Turkey, Pheasant, & Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest Winners
A total of 22 talented wildlife artists submitted 37 pieces of artwork for the 2021 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contest.
Judging was held on July 30 at a conference center in Portage, Wisconsin. The judges for the 2021 Wisconsin Wildlife Stamp Art Contest were Jeff Maletzke from Ducks Unlimited, John Motoviloff from National Wild Turkey Federation, and Tally Hamilton from Pheasants Forever.
Caleb Metrich of Lake Tomahawk won this year's turkey stamp design competition. He gains inspiration for his art from hunting trips and his winning piece of two gobblers in the dawn of a spring day was inspired by previous hunting outings to southern Wisconsin.
Caleb Metrich also won the 2021 waterfowl stamp design contest for his entry featuring a pair of pintail ducks in flight with a hunter and his dog in the background. The hunter in the boat depicts Metrich's father and their hunting dog.
Robert Metropulos of Arbor Vitae won the pheasant stamp design contest this year. Robert has won several turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests in the past in Wisconsin, Delaware, Indiana and Ohio. He has also been a Wisconsin Pheasants Forever featured artist of the year.
For more information regarding Wisconsin's wildlife stamps, click here.