A painting of a gadwall by Jim Caturia of Cannon Falls will be featured on the 2019 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp after he won the annual stamp contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

The winning painting was selected by judges from 19 other entries. Five entries advanced to the finals that were selected during the September 6th contest. The other finalists were in the order of finish Bradley Hadrava, Thomas Miller, Jake Levisen, and Stephen Hamrick. The stamp contest according to a news release from the DNR began in 1977.

The stamp validation for hunting costs $7.50 and for an extra .75 you can also receive a pictorial stamp. Revenue from the sales is dedicated to waterfowl management and habitat work. On average the stamp sales generate $700,000 per year for habitat enhancement on state wildlife management lakes and other shallow lakes.

The species to be featured for 2020 will be the snow goose.

Listen to the DNR show with Gordy Kosfeld Friday afternoons at 12:40pm on The Mighty 920! 

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