Minnesota Fish & Wildlife
Habitat Contest Winners

Home

Appraisals

Arlen Axdahl

Les C. Kouba Art
Les Kouba

Art by other Artists
Dave Barnhouse
Dave Barnhouse Prints
Maynard Reece
Minnesota Stamps & Winners
Michael Sieve
Original Art Works
Prints
Richard Plasschaert
     Memories Series
     Wildlife Art
Terry Redlin

Rental Ads for Art
Rental Ad Pages

Decoys for Sale - NEW
Decoy Listing Policies

Coming Events

Resources

Site Map

 

In Minnesota, as in other states and on the federal level, stamp contests are held to find the best paintings each year to be featured on the various stamps used with hunting and fishing licenses. There are five stamp contests held at various times during the year in Minnesota. The current winners are:

Past winners of the various stamp contests can be found on this list. 

Minnesota 2018 Walleye Stamp image by Dean Kegler

2018 Walleye Stamp

Duluth Artist Wins 2018 Walleye Stamp Contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Release - November ?, 2018

Duluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

Kegler’s painting of a walleye about to strike a crankbait will be featured on the 2018 walleye stamp. This is the third stamp contest win for Kegler. He also has won the 2016 trout and salmon and 2009 pheasant stamp contests.

The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the pictorial stamp. A pictorial collectable stamp without the validation is available for $5.75. Walleye stamps are available year-round and are need not be purchased at the same time as fishing licenses.

Three entries advanced as finalists and were selected Oct. 26 at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work.

Revenue from stamp sales is used to purchase walleyes for stocking in Minnesota’s lakes. The 2017 walleye stamp is still available for purchase at all license vendors. More information about stamps is available at mndnr.gov/stamps.

2019 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp winner - Richard Goodkind is the artist
2019 Trout and Salmon Stamp

St. Louis Park artist wins 2019 Trout and Salmon Stamp Contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News (Released August 9, 2018)

St. Louis Park artist Richard Goodkind has won the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brook trout. The painting was selected by judges from among nine submissions for the annual contest, and will be featured on the 2019 stamp.

Goodkind is now a two-time winner of the trout stamp contest, having previously won in 2010. Two entries advanced to the final stage of judging during the contest that happened Aug. 2 at the DNR Central Office in St. Paul. The runner-up in this year’s contest was Stuart Nelson of Cloquet.

The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. The following species will be eligible for the 2020 stamp: rainbow, brown, splake and lake trout, coho, pink, chinook and Atlantic salmon. Brook trout designs will not be eligible for the 2020 stamp.

The trout and salmon stamp validation is sold for $10 along with fishing licenses and is required for Minnesota residents age 18 to 64 and non-residents older than age 18 and under age 65 to fish designated trout streams, trout lakes and Lake Superior and when in possession of trout or salmon. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible.

Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work. For more information on trout fishing license requirements, visit mndnr.gov/fishing.
 Minnesota 2018 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp image by Mark Thone. 2018 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

Shakopee Artist Wins 2018 Duck Stamp Contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Release - September 14, 2017
 
A painting of a white-winged scoter by Shakopee artist Mark Thone will be featured on the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, after he won the annual stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.

This was Thone’s first time winning the duck stamp contest.

The winning painting was selected by judges from among 16 entries. Four entries advanced as finalists that were selected during the Sept. 7 contest. The other finalists were Michael Sieve, second place; John Barnard, third place; and Stephen Hamrick, fourth place. The duck stamp contest began in 1977.


The waterfowl stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and for an extra 75 cents purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to waterfowl management and habitat work. Stamp sales generate about $700,000 per year for waterfowl habitat enhancement projects on state wildlife management areas and shallow lakes.

The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. Each year the entries are limited to a predetermined species that breeds or migrates through Minnesota. The eligible species for the 2019 stamp design will be the gadwall.

For more on the stamp contests, visit mndnr.gov/stamps.

 Michael Sieve is the 2018 Pheasant Habitat Stamp Winner 2018 Pheasant Habitat Stamp

Rushford Artist Wins Again in 2018 Pheasant Stamp Competition

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Released September 29,2017

Rushford artist Michael Sieve has won the 2018 Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 15 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Sieve is a first-time winner of the pheasant stamp contest and his painting will be featured on the 2018 pheasant habitat stamp.

The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant habitat management and protection.

Seven entries advanced as finalists and were selected Sept. 21 at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. Other finalists were Thomas Miller, second place; and Edward DuRose, third place.

The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. The 2018 pheasant stamp will be available for sale in March.

Micah Hanson is the 2019 Minnesota Turkey Stamp Winner
 2019 Turkey Habitat Stamp

St. Charles resident wins turkey stamp contest

MN Dept. of Natural Resources News Release - January 2, 2018

St. Charles artist Micah Hanson won the 2019 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Hanson’s painting will be featured on the 2019 turkey stamp. His artwork was previously featured on the 2011 and 2015 turkey stamps, and he also has won Minnesota contests for the 2000 and 2003 trout and salmon stamp, both with a brown trout.

Six entries advanced as finalists and were selected Dec. 21 at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. Other finalists were Bradley Hadrava, Nathan Hager and Stephen Hamrick in a three-way tie for second place; Dean Kegler, third place; and Anges Coudron, fourth place. The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. The 2019 turkey stamp will be available for sale March 1, 2019.

The turkey stamp was authorized by the 1996 Minnesota Legislature at the request of turkey hunters. Stamp revenue is used for wild turkey management and research. The cost of a turkey stamp is incorporated into the price of the hunting license – no additional purchase is required. However, a pictorial turkey stamp costs 75 cents and can be purchased with or without a turkey hunting license.

Turkey hunting licenses are free for youth 12 years old and younger; $5 for ages 13 through 17; and $26 for hunters 18 and older. More information on turkey hunting is available at mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey.
/

I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to my site. Did you find
everything you were looking for? No. We do add new artwork
and classified ads and when that happens we send out a
newsletter. Leave your name and email address and
we'll let you know when something new is added to the site.

Home  |  Arlen Axdahl  |  Les C. Kouba  |  Other Wildlife Artists  |  Appraisals 

  Rental Ads  |  Decoys for Sale  |  Coming Events  |  Resources  |  Site Map

Titusville, FL 32781
Copyright © 1998-2018
leskoubaoriginalart.com, Owned by Axdahl's Art World
All Rights Reserved

Last updated February 6, 2018