UW-Stevens Point to Host Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point to host the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition. This competition, which attracts many of the top wildlife artists from across the country each year, will be held Sept. 15-16, 2017 on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and other key stakeholders. Final judging for the stamp contest will take place over this two-day period and will be open to the public. The winning artwork will be featured as the 2018 Federal Duck Stamp, available for purchase July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. In addition to the stamp contest, other events include a decoy carving contest and exhibition, hosted by Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, and a Learn to Hunt program.

Wisconsin is one of the top five states in the country in number of duck hunters, with roughly 80,000 waterfowl hunters per year, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized that Wisconsin represents considerable contributions to the federal duck stamp program.

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