An awesome painting of a brown trout was chosen as the new trout and salmon stamp.
Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources has chosen a winner for its 39th annual trout and salmon stamp contest. The winner’s artwork will replace the current stamp for the 2016 season.
Dean Kegler of Duluth, Minnesota, created a beautiful painting of a brown trout preparing to eat a fisherman’s fly. It was selected over 12 other submissions.
“Congratulations to Kegler for his winning entry, and thanks to all who entered this year,” said Brian Nerbonne who coordinated the contest.
This is the second time Kegler’s artwork has made it onto one of the DNR’s stamps. In 2009 he won the annual pheasant stamp contest.
While there are no prizes for winning the contest, the artist retains rights to their work and can reproduce it.
The $10 trout and salmon stamp is required along with a fishing license by all fisherman 18-64 who fish for either species in Minnesota.
The DNR is also offering a special collectible stamp that is available for $10.75. All money earned from stamp sales go towards trout and salmon management and habitat protection.