Joe Hautman of Plymouth, Minn., was named over the weekend the winner of the 75th annual Federal Duck Stamp competition. His painting of a pintail pair nestled in a grassy marsh earned him is third winning entry.
Second place went to Harold Roe, of Sylvania, Ohio, and third place went to Scot Storm of Freeport, Minn.
Hautman’s winning painting will be featured on the 2008-2009 federal duck stamp, which will go on sale in late June 2008. Federal Duck Stamp sales raise about $25 million each year to fund wetland habitat acquisition for the National Wildlife Refuge system.
To learn more go to: www.ducks.org