Walleye Stamp Winner 06 Nov 12

A painting of a walleye chasing a minnow will be featured on Minnesota’s 2013 walleye stamp. A team of DNR judges picked Nicholas Markell’s design from among nine entries. This is the second win for Markell in just over a year in the stamp contest. The Hugo man also won the 2012 trout stamp contest. An artist whose work is selected for a Minnesota fish or wildlife stamp receives no compensation from the DNR, but retains reproduction and marketing rights. The Legislature created the optional walleye stamp in 2009. It adds 5-dollar to the cost of an angling license. The revenues help fund walleye stocking programs.