Wildlife artists across the Northland are invited to submit entries for the 2019 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Monday, September 3 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the ring-necked pheasant must be the primary focus of the design, though other species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interactions between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota’s pheasant range.

Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists may issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds.

Final judging, which is open to the public, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, at DNR headquarters in St. Paul.

The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant management and habitat work.

Follow the link below for complete information and to submit an entry.