Q. If I want to go duck hunting in January I need a new hunting license, but do I need a new federal duck stamp too?
A. You're right, you need to get a 2009 hunting license and a $1.75 migratory bird validation to go duck hunting starting Thursday, but you won't need a new duck stamp. The federal duck stamp is good through the end of the waterfowl seasons. In northern and eastern Idaho the season ends January 16, and in the southwest it ends January 23. Federal duck stamps are good from July 1 of the year they are bought through June 30 of the following year. If you bought a duck stamp after July 1, 2008, it would be good through June 30, 2009.