WILDLIFE DESIGN CONTEST
For many years, Wisconsin’s wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp programs have been providing opportunities for wildlife and habitat management, with efforts directed toward key species. Turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl hunters are required to purchase a species-specific stamp to legally harvest these game birds in Wisconsin. Annually wildlife artists compete to have their art grace these coveted stamps.
The Expo will host the judging of these stamp contest entries during the morning of the expo. The art will be on display for the rest of the day for all attendees to enjoy. This is a great chance to view amazing wildlife art and get a preview of next year’s state stamps!
Sales of these three stamps bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for species management throughout the state, including habitat management, restoration, education, and research projects.
Every other year, at the start of each fiscal biennium, there is a chance for nonprofit, conservation, and non-government organizations, along with local, state, and federal government agencies to apply for stamp funds. Eligible projects include habitat management, education, outreach, and research that directly benefit wild turkeys, pheasants, and waterfowl.
Every year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Wisconsin Waterfowl stamps.
Accepting Submissions for 2022