In what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling “an unfortunate typographical error,” a phone number contained on a card affixed to its 2008-2009 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp connects callers to a phone sex line.
Instead of the correct number, which translates to 1-800-STAMP24, callers are directed to call 1-800-872-6724, which translates to 1-800-TRAMP24.
Rather than receiving information about how to purchase another $15 federal duck stamp, if you call the printed number a recorded message invites you to spend $1.99 a minute to “talk only to the girls that turn you on.”
You lucky duck.
A spokesperson for the US Fish and Wildlife Service said there are no plans to spend the estimated $300,000 it would cost to reprint the cards.
About 3.5 million federal duck stamps are printed and sold annually to waterfowl hunters aged 16 years and older. Sales of the stamp contribute about $25 million each year toward funding wetland habitat acquisition for the national Wildlife Refuge System.
This year’s 75th-edition duck stamp features Minnesota artist Joseph Hautman’s painting of a pair of northern pintail ducks.