Indiana Artist’s Blue-Winged Teal to Adorn Hunting Stamps

2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest Winner Announced

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind. won the 46th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. Judges selected his stunning depiction of a hen and a drake blue-winged teal, complete with leg band and mirror-like reflection in the water, aptly named “Quiet Waters.”

The artwork will be featured on the stamps that hunters purchase to hunt all migratory game birds in the state, with the proceeds funding migratory game bird research and habitat enhancement on public lands.
The winner was chosen by a panel of judges on Nov. 10 at the 49th Annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton in front of art enthusiasts, as well as some of the entrants and their families.

“I am happy to win and am grateful to be a part of the event,” said a surprised Klinefelter.

Indiana Artist’s Blue-Winged Teal to Adorn Hunting Stamps

“Congratulations to our winner and all participants. It was a great experience for our judges and staff to witness such a remarkable collection of entries,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “We appreciate and thank all of the artists who participated this year.”

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