Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)-An acrylic painting of a tom turkey by Nicholas Markell of Hugo has won the 2016 Turkey Stamp Contest out of eight entries received for this year’s contest, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.
“This is the first time Markell has won the annual turkey stamp contest. Second place went to Tim Turrene of Richfield and third went to Tyler Maddaus of New Prague. An artist whose work is selected for a Minnesota fish or wildlife stamp receives no compensation from the DNR, but does retain reproduction and marketing rights.”
The Minnesota Wild Turkey Stamp was authorized by the 1996 Minnesota Legislature at the request of turkey hunters. Stamp revenue is used for wild turkey management and research. Revenues from stamp sales are dedicated to the development, restoration, maintenance and preservation of wild turkey habitat in Minnesota.