DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is soliciting original artwork entries for the 2013 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year's species of focus is the greater scaup (Aythya marila). The deadline for artists to submit entries is 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1.
The Colorado Waterfowl Stamp program was implemented in 1990 and provides funding to conserve wetlands for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife. Waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older are required by state law to purchase a waterfowl stamp validation annually before hunting.
Artists must submit a 13-inch high by-18 inch wide, full color original artwork for the contest. There is a $50 fee for each entry. The winning entry will receive $3,500, with smaller cash prizes for second and third place as well. Complete requirements are explained in the application packet, which is available at wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Waterfowl/WaterfowlStampProgram/.
DENVER - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to serve on a new statewide advisory panel that will provide feedback for the agency on hunting, fishing and wildlife management issues in Colorado.
The Colorado Sportsmen's Roundtable will meet twice a year to discuss issues and help the agency understand the views and ideas of Colorado's hunters and anglers.
Individuals interested in serving on the Colorado Sportsmen's Roundtable can complete a short online application to describe their involvement in hunting and fishing and their interest in representing their fellow hunters and anglers. The application can be completed at wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Roundtable.aspx.
Sixteen individuals will be chosen to serve one or two year terms on the Roundtable. The deadline for applying is Friday, Feb. 15. The first meeting of the group will occur in late March. The group will also include individuals selected at regional "caucus" meetings to occur over the next few months around the state.
For additional information on this process, contact Dave Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-291-7174.