Commemorative Red Drum Prints by N.C. Artist Duane Raver

Print production was made possible by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to commemorate the launch of the state's first Coastal Recreational Fishing License and to raise funds to help conserve and protect marine resources.

The Conservation Fund Committee decided it was fitting for the red drum, North Carolina's state saltwater fish, to serve as the subject for the print.

To learn more about the Conservation Fund or to contribute, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries administrative services office at 800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021.

Two varieties of prints are available on heavy art-quality paper:

  • Standard print: 12"x14" in a series of 3,000 signed and numbered
  • Artist's Proof:  12"x14" in a series of 150 signed and numbered
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Select an order form, below, to purchase your commemorative prints. Please add your name and complete shipping information (type or hand print) and print two copies of the form; one for your records, one for DMF. See the N.C. Sales and Use Tax Information site to find the applicable tax rate. 

Mail the completed printed form, along with your check or money order — made payable to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries —  in a number 10 (business) envelope, to:

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Attn: Public Affairs
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, NC  28557

Standard Print — Order Form - Excel Standard Print — Order Form - PDF
Artist's Proof — Order Form - Excel Artist's Proof — Order Form - PDF

Duane Raver Jr. grew up in central Iowa where he came to love the outdoors and wildlife. Raver soon found that he enjoyed drawing and painting, and many of the notes and sketches he uses today date from his early work in the 1940s.

He earned a degree in Fishery Management from Iowa State University in 1949, and was employed as a fishery biologist by the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission in 1950. Artwork remained an important part of his life, and he contributed many illustrations to the monthly publication, Wildlife in North Carolina, including more than 200 cover illustrations. Raver joined the staff of the magazine in 1960, eventually serving as editor, before retiring in 1979.