Vote Online For 2011-12 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp

Vote Online For 2011-12 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp
Help choose the artwork that will be printed on the 2011-12 Oklahoma waterfowl stamp with the click of a mouse!

Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp
Vote Online For 2011-12 Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp
Sam Houston Duck Co.
Sam Houston Duck Co.

Houston, TX –-(Ammoland.com)- Every year wildlife artists from across the nation submit their rendition of a specified waterfowl species to the Wildlife Department’s duck stamp design contest.

In recent years the Wildlife Department has relied on input from the public to help determine the winner, whose work is printed on the Oklahoma waterfowl stamp the following year. This year, artwork was centered on the blue-winged teal which can be found near Oklahoma’s wetlands during early fall and spring.

“In recent years, people who wanted to vote on the next duck stamp design had to travel somewhere to see the entries, but technology is allowing us to make voting possible from home or even on the go for those folks with laptops or smart phones,” said Micah Holmes, information and education supervisor for the Wildlife Department.

Duck stamp sales help finance many projects that benefit ducks and geese. Since the duck stamp program began in 1980, thousands of acres of waterfowl habitat have been created through duck stamp revenues.

Along with public input, entries will be judged on anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability for printing. The winning artist will receive a purchase award of $1,200 provided by NatureWorks, a Tulsa-based conservation organization. Additionally, the winner and three honorable mentions will appear in a future issue of Outdoor Oklahoma magazine.

“This is a good chance for duck hunters to weigh in on their favorite artwork,” Holmes said. “Afterall, it’s their duck season and their waterfowl stamp. They should have a say in what artwork is featured, and they should take the opportunity to give their input.”

A selection of waterfowl stamp art from previous years is currently on display in the lobby of the Wildlife Department headquarters located at 1801 N. Lincoln, in Oklahoma City.

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Prints of previous winning waterfowl artwork can be purchased at wildlifedepartment.com/oklahomastampprogram.htm .

More information about the annual duck stamp design contest, including official rules, is available online at wildlifedepartment.com

Thank you,
Rita Dumaine
Sam Houston Duck Co.

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