Jim's first place design
Bob's second place entry
This past Friday and Saturday the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest was held out in Berkley, CA. This year the five eligible species were Brant, Canada Goose, Ruddy Duck, Northern Shoveler, and Greater White-fronted Goose. After the second round, my husband Bob was tied for first place with his brother Jim (Hautman). Jim ended up winning in the tie-breaker, Bob got second. Every year Duck Stamp sales raise over 25 million dollars, most of which go directly for conservation of critical habitat. Duck Stamps are available at your post office ($15.) and in addition to helping conservation you get something beautiful.
For more information on the Duck Stamp Program: http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps/
To view all 236 of this year's entries http://www.outdoorsweekly.com/
For more information on Hautman Brother's Art www.hautman.com