Press Release – Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
February 26, 2018
Contact: Seth Maddox, 256-437-2788
Kirk Wickizer of Huntsville, Ala., is the winner of this year’s Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a male Red-breasted Merganser. The winning artwork will be used as the design of the 2019-20 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required for licensed hunters when pursuing waterfowl in Alabama.
This was Wickizer’s first time entering the state contest and the win came as a surprise.
“I was a little nervous and didn’t think I would win,” Wickizer said. “I was having lunch (in Huntsville) with my wife during the judging. When I got the call a few hours later, I was extremely pleased. I’m very happy about it.”
For more information about the contest, visit www.outdooralabama.com/
To view a video of how Wickizer’s winning artwork was created, visit https://youtu.be/inZFubPMZOg.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.