ducks » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:42 pm

gsphunter wrote:I went to Wal-Mart to buy mine too. I hate going there and really don't know why I do anymore. Anytime I go in there I have to wait around for someone to actually get back to the sporting goods dept. and then half the time I have to run the little machine they have because they don't have a clue.

Could just be the Wally World by my house though.


I went to fred meyer (juneau's walmart) to buy ammo (on sale) I wait around
for a hour I even called for customer service and no one came I finally just left. I was so mad :pissed: but the ammo was so cheep that I came back the next day and almost bought them out.
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Postby greenster » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:33 pm

Customer service is not an issue here there are about 3 people who work sporting goods here, due to they get more business in sporting good than in food dept.


BTW it’s an arkansaw thang.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:48 pm

I just got mine at WalMart

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Postby KAhunter » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:13 pm

virginia just got its own state duck stamp... guess its good for some more money for wetland preservation and what not but just another thing i gotta pick up.. also usually get duck stamps at the post office around my way...
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Postby Admin2 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:17 pm

Just remember, no duck stamp = a min of a $120 fine :eek:


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Postby ACEBLDRS » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:36 pm

I've had my federal for about 1 month. I buy mine at local sporting good store. The state stamp is lagging though. I will head in to the store sat. to see if they got any.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:37 pm

I went to buy my state stamp at gander mtn, and while I was purchasing it I inquired whther they had that too. They did, so two birds with one stone. No problems really, considering it was on the way home from work...a wash.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:42 pm

I usually try to buy License, State and Federal Duck stamps, and upland stamp all at one time, this year they have dolled them out pretty slow.
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