Hugo artist wins DNR stamp contest

2:49 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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HUGO, Minn. - A Hugo artist's painting will be featured on the Minnesota 2013 walleye stamp, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Nicolas Markell's painting of a walleye chasing a minnow was chosen from among nine entries to win the DNR-sponsored stamp contest.  This is the second win in a row for Markell who won the trout stamp contest last year.  In fact, Markell has been a finalist many times, finishing third in the 2012 walleye and turkey stamp contests.

Winning artists receive no compensation from the DNR, but do retain reproduction and marketing rights.

The Legislature created the walleye stamp in 2009, and uses revenue from the stamp sales to purchase walleyes to be stocked in Minnesota lakes. 

The 2012 walleye stamp is still available for purchase at all license vendors.

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