Duluth Artist Wins Walleye Stamp Contest
Third win for the artist!
DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that a Duluth artist has won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest.
Dean Kegler, was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR.
Kegler’s painting featured a walleye about to strike a crankbait and will be featured as the 2018 walleye stamp. This is the third win for Kegler – he has also won the 2016 trout and 2009 pheasant stamp contests.
Three entries advanced as finalists and were selected Oct. 26. No prizes are given to the winners, but the winning artist still retains the right to reproduce the work.
Walleye stamps are available year-round and are not needed to be purchased at the same time as fishing licenses. Each voluntary stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye, or a pictorial collectible stamp without validation is available for $5.75.
Revenue from stamps sales is used to purchase walleye for stocking Minnesota lakes.
More information about the stamps is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/stamps