Plymouth Artist Wins 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota artist has won the 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest for the fourth time.
Joseph Hautman of Plymouth painted a green-headed wood duck paddling on the water (pictured above). The image will be made into the 2012-13 Federal Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in June 2012.
Second place went to Adam Grimm of Burbank, S.D., who painted a brown gadwall duck (pictured above).
Richard Clifton of Milford, Del., took third place with a painting of a pair of mallards (pictured above).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the winners Saturday.
Hautman and his two brothers are no strangers to winning the contest. The three have 10 combined victories between them.
Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are required to buy the $15 duck stamp. The money is used for conservation efforts.
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